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Hansel and Greta

A Fairy Tale Revolution

Jeanette Winterson Laura Barrett



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29 September 2020
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Hansel and Greta and their lumberjack Dad live on the edge of a large forest that is slowly being cut down and destroyed. Hansel (who can talk to trees) persuades his family to replant the chopped-down trees. All except their aunty, who Greta thinks is an ogre on account of her ugliness and rapacious appetite, though as her Dad says, you mustn't say nasty things about your relatives. Aunty GreedyGuts drives the children away from their home and father, but they find a witch and a gingerbread house. It turns out the witch isn't wicked -though she is very strong and with decided views - and she helps the children reunite with their father and triumph over greed. A retelling with heart and humour!  Lindy Jones

Jeanette Winterson retells 'Hansel and Gretel'. A Fairy Tale Revolution is here to remix and revive our favourite stories.'Deep in the wood'Greta lives with her brother Hansel on the edge of a great forest - a forest in danger of destruction.

GreedyGuts, their aunt, doesn't appreciate Hansel and Greta's plans to replant trees and save the forest. In fact, she thinks they're horrible little vegetarians.

GreedyGuts doesn't give two hoots about nature. She favours luxury and living it up- eating, shopping and partying hard. And so she hatches a plan to get rid of the meddling, do-gooder kids...deep in the wood.
By:   Jeanette Winterson
Illustrated by:   Laura Barrett
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 267mm,  Width: 217mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   321g
ISBN:   9781784876333
ISBN 10:   178487633X
Series:   A Fairy Tale Revolution
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   29 September 2020
Recommended Age:   From 5 to 99 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jeanette Winterson (Author) Jeanette Winterson CBE was born in Manchester. Adopted by Pentecostal parents she was raised to be a missionary. This did and didn't work out. Discovering early the power of books she left home at 16 to live in a Mini and get on with her education. After graduating from Oxford University she worked for a while in the theatre and published her first novel at 25. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit is based on her own upbringing but using herself as a fictional character. She scripted the novel into a BAFTA-winning BBC drama. 27 years later she re-visited that material in the bestselling memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? She has written 10 novels for adults, as well as children's books, non-fiction and screenplays. She is Professor of New Writing at the University of Manchester. She lives in the Cotswolds in a wood and in Spitalfields, London. She believes that art is for everyone and it is her mission to prove it. Laura Barrett (Illustrator) Laura Barrett is an illustrator inspired by the darker side of folk and fairy tales, and enjoys working in the medium of traditional Scherenschnitte (paper cutting). Since graduating from University of the Arts London and with over 10 years of industry experience, Laura has worked with a stellar client list including the BBC and The Guardian. Laura works from her home studio in South East London.

Reviews for Hansel and Greta: A Fairy Tale Revolution

[A] riotously funny re-telling of Hansel and Gretel... Hilarious -- Eithne Farry * Sunday Express * A humorous, spellbinding fairy tale * Woman's Weekly *

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