Author(s): James Marshall
A poor woodcutter lives with his wife and two children, Hansel and Gretel. Weak-willed and easily manipulated, the wood cutter gives in to his overbearing, badgering wife who insists he abandons his children to the wilderness of the forest because, well, they eat too much food There, as they try and find their way home, Hansel and Gretel come across a beautiful sugar-spun, candy cottage and, as the fairytale goes, a horrendous, red-eyed witch who loves to dine on nice, fat children
PUBLICATION JANUARY 2014
"Marshall works his magic on a popular tale, retelling without reshaping it and infusing both text and pictures with ingenuous simplicity lit by flashes of roguish humor." (Kirkus Reviews)"
James Marshall is one of the most prolific and successful author/illustrators of children's books. With more than seventy-five books to his credit, including the popular George and Martha series and the misadventures of the Stupid Family, Marshall has earned the admiration and love of countless readers. Maurice Sendak said of Marshall: "His work is undated, fresh and fragrant as a new spring garden." James Marshall died in October 1992. He divided his time between an apartment in New York and his home in Connecticut.