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Hansel and Gretel

A Grimm's Fairy Tale

Hardback
March 2008
9780863156236
More details
  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    6th March 2008
  • ISBN 9780863156236
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
$17.95

In this favorite Grimm Brothers tale, an evil stepmother sends Hansel and Gretel into the woods, but birds eat the crumb trail they drop along the trail to find their way back. Lost and hungry, they find a tempting house made of gingerbread...but can they trust the old woman inside?

(Ages 5-8)

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in the 1780s in Hanau, near Frankfurt in Hesse. They were among a family of nine children, six of whom survived infancy. During their early childhood, both their father and grandfather died, leaving the children and their mother to struggle in reduced circumstances. During their early twenties, the two brothers began linguistic and philological studies, which would culminate in both Grimm's Law and their collected editions of fairy and folk tales. Their collections of tales became immensely popular, though the brothers' main goal was linguistic research. After running afoul of King Ernest Augustus I, the brothers were fired from their university posts and exiled. However, the next year, the two were invited to Berlin by the King of Prussia, and both settled there. Wilhelm died in 1859; his elder brother Jacob died in 1863.

Anastasiya Archipova

Anastasiya Archipova (Анастасия Архипова) studied at the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow until 1978, before starting her professional career as a designer of posters. She became internationally known as an illustrator of works by classic authors such as Miguel de Cervantes, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Molière, and William Shakespeare, as well as the fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. She lives and works in Moscow and has illustrated dozens of children's books.