Hansel & Gretel

A Nightmare in Eight Scenes

Simon Armitage author Clive Hicks-Jenkins illustrator

Format:Hardback

Publisher:Faber & Faber

Published:5th Oct '23

£14.99

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A dystopian verse retelling of the classic tale in a beautiful, illustrated edition.

Simon Armitage turns Hansel & Gretel into a darkly glittering fairy tale for grown-ups.

Simon Armitage turns Hansel & Gretel into a darkly glittering fairy tale for grown-ups. In vivid and trenchant language, he puts a contemporary spin on the tale we know from the Brothers Grimm. Here is a twenty-first century story, whose preoccupations are poverty and hunger, war and flight, a shifting dystopian landscape where nothing is quite as it seems.

Text and illustration fuse beautifully to summon a nightmarish vision that nonetheless contains humour and humanity and the possibility of a more hopeful future to come.

ISBN: 9780571384457

Dimensions: 210mm x 211mm x 15mm

Weight: 540g

112 pages

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