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  1. says:

    To see this full review and to learn about Hansel Gretel please visit wwwreadrantrockandrollcomThis version of Hansel Gretel by Neil Gaiman has to be one of my favorites I loved that it stays close to the original Grimm version and preserves the chilling details Today when the oven is hot enough we will roast your brother said the old woman But do not be sad I will give you his bones to chew little one What I cherish most about this edition are the illustrations There's no color in any of the pictures by Lorenzo Mattotti as they're simply black and white What's interesting is how certain details in the written story are left out but then you find them sketched in the pictures For example the mother is originally with the father as they lead the children into the dark forest and also with the original tale there's a duck that helps them reach safety by swimming them across the river There's no mention of it but you will find it in the illustrations In the back of the book there are a few pages that cover the history of the tale and where it originated It also covers some other fairy tales that are similar to Hansel Gretel including Hop o' My Thumb and Nennillo and NennellaOverall I really liked this edition I felt that it might be sort of drab when I saw that it was all in black and white but there's a lot to see in the illustrations if you just take the time to pay attention 4


  2. says:

    Honestly not a huge fan of this oneGaiman did a splendid job when he retold Sleeping Beauty The Sleeper and the Spindle so I was excited at the idea of another classic being twisted by his mind Unfortunately this retelling was essentiallyjust that A retellingAnd not a particularly interesting or uniue one There wasn't some special twist or character development It's literally just Hansel and Gretel The kids get lost in the woods stumble upon a witch nearly get eaten and manage to get their revengeI suppose if I was really fishing the art could be considered the 'twist' to the book It's all in black and white with an edgy artsy spin to it and edgy in the sense that I had to really suint at some of these pages to see what was happening NOT edgy as in mind blowingly uniue I wasn't a huge fan of the art and when you aren't a fan of the art for an illustrated novel the whole thing just falls flatYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading


  3. says:

    “Today when the oven is hot enough we will roast your brother” she announces to Gretel “But do not be sad I will give you his bones to chew little one” Neil Gaiman Hansel and GretelVery charming and the illustrations are so inky and scary Gaiman makes the story’s horrors feel very real and very human and Mattotti’s artwork is genuinely chilling


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    As much as I like the tale the art and the prose itself I can't help but be disappointed especially after reading The Sleeper and the Spindle not so long ago Usually when Neil Gaiman tackles a well known story he carefully crafts a new version that makes it fresh and exciting again He adds something new to make it worth your time and make you feel like you're experiencing it for the first time Sadly that can't be said about Hansel and GretelDon't get me wrong if you have for whatever reason never read a version of this fairy tale this is the version you should go for It's dark it's interesting it's beautiful – the words as well as the haunting art that's a careful study of darkness and lightBut if you already know the tale there is nothing new about this I wouldn't even really call it a retelling as there is just too little about the same story that can be found in hundrets of books already published years ago I missed the Gaiman touch a lot The magic he usually brings to stories You could find bits and pieces small hints of something interesting in this book like the mention of a war devasting the country or the old woman promising Gretel to teach her magic but it never really led anywhere There were no unforseen twists no surprises at all It didn't feel like it was written by Neil Gaiman at all apart from the beauty of the words themselvesMaybe I wouldn't be so disappointed if I hadn't read The Sleeper and the Spindle a few weeks ago that was everything a retelling should be It brought something new to a already well known story while still being beautifully told and illustrated Maybe it's unfair to compare the two but as someone who grew up on Grimm's fairy tales I expected than the same story with slightly different words especially considering who wrote them this timeHansel and Gretel is worth your time and it's a beautiful book I'd recommend it in a heartbeat but only with the slight warning that it's just the story you already know without anything new to it


  5. says:

    Hansel and Gretel on its own is a very disturbing story there are versions where the parents are negligent and then of course there's the cannibalistic witch but Neil Gaiman in all the usual creepy charm he brings with other works like The Graveyard Book and Coraline is able to create an eerie spooky and beautifully illustrated graphic novel resurrecting the spirit of the original while putting a new spin on things It's still very dark and a bit troubling but this is balanced out with the endearing characters and memorable dialogueWith Halloween only a few weeks away this graphic novel is an excellent choice for any reader who likes spooky stories but isn't really a fan of gore and excessive violence This is not just a scary story It's also a story of a brother and sister who care about each other a daring work of fantasy and a timeless tale of resourcefulness and life I probably wouldn't recommend it to younger children but it does seem to fit almost any age range of readers and never gets to the point of being acutely grotesue or anything that extreme


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    When a successful writer of books for adults decides to traipse headlong into the world of children’s literature the results are too often disastrous From Donald Barthelme’s self indulgent Slightly Irregular Fire Engine to the recent if disastrous in an entirely different way Rush Revere series by Rush Limbaugh adult authors have difficulty respecting the uniue perspective of a child reader Either they ignore the intended audience entirely and appeal to the parents with the pocket change or they dumb everything down and reduce the storytelling to insulting pabulum This is not to say that all adult authors are unsuccessful Sylvia Plath penned the remarkable The Bed Book while Ted Hughes brought us The Iron Giant Louise Erdrich will forever have my gratitude for her Birchbark House series and while I wouldn’t call Michael Chabon’s Summerland a roaring success it at least had some good ideas Then we come to Neil Gaiman Mr Gaiman is one of those rare adult authors to not only find monetary success in the field of children’s books but literary success as well His The Graveyard Book won the prestigious Newbery Award given once a year to the most distinguished written book of children’s literature in America Like Donald Hall with his Ox Cart Man Gaiman has successfully straddled two different literary forms Unlike Hall he’s done so repeatedly His latest effort Hansel and Gretel takes its inspiration from art celebrating an opera It is in an odd way one of the purest retellings of the text I’ve had the pleasure to read A story that begs to be spoken aloud even as it sucks you into its unnerving darkness In the beginning there was a woodcarver and his pretty wife and their two children Times were good and once in a while the family though never rich would get a bite of meat Then the wars came and the famine Food became so scarce that the wife persuaded her husband to abandon their children in the woods The first time he tried to do so he failed The second time he succeeded And when Hansel and Gretel the children in uestion spotted that gingerbread cottage with its barley sugar windows and hard candy decorations the rest as they say was history It’s a funny kind of children’s book The bulk of it is text based with time taken for Mattotti’s black and white two paged spreads between the action For people expecting a standard picture book this can prove to be a bit unnerving Yet the truth is that the book begs to be read aloud I can see teachers reading it to their classes and parents reading it to their older children The art is lovely but it’s practically superfluous in the face of Gaiman’s turn of phrase Consider sentences like “They slept as deeply and as soundly as if their food had been drugged And it had” There’s something deeply satisfying about that “And it had” It is far chilling in its matter of factness than if Gaiman had ended cold with “It had” The “And” gives it a falsely comforting lilt that chills precisely because it sounds misleadingly comforting It pairs very well with the first sentence in the next section “The old woman was stronger than she looked a sinewy gristly strength” He then peppers the books with little tiny nightmares that might not mean much on a first reading but are imbued with their own small horrors if you pluck them out and look at them alone The witch’s offers to Gretel to make her one of her own and teach her how to ensnare travelers Hansel’s refusal to let go of the bone that saved his life even after the witch has died And the final sentence of the book has a truly terrible tone to it though on the surface it appears to be nothing but sunshine and light“In the years that followed Hansel and Gretel each married well and the people who went to their weddings ate so much fine food that their belts burst and the fat from the meat ran down their chins while the pale moon looked down kindly on them all”Some versions of the story turn the mother into a stepmother for what kind of parent would sacrifice her own children for the sake of her own skin? Here Gaiman is upfront about the mother She was pretty once but became bitter and sharp tongued in time It’s her plying words that convince the woodcutter to go along with the abandonment plan As the book later explains subseuent version of this tale turned her into a stepmother but here we've the original parent with her original sin Gaiman also solves some problems in the plot that had always bothered me about the story For example why does Hansel drop white stones that are easy to follow the first time he and Gretel are abandoned in the woods but breadcrumbs the second? The answer is in the planning Hansel has foreknowledge of his mother’s wicked scheme the first time around and has time to find the stones The second time the trip into the woods catches him unawares and so the only thing he has on hand to use for a path are the breadcrumbs of the food he’s given for lunch Originally the illustrations in this book were created by Lorenzo Mattotti for the Metropolitan Opera’s staging of the opera of the same name These pieces of art which the publication page says are in “a rich black ink on a smooth woodfree paper from Japan” proved to be the inspiration for Gaiman’s take This is no surprise Mattotti knows all too well how to conjure up the impression of light or night with the merest swoops of his paintbrush His children are no better than silhouettes Does it even matter if they have any features? Here the trees are the true works of art There’s something hiding in the gloom here and from the vantage taken the thing lurking in the woods spying upon the kids is ourselves We are the eyes making these two children so very nervous We espy their mother pacing in front of their home just before the famine starts We peer through the trees at the kids crossing past a small gap in the trunks On a first glance the shadows are universal but then you notice when Mattotti chooses to imbue a character with features The children are left abandoned in the woods and all you can see of the woodcutter is an axe and an eye I think it the only eyeball in the entire book It’s grotesue Of course for a children’s librarian the best part might well be the backmatter Recently I read a version of The Pied Piper of Hamelin that suggested that the Grimm tale was a metaphor for a plague that had wiped out all of Hamelin’s children save a few A similar theory surrounds “Hansel and Gretel” suggesting that the story’s origins lie in the Great Famine of 1315 Further information is given about the tale ending at last with the current iteration and oh joy a short Bibliography You might not be as ready to nerd out over this classic fairy tale but for those of you with a yen boy are you in luck What is the role of a fairy tale these days? With our theaters and books filled to brimming with reimagined tellings one wonders what fairy tales mean to most people Are they cultural touchstones that allow us to speak a universal language? Do they still reflect our deepest set fears and worries? Or are they simply good yarns worth discovering? However you chose to view them the story of “Hansel and Gretel” deserves to be plucked up shaken out like an old coat and presented for the 21st century young once in a while Neil Gaiman’s a busy man He has a lot to do He could have phoned this one in Instead he took the time and energy to make give the story its due It’s not about what we fear happening to us It’s about what we fear doing to ourselves by doing terrible things to others The fat from the meat is running down our chins Best to be prepared when something comes along to wipe it up For ages 7 and up


  7. says:

    Neil Gaiman Hansel and Gretel great book


  8. says:

    10 out of 10A perfect retelling from Neil Gaiman I can't imagine anyone whose writing style fits the Grimm Brothers' fairytales better than his to be honest Plus the book has absolutely STUNNING illustrations done by Lorenzo Mattotti—very dark and ominous I will warn you though this isn't an adaptation or a reimagining Gaiman sticks very closely to the original so don't expect any kind of plot twists in there Which was completely fine by me—this is a wonderful addition to my bookshelves and specifically to my Neil Gaiman collection


  9. says:

    Oh thisThey slept as deeply and soundly as if their food had been drugged And it had


  10. says:

    We all know the story of Hansel and Gretel right? Brother and sister get dumped in the woods trail of breadcrumbs boy who’da thunk that plan wouldn’t work gingerbread house in the woods wicked witch oven happily ever after with no mention of the whole abandoning your children in the woods thing So why did we need Neil Gaiman to retell the exact same story that the Brothers Grimm told 200 years ago? We didn’t In fact the only difference I could spot was that he omitted any mention of a witch here she’s just your run of the mill crazy old woman who lives in a house made of sweets and eats children Gaiman retelling this story practically beat for beat is extremely lazy It’s also 22 pages long taking away the illustrations so it’s a short story in book format I guess it’s for kids but I don’t know if they’d like Lorenzo Mattotti’s unappealing and grimm black black BLACK art Everything is BLACK hey let’s cover the pages in BLACK so it’s damn near impossible to distinguish what’s on the page Gaiman normally writes his stories in tandem with the artist but it’s very clear he and Mattotti weren’t in sync on this one A good example is in other versions of this story a duck helps the siblings cross the river at the end which appears in one of Mattotti’s last drawings but isn’t mentioned in Gaiman’s retelling at all Instead the art came first then Gaiman wrote his piece inspired by the drawings and then the publisher decided to slap them together Gaiman’s story is a very deliberate mundane retelling while Mattotti’s art heavily emphasises the horror of the tale through his overbearing smudgy love of BLACK; the tones are very different and don’t mesh We really didn’t need Neil Gaiman to retell a story that’s already very well known Even with Lorenzo Mattotti’s art their Hansel Gretel is entirely pointless and seems only to exist to profit off of Gaiman’s extensive fanbase many of whom will buy anything with his name on


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D in 1812The story follows a young brother and sister who discover a house of candy and cake in the fores When a successful writer of books for adults decides to traipse headlong into the world of children’s literature the results are too often disastrous From Donald Barthelme’s self indulgent Slightly Irregular Fire Engine to the recent if disastrous in an entirely different way Rush Revere series by Rush Limbaugh adult authors have difficulty respecting the uniue perspective of a child reader Either they ignore the intended audience entirely and appeal to the parents with the pocket change or they dumb everything down and reduce the storytelling to insulting pabulum This is not to say that all adult authors are unsuccessful Sylvia Plath penned the remarkable The Bed Book while Ted Hughes brought us The Iron Giant Louise Erdrich will forever have my gratitude for her Birchbark House series and while I wouldn’t call Michael Chabon’s Summerland a roaring success it at least had some good ideas Then we come to Neil Gaiman Mr Gaiman is one of those rare adult authors to not only find monetary success in the field of children’s books but literary success as well His The Graveyard Book won the prestigious Newbery Award given once a year to the most distinguished written book of children’s literature in America Like Donald Hall with his Ox Cart Man Gaiman has successfully straddled two different literary forms Unlike Hall he’s done so repeatedly His latest effort Hansel and Gretel takes its inspiration from art celebrating an opera It is in an odd way one of the purest retellings of the text I’ve had the pleasure to read A story that begs to be spoken aloud even as it sucks you into its unnerving darkness In the beginning there was a woodcarver and his pretty wife and their two children Times were good and once in a while the family though never rich would get a bite of meat Then the wars came and the famine Food became so scarce that the wife persuaded her husband to abandon their children in the woods The first time he tried to do so he failed The second time he succeeded And when Hansel and Gretel the children in uestion spotted that gingerbread cottage with its barley sugar windows and hard candy decorations the rest as they say was history It’s a funny kind of children’s book The bulk of it is text based with time taken for Mattotti’s black and white two paged spreads between the action For people expecting a standard picture book this can prove to be a bit unnerving Yet the truth is that the book begs to be read aloud I can see teachers reading it to their classes and parents reading it to their older children The art is lovely but it’s practically superfluous in the face of Gaiman’s turn of phrase Consider sentences like “They slept as deeply and as soundly as if their food had been drugged And it had” There’s something deeply satisfying about that “And it had” It is far chilling in its matter of factness than if Gaiman had ended cold with “It had” The “And” gives it a falsely comforting lilt that chills precisely because it sounds misleadingly comforting It pairs very well with the first sentence in the next section “The old woman was stronger than she looked a sinewy gristly strength” He then peppers the books with little tiny nightmares that might not mean much on a first reading but are imbued with their own small horrors if you pluck them out and look at them alone The witch’s offers to Gretel to make her one of her own and teach her how to ensnare travelers Hansel’s refusal to let go of the bone that saved his life even after the witch has died And the final sentence of the book has a truly terrible tone to it though on the surface it appears to be nothing but sunshine and light“In the years that followed Hansel and Gretel each married well and the people who went to their weddings ate so much fine food that their belts burst and the fat from the meat ran down their chins while the pale moon looked down kindly on them all”Some versions of the story turn the mother into a stepmother for what kind of parent would sacrifice her own children for the sake of her own skin? Here Gaiman is upfront about the mother She was pretty once but became bitter and sharp tongued in time It’s her plying words that convince the woodcutter to go along with the abandonment plan As the book later explains subseuent version of this tale turned her into a stepmother but here we've the original parent with her original sin Gaiman also solves some problems in the plot that had always bothered me about the story For example why does Hansel drop white stones that are easy to follow the first time he and Gretel are abandoned in the woods but breadcrumbs the second? The answer is in the planning Hansel has foreknowledge of his mother’s wicked scheme the first time around and has time to find the stones The second time the trip into the woods catches him unawares and so the only thing he has on hand to use for a path are the breadcrumbs of the food he’s given for lunch Originally the illustrations in this book were created by Lorenzo Mattotti for the Metropolitan Opera’s staging of the opera of the same name These pieces of art which the publication page says are in “a rich black ink on a smooth woodfree paper from Japan” proved to be the inspiration for Gaiman’s take This is no surprise Mattotti knows all too well how to conjure up the impression of light or night with the merest swoops of his paintbrush His children are no better than silhouettes Does it even matter if they have any features? Here the trees are the true works of art There’s something hiding in the gloom here and from the vantage taken the thing lurking in the woods spying upon the kids is ourselves We are the eyes making these two children so very nervous We espy their mother pacing in front of their home just before the famine starts We peer through the trees at the kids crossing past a small gap in the trunks On a first glance the shadows are universal but then you notice when Mattotti chooses to imbue a character with features The children are left abandoned in the woods and all you can see of the woodcutter is an axe and an eye I think it the only eyeball in the entire book It’s grotesue Of course for a children’s librarian the best part might well be the backmatter Recently I read a version of The Pied Piper of Hamelin that suggested that the Grimm tale was a metaphor for a plague that had wiped out all of Hamelin’s children save a few A similar theory surrounds “Hansel and Gretel” suggesting that the story’s origins lie in the Great Famine of 1315 Further information is given about the tale ending at last with the current iteration and oh joy a short Bibliography You might not be as ready to nerd out over this classic fairy tale but for those of you with a yen boy are you in luck What is the role of a fairy tale these days? With our theaters and books filled to brimming with reimagined tellings one wonders what fairy tales mean to most people Are they cultural touchstones that allow us to speak a universal language? Do they still reflect our deepest set fears and worries? Or are they simply good yarns worth discovering? However you chose to view them the story of “Hansel and Gretel” deserves to be plucked up shaken out like an old coat and presented for the 21st century young once in a while Neil Gaiman’s a busy man He has a lot to do He could have phoned this one in Instead he took the time and energy to make give the story its due It’s not about what we fear happening to us It’s about what we fear doing to ourselves by doing terrible things to others The fat from the meat is running down our chins Best to be prepared when something comes along to wipe it up For ages 7 and up