Adam Gidwitz makes a sparkling debut with a work that children are sure to request again and again. Not content within the confines of their own tale, Hansel and Gretel skip out on their story and jump into eight other classic Grimm fairy tales. But all is not sugarplums and candy houses. Danger lies ahead, and Hansel and Gretel have much to learn about avoiding witches’ ovens and making sure “The End” isn’t their end.
©2010 Adam Gidwitz (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
The narrarator made the story come alive! It was like listening to a family member tell a spooky story around a campfire. My nine year old daughter laughed out loud, was incredibly grossed out and very much entertained. She couldn't wait for the long ride home from school so that we could listen to more of the story!
It was a little bit like Harry Potter meets fairy tales gone bad. Very entertaining!
The scene that was our favorite was how Gretel opened the secret door to the mountain.
We would have loved to!!!
Enjoyed the fairytale being embelished to tell more about Hansel and Gretel. Good voice talent, which I think can make or break an audio book!
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