Hansel and Gretel by Michael, M.B.E. Morpurgo


Hansel and Gretel by Michael, M.B.E. Morpurgo

This is a gripping retelling of a children's classic story for the new generation.No child ever forgets the story of the witch, the breadcrumb trail and the gingerbread house in the forest. Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo takes the Brothers Grimm classic to a new level, weaving from these themes a rich fairytale tapestry of hunger and hope, cruelty and courage. With breath-taking illustrations by the celebrated Emma Chichester Clark, this edition of Hansel and Gretel will grip the imagination of a whole new generation of children.


* With Morpurgo's expert retelling this is quite perfect. The Children's Bookseller on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo has over ninety books to his name and has won numerous prizes, including both the Whitbread Award and the Children's Book Award. Michael was Children's Laureate between 2003 - 2005. He lives in Devon. Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art from 1980 to 1983, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. In 1988, she won the Mother Goose Award for the most exciting newcomer to children's book illustration.

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64 pages
Interest Age: 5 years +


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Publication date

1st September 2008



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