Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hansel and Gretel by Will Moses

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel as illustrated by Will Moses (yes, he is the grandson of Grandma Moses) offers a very American folk artist rendition of the classic tale. And it works well enough. I find this version quite charming because it is more unusual, but not drastically so. This isn't the book for introducing the tale. I think Zelinsky's Hansel and Gretel is best for that. But this one makes the tale interesting to look at again and a little safer since the terror elements are downplayed somewhat.

Here are some illustrations:

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