Another one of my articles is featured on The Faerie Magazine site this week, this time my article about Hansel and Gretel from the Winter 2008 issue. This will only be available through the weekend so if you want to read it, do so soon!
Here are the first few lines:
“Hansel and Gretel” is one of the best known fairy tales. It is also one of the most horrific, offering up several nightmare-inducing elements in just a few pages. Child abandonment. Evil witches. Cannibalism. Murder, albeit in self-defense. Perfect bedtime reading! Yet somehow it remains one of the most popular fairy tales in children’s picture books with new versions published each year.