Author(s): Margaret Evans Price
A classic Grimm's fairy tale in an appealing facsimile of a shaped 1916 edition. Hansel and Gretel tells the story of two siblings who brave a night in the dark woods and cleverly defeata witch who lives in an deliciously tempting gingerbread house. Margaret Evans Price (1888-1973) was a prolific American illustrator of fairy tales and children's stories. Her gentle yet archetypal style achieves the right tension between the sweetness of the children and their plight and the scariness of the witch and her fiendish plans. Hansel and Gretel is the third title in the Green Tiger series of facsimile reproductions of shape-cut children's picture books. The previous two titles. The Night Before Christmas and The Three Bears have proven to be very popular.