Hansel and Gretel by Bethan Woollvin
Bethan Woollvin has done it again! A well-known fairy tale is turned it on its ear. This time the story’s surprise element is evident at the onset: two spoiled and mean-spirited children, Hansel and Gretel encounter the home of a kindly witch named Willow.
Because she is a good witch, she returns their boorish behavior with kindness. When the twins commence to eat her home (which is made of gingerbread) she responds by preparing a delicious meal. When the children refuse to help her tidy up the forest, she overlooks their thoughtlessness.
"Willow did not get angry, because Willow was a good witch"
"Willow was not ALWAYS a good witch."
Her signature graphic style is evident. The cover features the top of heads, with expressive eyes which tell a story in and of themselves. The spot of color is a brilliant orange. So now a Christmas classic works equally well for Halloween, and many other occasions.
Thanks Bethan for another classic fairy tale remix.