Hansel and Gretel

Bethan Woollvin

Ages 3 to 7
03 October 2019
32 pages


From the award-winning Bethan Woollvin, creator of the iconic Little Red and Rapunzel comes Hansel and Gretel, a very funny twist on the classic fairy tale printed in vibrant pantone inks.

'A witty picture book for clever, fearless children' – The Sunday Times

Naughty little Hansel and Gretel ransack Willow the good witch's gingerbread cottage and play havoc with her spells, driving the poor witch to her wit's end with magical mischief and mayhem. They gobble all her yummy food, smash her potion bottles and even conjure the cat to the size of a house! Can Willow ever put a stop to the chaos?

Bethan Woollvin has been shortlisted for both the Klaus Flugge Prize 2017 and the Little Rebels Award 2017, as well as winning an AOI Award 2017. Little Red, winner of the Macmillan Prize 2014, was named one of the ten New York Times Best Illustrated Books in 2016.

This is a witty, sophisticated, revisionist picture book for clever, fearless children
A talent to watch
One of my favourite new illustrators turns her keen eye to Hansel and Gretel in her latest stylish, deliciously disruptive fairytale revamp