Hansel and Gretel

Author: Rika Lesser

Illustrator: Paul O. Zelinsky

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publication Date: 1996

Genre: Fairy Tale

Audience: Gr. Pre-K-2

Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, ALA Notable Children’s Book, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year.

Overview: This story, which was originally told by the Brothers Grimm, is about two children lost in the forest who stumble upon a house made out of cake, icing and lots of candy. But when they go inside to explore there is an unusual surprise waiting for them. The pictures are mysterious yet very detailed.

Activity: Have the students draw their own version of the candy house.

Reviewer’s Name: Alex Corbutt