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Hansel and Gretel/Hansel y Gretel: A Bilingual Book
Retold in both Spanish and English, the universally loved story Hansel and Gretel will delight early readers and older learners alike. The striking illustrations give a new look to this classic tale and the bilingual text makes it perfect for both home and classroom libraries.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 21st 2005 by Chronicle Books
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One of the most horrifying children's stories but a realistic one. With unflinching philosophy of nature being "red in tooth and claw", we read that (1) children are abandoned due to famine by their parents; step-mother should be distrusted due to lack of blood connection (2) stupidity leads to disaster -- the trick of "migajas el pan" (bread crumb) ate by birds (3) un pajaro blanco cantab tan bien -- pretty white bird who sings so well -- is leading one to bigger disaster (4) eat whatever you l ...more
The book was great and didn't stray far from the original story of Hansel and Gretel. The illustrations were great also, and they complement the text rather well. The book does have a happy ending, but despite this, it still might be a bit scary for children. They might not like how the parents decide to leave the kids, and how the kids come upon a witch who eats children. Other than that, it was a great adaptation of Hansel and Gretel.