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  • Published: 29 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781784876333
  • Imprint: Vintage Children's Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $27.99

Hansel and Greta

A Fairy Tale Revolution




A retelling of 'Hansel and Gretel' from A Fairy Tale Revolution, a series designed to remix and revive our favourite stories

Jeanette Winterson retells 'Hansel and Gretel'. A Fairy Tale Revolution is here to remix and revive our favourite stories.

'Deep in the wood'

Greta lives with her brother Hansel on the edge of a great forest - a forest in danger of destruction.

GreedyGuts, their aunt, doesn't appreciate Hansel and Greta's plans to replant trees and save the forest. In fact, she thinks they're horrible little vegetarians.

GreedyGuts doesn't give two hoots about nature. She favours luxury and living it up: eating, shopping and partying hard. And so she hatches a plan to get rid of the meddling, do-gooder kids...deep in the wood.

  • Published: 29 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781784876333
  • Imprint: Vintage Children's Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $27.99

About the authors

Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson CBE was born in Manchester. Adopted by Pentecostal parents she was raised to be a missionary. This did and didn’t work out.

Discovering early the power of books she left home at 16 to live in a Mini and get on with her education. After graduating from Oxford University she worked for a while in the theatre and published her first novel at 25. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit is based on her own upbringing but using herself as a fictional character. She scripted the novel into a BAFTA-winning BBC drama. 27 years later she re-visited that material in the bestselling memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? She has written 10 novels for adults, as well as children’s books, non-fiction and screenplays. She is Professor of New Writing at the University of Manchester. She lives in the Cotswolds in a wood and in Spitalfields, London.

She believes that art is for everyone and it is her mission to prove it.

Laura Barrett

Laura Barrett is an illustrator inspired by the darker side of folk and fairy tales, and enjoys working in the medium of traditional Scherenschnitte (paper cutting). Since graduating from University of the Arts London and with over 10 years of industry experience, Laura has worked with a stellar client list including the BBC and The Guardian. Laura works from her home studio in South East London.

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