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  • Published: 22 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448119790
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 34

Hansel and Gretel: A Magic Beans Story



A short story from the Magic Beans series. When a brother and sister discover a gingerbread house, the truth isn't as sweet as it seems.

The much-loved tale of how a brother and sister seek to escape the clutches of an evil witch and her enchanted house. But the witch is hungry and she's not willing to let them go that easily . . .

This story is a magic bean. It may not look much like a bean, but I can promise you that it is. For if you plant it in a young mind, it will grow into a love of story and reading. These beans are favourite fairytales and legends that will delight, thrill and thoroughly entertain. Each story has been brilliantly crafted by one of the best-loved writers for children.

This story was published by David Fickling Books as part of the Magic Beans anthology. The complete anthology is available in hardback and in ebook format.

  • Published: 22 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448119790
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 34

About the author

Henrietta Branford

Henrietta Branford was born in India in 1946 but grew up in a remote part of the New Forest. Her first novel, Royal Blunder, was published in 1990. After that she wrote many different sorts of books, from picture books to teenage novels, including Dimanche Diller (Smarties Prize and the Prix Tam-Tam) and Fire, Bed and Bone (Guardian Children's Fiction Prize). After her death in 1997 a prize was established to commemorate her and her editor Wendy Boase - the Branford Boase Award for a first novel.

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