Hansel and Gretel Standard Edition (A Toon Graphic)

Hansel and Gretel Standard Edition (A Toon Graphic)

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Overview

"If this isn't the definitive edition of Hansel and Gretel , it's absolutely necessary."— Kirkus Reviews , starred review

Best-selling author Neil Gaiman and fine artist Lorenzo Mattotti join forces to create Hansel & Gretel , a stunning book that's at once as familiar as a dream and as evocative as a nightmare. Mattotti's sweeping ink illustrations capture the terror and longing found in the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Gaiman crafts an original text filled with his signature wit and pathos that is sure to become a favorite of readers everywhere, young and old.

Neil Gaiman is the best-selling author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio, theater, and films for children and adults alike. His work has received many international awards, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, as well as Hugos, two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, four Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, and countless other honors. He is a pillar of modern fantasy writing. He has said that the story of Hansel and Gretel is what made him want to be a writer.

Lorenzo Mattotti is an Italian comics and graphic artist living in Paris. A frequent contributor of covers for the New Yorker , he's recognized as one of the most outstanding international exponents of comics art. Mattotti won an Eisner Award for his graphic novel Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. He collaborated with Lou Reed in re-imaging Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935179627
Publisher: TOON Books
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Series: Toon Series
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 444,614
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

NEIL GAIMAN is the bestselling author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio, theatre and films for children and adults alike. His work received many international awards, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, as well as Hugos, two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, four Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, and countless other honors. He is a pillar of modern fantasy writing. He has said that the story of Hansel and Gretel is what made him want to be a writer. LORENZO MATTOTTI
is an Italian comics and graphic artist living in Paris. A frequent contributor of covers for The New Yorker, he's recognized as one of the most outstanding international exponents of comics art. Mattotti won an Eisner Award for his graphic novel Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. He collaborated with Lou Reed in re-imaging
Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven.

Hometown:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

November 10, 1960

Place of Birth:

Portchester, England

Education:

Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77

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Hansel and Gretel Standard Edition (A Toon Graphic) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
There is something about the story of Hansel and Gretel, so eerie and extraordinary, it was a story so surprising good. So many parts of that story I found disturbing growing up, compared to other fairy tales. I think that is why I cherished this story; it wasn’t all sweet and pleasant like other fairy tales for it was unexpected and different. The mother’s scheme to abandon her children for lack of food and the father’s attempt to follow through with this plan, not once but twice as Hansel outsmarted his parents the first time. Then there was the house made of candy. Oh how I wanted to visit that house made of candy; I think everyone wanted to see this house as much as we wanted to visit Willy Wonka. Then there was the Hansel, the way he showed the old woman a bone each day inside his cage, a bone!! I always wondered whose bone that really was. And then there’s Gretel, when she wasn’t chained to her bed she worked nonstop for the old lady. The thoughts and the feelings she must have been experiencing. What a dark and gloomy tale but one that I truly remember and loved. Neil Gaiman captures this mysterious and important fairy tale with a story that sure to capture your attention. Using only black and white as his medium, the text is written on a two-page spread which is then followed by a two-page spread illustration completed in sweeping black ink illustrations contrasting with the white background. This pattern continues throughout the book, combining text with ominous illustrations that captures the darkness and gloom of the story. I really loved the way this book is put together. I had to read it again and again; taking time to carefully look at the illustrations, the lightening and bleakness of the situation portrayed here was fantastic. This to me shows the direness of the situation, it was perfection.
SezjbSB More than 1 year ago
While this was a very short book I still found it extremely enjoyable. It's been many years since I've read the Hansel and Gretel fairytale, but I did notice a few subtle differences here and there. With black and white illustrations throughout this book it's gorgeously packaged inside and out. A dark and creepy fairytale that comes through in not only the writing but also the pictures. While this was the first book of Neil Gaiman's I've ever read I'm intrigued enough to pick up some of his other books and give them a go. But for fans of Neil definitely add this to your tbr pile you won't be disappointed.