Grades 4 - 12
Grade level Equivalent: 4.3
Lexile® Measure: 690L
Guided Reading: V
Type of Book: Read-Aloud Book
- Fables, Folk Tales and Myths
- Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Witches
About This Book
In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.
Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.
Based in part on the Grimms' fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The Seven Ravens, Brother and Sister, The Robber Bridegroom, and The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs.