By: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Books for Young Readers
Recommended Age: 5-7 years
Hansel and Gretel is a classic tale, and I was curious about this particular book with it’s beautiful art and the fact that there were African children on the cover. After looking into this I found out the author, Rachel Isadora, had spent a decade in Africa in which inspired her to create many retellings with African characters.
The story, as usual, is the same, but the art is beautiful and layer upon layers of textiles, although it was unfortunate the witch’s colors were so dark: forest green skin, black and brown cloak, it wound up completely drowning her out with the very dark wall colors of her home.