Dimensions: 56 pages, 10.07 × 7.54 × 0.43 in
Published: October 28, 2014
Publisher: TOON Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1935179624
ISBN - 13: 9781935179627
From the Publisher
The New York Times raves, "Hansel and Gretel astonishes from start to finish" while Kirkus Reviews declares, "If this isn’t the definitive edition of Hansel and Gretel, it’s absolutely necessary."
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. Neil 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.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the best-selling author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio, theater, and films for children and adults alike. A pillar of modern fantasy writing, he has received many awards, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, as well as Hugo Awards, two Nebula awards, a World Fantasy Award, four Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, and countless other honors. The story of Hansel and Gretel is one of his favorite tales from his childhood.
Lorenzo Mattotti is an Italian illustrator and comics and graphic artist. He is recognized today as one of the most outstanding international exponents of comic art. His works have been featured in such magazines as The New Yorker, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Le Monde, and Süddeutsche Zeitung. He won an Eisner Award in 2003 for his graphic novel Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.
Hansel and Gretel astonishes from start to finish…The book itself is a gorgeous and carefully made object…Their rendition brings a freshness and even a feeling of majesty to the little tale. —New York Times If this isn''t the definitive edition of "Hansel and Gretel," it''s absolutely necessary. ... The swirling lines look as though they might start moving if seen at just the right moment. The pictures have inspired Gaiman to write some of his most beautiful sentences... Grimm version is as frightening as a bedtime story gets, but this version will scare people in new ways, and some of those people may need to start drawing right away. —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Master storyteller Gaiman plumbs the dark depths of Hansel and Gretel... Italian illustrator Mattotti contributes elegant b&w ink spreads that alternate with spreads of text. His artistry flows from the movement of his brush and the play of light and shadow. ... Gaiman makes the story’s horrors feel very real and very human, and Mattotti’s artwork is genuinely chilling. —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Newbery Medal–winner Neil Gaiman retells Hansel and Gretel as a story of parents plotting a murder by neglect, with full-spread India ink compositions by Lorenzo Mattotti as dark and terrifying as his forest setting. ... Gaiman''s text is a study in minimalism, yet he includes every salient detail... A perfectly frightful treat. —Shelf Awarenes