The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise MurphyA poignant and suspenseful retelling of a classic fairy tale set in a war-torn world
In the last months of the Nazi occupation of Poland, two children are left by their father and stepmother to find safety in a dense forest. Because their real names will reveal their Jewishness, they are renamed Hansel and Gretel. They wander in the woods until they are taken in by Magda, an eccentric and stubborn old woman called witch by the nearby villagers. Magda is determined to save them, even as a German officer arrives in the village with his own plans for the children. Louise Murphys haunting novel of journey and survival, of redemption and memory, powerfully depicts how war is experienced by families and especially by children.
Lyrical, haunting, unforgettable. --Kirkus Reviews
No reader who picks up this inspiring novel will put it down until the final pages, in which redemption is not a fairy tale ending but a heartening message of hope. --Publishers Weekly
Moral Lessons in ‘Hansel and Gretel’ By Yopi Wulandari
Never go off alone without your parents, never talk to strangers, and never go into a stranger's house, even if they are old ladies and are half blind. Hansel and Gretel is the story of two children who get lost in the woods and end up at an evil witch's house, where she tries to cannibalize them both. The moral theme of the story is to stay away from strangers and obey one's parents. Hansel and Gretel is a fairy tale. Deaths in families necessitate the reconfiguration of all other relationships. Never go into a stranger's house without an adult if you are a child.
Who wrote Hansel and Gretel (not necessary with this title?)
Hansel and Gretel is a popular fairy tale of German origins. It was recorded by the Brothers Grimm in Hansel and Gretel were the children of a poor woodcutter. The first time, Hansel leaves a trail of pebbles along the way and finds the way back. Next time, the father takes them deeper into the forest, and Hansel leaves breadcrumbs to find their way back.
The life lessons from Hansel and Gretel are actually practical and utilize common sense — not many emotions governed by the usual, fragile heart. This story written by the Grimm Brothers and published in is truly a classic example of a story written for the young to read but for the adults to reflect on. This pattern holds true to most of the classic tales that I have been rereading these days so I can share them with my children. Here are the life lessons from Hansel and Gretel that you might want to ponder on or laugh at, whichever way you like:. Attention: Male Population! If your children still matter to you — and not just your own happiness — please, choose your second wife well.
Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister kidnapped by a cannibalistic witch living in a forest in a house constructed of cake, confectionery, candy, and many more treats. The two children escape with their lives by outwitting her. The story is set in medieval Germany. Hansel and Gretel are the children of a poor woodcutter. When a famine settles over the land, the woodcutter's wife stepmother to Hansel and Gretel decides to take the children into the woods and leave them there to fend for themselves so she and her husband will not starve to death.