A fluent, literate translation that should read aloud well; but the illustrations look like movie stills, with two stylishly...

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HANSEL AND GRETEL

A fluent, literate translation that should read aloud well; but the illustrations look like movie stills, with two stylishly vapid, apple-cheeked European tykes emerging from shadowy, drifting, deep-brown backgrounds on page after page. And with the witch too looking like a Rackham specter transmogrified by Disney. There's a lot of style and a lot of polish in evidence here, but not an ounce of real fear or feeling. (Not even a credible gingerbread house.)

Pub Date: Feb. 21, 1980

ISBN: 0863156231

Page Count: -

Publisher: Morrow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1980