Books for changing the world
Hansel and Greta

It takes a lot more time for anything to grow than it does for anything to be chopped down.

"[A] jewel box of a book." —Kirkus

Greta lives with her brother Hansel on the edge of a great forest - a forest in danger of destruction. GreedyGuts, their aunt, doesn't appreciate Hansel and Greta's plans to replant trees and save the forest. In fact, she thinks they're horrible little vegetarians. GreedyGuts doesn't give two hoots about nature. She favors luxury and living it up: eating, shopping and partying hard and so she hatches a plan to get rid of the meddling, do-gooder kids deep in the woods. With her trademark subversive and comic eye, Jeanette Winterson retells the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel.

  • “A humorous, spellbinding fairy tale.”—Woman's Weekly

  • “Fresh dialogue draws readers in, and the story’s twists and turns yield discoveries, like a wander through the woods… There are treasures to be found deep in the woods—and in this jewel box of a book.” —Kirkus starred review

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