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True Story of Hansel and Gretel (Paperback) (Louise Murphy)

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A poignant and suspenseful retelling of a classic fairy tale set in a war-torn worldIn 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 Murphy’s 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

Number of Pages: 29712
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: War + Military
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Louise Murphy
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2003
TCIN: 11483835
UPC: 9780142003077
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-8296
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