Items related to Hansel and Gretel: a beautiful illustrated version...

Hansel and Gretel: a beautiful illustrated version of the classic fairytale - Hardcover

3.81 avg rating
( 8,657 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781408861981: Hansel and Gretel: a beautiful illustrated version of the classic fairytale
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 
The enduring story of the children, the breadcrumb trail and the gingerbread house is brought to life by master storyteller, Neil Gaiman. Who better to retell the Brothers Grimm's greatest, and perhaps darkest, fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel? Coupled with breathtakingly haunting illustrations from Lorenzo Mattotti, you will be enticed into the world and into the woods . . . so beware.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:
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)
On simple, well-designed pages of just text, Gaiman tells a fairly standard version of Hansel and Gretel. And while the story is unsettling enough on its own, it's Mattotti's full-bleed india ink illustrations that dial up the creep factor. ... Mattotti masterfully and subtly uses negative space so each image isn't immediately noticeable, like the most menacing game of hide-and-seek, and the abrupt oscillation between the clean, white pages of words and the silent, chilling dusky pictures is striking. While this isn't a graphic novel per se, Gaiman's fans and lovers of visual storytelling will devour this eerie version of a classic.
--Booklist
There is no question that Gaiman is an incredibly gifted wordsmith, and his retelling hearkens back to the Grimms's original narrative. The most inspirational part of this book is Mattotti's artwork. Pitch-black India ink is used to great effect, creating dark and terrifying landscapes that threaten to envelop the tiny figures of the children. An extensive note on the history of the tale's origins is included as back matter. Mattotti's amazing work will inspire a new generation of readers, and this volume will give chills.
--School Library Journal
I love Gaiman's and Mattotti's Hansel & Gretel. The writing is rich. ("They went so deep into the old forest that the sunlight was stained green by the leaves.") And the art is striking. I have never seen a more chill-inducing rendition of the witch's gingerbread cottage. I swear it looks like there's a skull atop it.
--Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Some books you're excited about because you like the author and you know what to expect. Others are exciting because you like the author and you have no idea what to expect. That's the case with this TOON Books version of Hansel & Gretel written by Neil Gaiman.
--Travis Jonker, 100 Scope Notes

""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." --"The 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)
On simple, well-designed pages of just text, Gaiman tells a fairly standard version of Hansel and Gretel. And while the story is unsettling enough on its own, it's Mattotti's full-bleed india ink illustrations that dial up the creep factor. ... Mattotti masterfully and subtly uses negative space so each image isn't immediately noticeable, like the most menacing game of hide-and-seek, and the abrupt oscillation between the clean, white pages of words and the silent, chilling dusky pictures is striking. While this isn't a graphic novel per se, Gaiman's fans and lovers of visual storytelling will devour this eerie version of a classic.
--Booklist
There is no question that Gaiman is an incredibly gifted wordsmith, and his retelling hearkens back to the Grimms's original narrative. The most inspirational part of this book is Mattotti's artwork. Pitch-black India ink is used to great effect, creating dark and terrifying landscapes that threaten to envelop the tiny figures of the children. An extensive note on the history of the tale's origins is included as back matter. Mattotti's amazing work will inspire a new generation of readers, and this volume will give chills.
--School Library Journal
I love Gaiman's and Mattotti's Hansel & Gretel. The writing is rich. ("They went so deep into the old forest that the sunlight was stained green by the leaves.") And the art is striking. I have never seen a more chill-inducing rendition of the witch's gingerbread cottage. I swear it looks like there's a skull atop it.
--Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Some books you're excited about because you like the author and you know what to expect. Others are exciting because you like the author and you have no idea what to expect. That's the case with this TOON Books version of Hansel & Gretel written by Neil Gaiman.
--Travis Jonker, 100 Scope Notes

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 Awareness (starred review)
On simple, well-designed pages of just text, Gaiman tells a fairly standard version of Hansel and Gretel. And while the story is unsettling enough on its own, it's Mattotti's full-bleed india ink illustrations that dial up the creep factor. ... Mattotti masterfully and subtly uses negative space so each image isn't immediately noticeable, like the most menacing game of hide-and-seek, and the abrupt oscillation between the clean, white pages of words and the silent, chilling dusky pictures is striking. While this isn't a graphic novel per se, Gaiman's fans and lovers of visual storytelling will devour this eerie version of a classic.
--Booklist
There is no question that Gaiman is an incredibly gifted wordsmith, and his retelling hearkens back to the Grimms's original narrative. The most inspirational part of this book is Mattotti's artwork. Pitch-black India ink is used to great effect, creating dark and terrifying landscapes that threaten to envelop the tiny figures of the children. An extensive note on the history of the tale's origins is included as back matter. Mattotti's amazing work will inspire a new generation of readers, and this volume will give chills.
--School Library Journal
I love Gaiman's and Mattotti's Hansel & Gretel. The writing is rich. ("They went so deep into the old forest that the sunlight was stained green by the leaves.") And the art is striking. I have never seen a more chill-inducing rendition of the witch's gingerbread cottage. I swear it looks like there's a skull atop it.
--Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Some books you're excited about because you like the author and you know what to expect. Others are exciting because you like the author and you have no idea what to expect. That's the case with this TOON Books version of Hansel & Gretel written by Neil Gaiman.
--Travis Jonker, 100 Scope Notes
[Gaiman and Mattotti] tell this Grimm's tale the way it should be told: fiercely and beautifully.
--Newsday
When it comes to new takes on fairy tales, the most spectacular by far is Neil Gaiman's brilliant new Hansel and Gretel.
--The Buffalo News
Book Description:
Visually stunning reimagining of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel by master storyteller Neil Gaiman, beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Lorenzo Mattotti

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781935179627: Hansel & Gretel HC: A Toon Graphic

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  ISBN 13:  9781935179627
Publisher: Raw Junior, LLC, 2014
Hardcover

9781935179658: Hansel & Gretel Deluxe Edition HC: A Toon Graphic

Raw Ju..., 2014
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Seller Image

Neil Gaiman
ISBN 10: 1408861984 ISBN 13: 9781408861981
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: new. Hardcover. A visually stunning reimagining of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel by master storyteller Neil Gaiman, beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Lorenzo MattottiThe enduring story of the children, the breadcrumb trail and the gingerbread house is brought to life by master storyteller, Neil Gaiman. Who better to retell the Brothers Grimm's greatest, and perhaps darkest, fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel?Coupled with breathtakingly haunting illustrations from Lorenzo Mattotti, you will be enticed into the world and into the woods . . . so beware. The enduring story of the children, the breadcrumb trail and the gingerbread house is brought to life by master storyteller, Neil Gaiman. Who better to retell the Brothers Grimm's greatest, and perhaps darkest, fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel? Coupled with breathtakingly haunting illustrations from Lorenzo Mattotti, you will be enticed into the world and into the woods.so beware. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9781408861981

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
20.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Neil Gaiman (author), Lorenzo Mattotti (illustrator)
ISBN 10: 1408861984 ISBN 13: 9781408861981
New Hardcover Quantity: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description hardback. Condition: New. Language: ENG. Seller Inventory # 9781408861981

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
16.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Gaiman, Neil
Published by Bloomsbury Childrens (2014)
ISBN 10: 1408861984 ISBN 13: 9781408861981
New Hardcover Quantity: 7
Seller:
Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # 9781408861981-GDR

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
13.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Neil Gaiman
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2015)
ISBN 10: 1408861984 ISBN 13: 9781408861981
New Hardcover Quantity: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 4 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781408861981

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
14.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Gaiman Neil
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing (2014)
ISBN 10: 1408861984 ISBN 13: 9781408861981
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1408861984

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
14.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

GAIMAN NEIL
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing (2015)
ISBN 10: 1408861984 ISBN 13: 9781408861981
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Basi6 International
(Irving, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: Brand New. New. US edition. Expediting shipping for all USA and Europe orders excluding PO Box. Excellent Customer Service. Seller Inventory # ABEOCT23-243102

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
24.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Gaiman Neil
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing (2015)
ISBN 10: 1408861984 ISBN 13: 9781408861981
New Hardcover Quantity: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(Hounslow, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. pp. 56. Seller Inventory # 135052656

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
18.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Neil Gaiman
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2014)
ISBN 10: 1408861984 ISBN 13: 9781408861981
New Hardcover Quantity: 5
Seller:

Book Description Condition: New. Illustrator(s): Mattotti, Lorenzo. Num Pages: 56 pages. BIC Classification: 5AK; YFH; YFJ. Category: (JC) Children's (6-12). Dimension: 261 x 190 x 12. Weight in Grams: 392. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781408861981

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
17.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Neil Gaiman, Lorenzo Mattotti
ISBN 10: 1408861984 ISBN 13: 9781408861981
New Hardcover Quantity: 10
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-MAC-9781408861981

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
12.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 14.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Neil Gaiman
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2015)
ISBN 10: 1408861984 ISBN 13: 9781408861981
New Hardcover Quantity: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Illustrator(s): Mattotti, Lorenzo. Num Pages: 56 pages. BIC Classification: 5AK; YFH; YFJ. Category: (JC) Children's (6-12). Dimension: 261 x 190 x 12. Weight in Grams: 392. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781408861981

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
19.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book