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Paul Zelinsky was born in Evanston, Illinois. He attended Yale University, where he took a course with Maurice Sendak, which later inspired him to pursue a career in children's books. Afterwards he received a graduate degree in painting from Tyler School of Art, in Philadelphia and Rome. Paul Zelinsky lives in New York with his wife, Deborah, and the younger of their two daughters.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Hansel and Gretel is my fav fairy tales. Almost all stories of Grimm have moral values and this one is no exception. Fairy tales were told as form of entertainment too. Read morePublished on May 23 2004 by Ilaxi S. Patel
As other reviewer here have noted, this story is not the 'watered down' modern version of the tale. I would not recommend the book for especially senstive kids. Read morePublished on July 31 2000
Despite the ridiculous, overly sensitive reviews above, claiming that Hansel and Gretel is too violent for children, I think that such stories are of great value to children. Read morePublished on June 27 2000
The back of the book explains that this retelling of the Hansel & Gretel story is consistent with an early version of the same first published by the Brothers Grimm. Read morePublished on May 26 2000
When you think of kids stories, fairy tales, even fable what comes to mind? Cinderella, snow white, Hensle and Grettle maybe. Read morePublished on May 23 2000 by Bryan Robinson