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The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival by Louise Murphy 0142003077 9780142003077
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The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival by Louise Murphy

In 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. A novel of journey and survival, of redemption and memory, The True Story of Hansel and Gretel depicts how war is experienced by families and especially by children.--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved|In 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. Combining classic themes of fairy tales and war literature, this haunting novel of journey and survival, of redemption and memory, powerfully depicts how war is experienced by families and especially by children, and tells a resonant, riveting story.

Author: Louise Murphy

Language: English

Edition: First Penguin

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 297

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 2003-07-29

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ISBN: 0142003077


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