MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
"Those with a special affinity for fairy tale retellings will quickly recognize that this Hansel and Gretel is more than a notch above the usual approach, remaining more connected to its original than most and yet offering something far more compelling. A reading of this novella along with other fairy tale reworks will quickly highlight Klaassen's unique strengths."
—D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"An embellishment of an age-old folk tale that adds intriguing elements while remaining faithful to most of the original story."—Kirkus Reviews
"Mike Klaassen’s retelling of Hansel and Gretel was a pleasure to read. He has brought the classic story back to life, modernizing it slightly with the language so that it can be read, understood, and engaged with by children young and old. The story of Hansel and Gretel is timeless, and Klaassen has not altered it so that it deviates from the version originally told by the Brothers Grimm . . . Mike Klaassen’s version of Hansel and Gretel will be well received by parents and children alike . . ."—Reviewed By Rachel McGrath for Readers’ Favorite