Award-winning and bestselling author Stephen King presents a gripping, modern retelling of the beloved fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel.” When his father loses his job, 14-year-old Tom Hansel and his 12-year old sister Gretel are forced to live in the vast forest that surrounds their small German town. The children soon learn that the forest is inhabited by witches, goblins, unicorns – and worse. On one particularly harrowing night, they come face to face with an evil force that threatens their family -and future.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for children who enjoy suspenseful, dark fairy tales.
- Stephen King is a master of suspense and this book is no exception.
- The story will keep you on the edge of your seat.
- It’s a modern retelling of a classic fairy tale, which makes it extra exciting to read.
- It may be too scary for some readers.
- It is a relatively short book, at just over 200 pages.
- Some readers may not enjoy the fairy tale retelling format.
Learn more about the author
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His works include Carrie, The Shining, Pet Sematary, Misery and Doctor Sleep. Two of his novels – Cell and 11/22/63 – have been turned into movies directed by Peter Jackson and Damien Chazelle respectively. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), Medalist Grand Master at the Mystery Writers of America (2007) and was named a Living Legend by US Library Of Congress (2015).
“Although I am not a fan of Stephen King, I really enjoyed this book. It was exciting and had just the right amount of suspense.”
“I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this book! It’s a dark, twisted retelling of the Hansel and Gretel story, with all sorts of surprises along the way. The characters are well developed and engaging, and the plot is exciting.”
“Hansel and Gretel is one of my favorite fairy tales, so I was excited to read this version by Stephen King. His modern retelling did not disappoint – it was eerie, exciting, and kept me on the edge of my seat. I highly recommend it to fans of horror and suspense!”
“Fairy Tale is one of Stephen King’s scariest books. If you’re a fan of horror, then this book is definitely for you!”