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The True Story of Hansel and Gretel
by Louise Murphy | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingAzukiwing of Miami, Florida USA on 7/8/2011
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by BooksnBeer): to be read

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Friday, July 08, 2011

9 out of 10

When a Jewish family tried to escape from the Nazis, the stepmother, fearing that the children would compromise their chance of survival, urged the father to leave the boy and the girl in the woods while the adult moved on. The children walked up to a hut, where an old woman lived.

The author turned the well known tale of Hansel and Gretel into a story of love and survival in a small Polish village during WWII. It's a tightly woven tale, the characters interweaving with each other even though they may not know of the other's existence. They are like insects trapped on a spider web, each action trembling along the criss-cross of silk threads. As they get more and more tangled in the web, the foreboding sense that something bad, something dark, will happen seize upon the reader. Will they make it out alive? Will they be able to break free?

A spell-binding tale that won't let go of you easily.

Sending to BnB for the Round Robin Book Exchange. Hope you enjoy it too. 

Journal Entry 2 by BooksnBeer at Annandale, Virginia USA on Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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This looks interesting, thanks Azuki!!! 

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