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The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel…
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The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival (original 2003; udgave 2003)

af Louise Murphy

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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, Louise Murphy's haunting novel of journey and survival, of redemption and memory, powerfully depicts how war is experienced by families and especially by children. The True Story of Hansel and Gretel tells a resonant, riveting story.… (mere)
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Titel:The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival
Forfattere:Louise Murphy
Info:Penguin (Non-Classics) (2003), Edition: First Penguin, Paperback, 297 pages
Samlinger:Skal læses
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The True Story of Hansel and Gretel af Louise Murphy (2003)

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WWII books about civilians doing what they can to survive are a safe bet for me at any time. But this entirely-realistic retelling of Hansel and Gretel is truly something special. It remains true to the time but turns the fairy tale on its head. ( )
  JG_IntrovertedReader | Apr 20, 2021 |
I love Fairytales and stories that contain magic. While this book has both, it also harbors darkness and depictions of the evil that turn the hearts of mankind black. I enjoyed this modern retelling of the “Handsel and Gretel” fairytale even though at times it was hard to read. It was graphic and dark around the edges, yet ultimately, framed by the witch’s narration, it is about hope and strength and survival. ( )
  LoriFox | Oct 24, 2020 |
Please visit my blog www.readrantrockandroll.com for this review and others.

It's nearly the end of the Nazi occupation of Poland and a father must abandon his children near a forest so that they can search for safety from the Germans. On the journey they meet Magda, the so-called village witch. Magda is willing to risk her life and others to keep the children safe.

"The wheel turns. Blue above, green below, we wonder a long way, but love is what the cup of our soul contains when we leave the world and the flesh. This we will drink forever. I know. I am Magna. I am the witch."

Hansel and Gretel has been a favorite fairy tale since childhood. It was most definitely one of the scariest. The way the author has taken the fairy tale, re-imagined it, and paired it with the evil nightmare of WWII is fascinating. The story feels so authentic. It's incredible to me how the author has a way of keeping to the original story of Hansel and Gretel throughout, consistently hovering around elements true to the original fairy tale.

The story itself is dark and twisted and highlights the true evil doing against the Jewish, Gypsies, and dissidents during WWII. It was nothing like what I expected. I had an idea of the plot, but there's so much more to the story. Parts of the story were so hard to get through, but I loved the characters especially Magda, Nelka, Telek, Hansel and Gretel. Magna was surely my most prized character. The beautiful prose and specific elements reminded me of The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, which is one of my favorite books of 2017.

There are discussion questions and an interview with the author at the conclusion which I thoroughly enjoyed. I'm not sure why it's listed as having 320 pages. My book has 297 plus a few more for interview and discussion.

This book is going down on my favorites list for 2017 and right now is number #1. I'm glad I picked it up.

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  Mischenko | Nov 30, 2017 |
The first two thirds of this book was very effective, but from the point at which Father Piotr makes his decision to help Nelka the book began to fall flat. Although the actions of the characters were fitting, the description was far too detailed, much of it was totally unnecessary, and the return to the ghetto so long it became interminable. The story would have been much more immediate and powerful if the editing was better. Also, the meeting in Bialystok with the SS Office was both incredibly CONVENIENT and the actions of the children were totally unbelievable. A let down after a decent book. ( )
  whymaggiemay | Sep 6, 2017 |
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

I really enjoyed this book. An incredible story of people trying to survive in Nazi occupied Poland ( )
  nx74defiant | Apr 30, 2017 |
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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, Louise Murphy's haunting novel of journey and survival, of redemption and memory, powerfully depicts how war is experienced by families and especially by children. The True Story of Hansel and Gretel tells a resonant, riveting story.

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