Hansel & Gretel
and the wise old woman who lives in the woods
by Teressena Bakens
About the Book
This version of Hansel and Gretel finds them on a magical adventure, chasing a run-away hat carried on the wind, deep into the forest. They get further and further from home, until they are lost in the woods. There they meet a wise old woman whose kindly advise and age-old wisdom gives them the guidance to follow their heart to find their way home. The story provides an entertaining way to teach children valuable life lessons about respect, non-judgement and unconditional love, with delightful illustrations that open the heart and allow the child to see themselves in the story.