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HANSEL & GRETEL WEEK (2): Hansel and Gretel

Michael Morpurgo (text) & Emma Chichester Clark (illustrations)(Walker Books) This beautiful version of Hansel and Gretel is retold by former Children’s Laureate and award-winning author Michael Morpurgo and he has certainly put his stamp on this traditional tale. Here, he weaves a story based on courage, hope, survival undying love, and battling envy and cruelty. He brings a refreshing twist to the tale, …

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Michael Morpurgowith illustrations by Christian Birmingham(Harpercollins Children’s Books) When Matt goes to spend the summer with his grandfather and his dog, he has no idea that he is very close to his friend Aman, who was suddenly taken from his home with his mother weeks ago and is now imprisoned in a nearby detention centre, Yarl’s Wood, …