Hansel and Gretel is the story of two German children who discover a house made of confections in the woods near their house. The candy house is inhabited by a witch who feeds the children sweets so she can cook and eat ... More »

The earliest written version of "Hansel and Gretel" was published by Italian poet and courtier Giambattista Basile in a posthumous release of his collection "The Tale of Tales," or "Entertainment for Little Ones" in 1634... More »

The theme of "Hansel and Gretel" addresses survival and resilience in a world of food scarcity and deprivation. Evil is introduced as one strategy of survival, but it is overcome by the clever children. More »

"Gretel in Darkness" by Louise Gluck is a poem about death, darkness and loneliness told in the first-person perspective by the character Gretel from the fairytale "Hansel and Gretel" to her brother, Hansel. In the poem,... More »

The Brothers Grimm collected and published numerous classic folk tales in their original German language, such as "Snow White," "Rapunzel," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Hansel and Gretel," "Sleeping Beauty," "Cinderella" and many... More »

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Education.com, Coloring-Book.info, PrintActivities.com and HelloKids.com all have printable Hansel and Gretel coloring book pages. Files can be downloaded by right clicking on an image and selecting "Save As..." or by cl... More »

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The line "Wednesday's child is full of woe" is a part of a nursery rhyme known as "Monday's Child," sometimes attributed to Mother Goose; it predicts that children born on Wednesday are sad. More »