A Book That is a Classic

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Mary Jo

Set in Nazi-occupied Poland, this is a retelling of the classic story of Hansel and Gretel.

In The True Story of Hansel and Gretel, two Jewish children are sent into the forest by the parents, hoping that this will save them from capture, imprisonment, and probable death at the hand of the Nazis. The traditional story arc follows, including putting the children in the oven, but this version of the classic tale gives a different meaning to who is sinister and who is not.

And, this is another book dealing with the WWII theme, something I don’t seemĀ  to be able to pass up these days.