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The true story of Hansel and Gretel : a novel of war and survival  Cover Image E-audio E-audio

The true story of Hansel and Gretel : a novel of war and survival

Summary: 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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  • ISBN: 9781494520755 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1494520753 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: electronic
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    1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 51 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Michael Page.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Jewish children Poland Fiction
Brothers and sisters Poland Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Jews Rescue Poland Fiction
Jewish families Fiction
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Fiction
Children Fiction
Brothers and sisters Fiction
Poland History Occupation, 1939-1945 Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
War stories.

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