Written by the Grimm brothers and illustrated by Rachel Isadora
Rachel Isadora gives a cultural twist to a classic Grimm fairy tale, and sets her version of “Hansel and Gretel” somewhere deep in a forest in Africa.
While the story stays true to the original version for the most part, witch-and-all, it is the illustrations that make this book so memorable. Each collage tells a story that is as colorful and vibrant as the people of Africa itself.
So if you’re looking for a picture book brimming with diversity; fill your pockets with some white pebbles, take a piece of bread, and follow our two protagonists on a mission through the dark forest, back to their home and family.