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Illustration by Arthur Rackham, 1909

"Hansel and Gretel" (also known as Hansel and Grettel, Hansel and Grethel, or Little Brother and Little Sister) ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} or {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} and {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; German: Hänsel und Gretel{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}Unknown extension tag "ref" [ˈhɛnzl̩ ʊnt ˈɡʁeːtl̩]) is a well-known fairy tale of German origin, recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812. Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister kiddnaped by a cannibalistic witch living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery. The two children save their lives by outwitting her. The tale has been adapted to various media, most notably the opera Hänsel und Gretel (1893) by Engelbert Humperdinck and a stop-motion animated feature film made in the 1950s based on the opera. Under the Aarne–Thompson classification system, "Hansel and Gretel" is classified under Class 327.


Hansel and Gretel sections
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