Once upon a time, a brother and sister named Hansel and Gretel were abandoned deep in the forest. They were taken in by a wicked witch, who planned to cook the children for dinner. Find out what happened next in Hansel and Gretel, the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Engelbert Humperdinck and Richard Strauss, with original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
(See more of Carlson's illustrations in the gallery.)
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Our telling of Hansel and Gretel includes excerpts from the following works and recordings:
Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel
Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner
Brilliant Classics 55121
Richard Strauss: A Hero's Life
HR Symphony Orchestra, Andres Orozco-Estrada
Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.
Storyteller: Valerie Kahler
Writer: The Brothers Grimm (adapted by Valerie Kahler)
Illustrations: Nancy Carlson
Producer: Valerie Kahler
Digital producer: James Napoli
Senior digital producer: Randy Salas
Program director: Julie Amacher