Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks

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9780399176265Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks
By Corey Rosen Schwartz
Illustrated by Dan Santat
Published by Penguins Young Readers Group
Age Range: 5 – 8 Years

New from the team behind The Three Ninja Pigs and Ninja Red Riding Hood

These ninja chicks are anything but chicken!

When Hensel and Gretel’s dad gets snatched by a fox, the sisters put their ninja skills to work to track him down before he can be stir-fried.

But are these two little chicks ready to take on a dark tangled forest, a tricky house made of corn bread, and an even trickier fox?

This plucky pair isn’t giving up without a fight! Kiya!

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corey-ninjaAfter publication of her first picture book, Hop! Plop!, Corey Rosen Schwartz longed to write a fractured fairy tale.  But coming up with a clever twist wasn’t easy.  Then one day, when her son was three, someone asked if he spoke Spanish.  His answer was “No, but I speak a little karate.”  Instantly, the idea hit her – the three little pigs could go to ninja school!  KIYA!  Corey has no true Ninja training, but she can sure kick butt in Scrabble.  She lives with three Knuckleheads in Warren, New Jersey.


dan-ninjaDan Santat is the author/illustrator of Sidekicks and the winner of the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) by Mac Barnett. He is also the creator of the Disney animated hit, The Replacements. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets.