Hansel and Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist


This adaptation of the classic Grimms’ tale includes the wicked witch and the poor siblings in search of food; but in this version Jewel Kats’ main character, Hansel, is a mischievous, yet courageous, five-year-old boy with Down syndrome.

I received a copy of this book and I really enjoyed it. I honestly don’t think that there are enough books out there about children with disabilities. Children with Down Syndrome are quite capable of achieving great things and I like how this is shown in this story. As adults, most of us know that one can not be judged by appearances but this is an important lesson for children to learn in life. This book does a great job in teaching this important lesson.

The delightful illustrations are also quite unique. A must read for younger children ages 5-8.

This book can be purchased on Amazon.com.

More info:

Hansel and Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Series: Fairy Ability Tales
Author: Jewel Kats
Illustrator:Claudia Marie Lenart
ISBN-13: PB 978-1-61599-250-8 / HC 978-1-61599-251-5 / eBook

Self Disclosure: I received a free book in exchange for an unbiased review. No other compensation was received.

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