Tales of the Brothers Grim Author:edited by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D. Although the old woman appeared to be friendly, she was really a wicked old witch who was on the watch for children, and she had built the bread house on purpose to lure them to her. Whenever she could get a child into her clutches she cooked it and ate it, and considered it a grand feast. Witches have red eyes, and can't see very far, but they ... more »have keen scent like animals, and can perceive the approach of human beings. When Hansel and Grethel came near, she laughrd wickedly to herself, and said scornfully,"Now I have them, they shan't escape me."« less
This book is for grown ups who always loved fairy tales. If you ever wondered if anything was left out during all the years of telling it around the fire to now when we read it in a book, there was. They left out the gore. This is not for children. Just the young at heart.