Become friends with the siblings, Hansel and Gretel, in this story of love and friendship.
Hansel and Gretel are the lovely children of a poor woodcutter. When a famine settles over the land, the woodcutter’s wife, Hansel and Gretel’s stepmother decides to take the children into the woods and leave them there to fend for themselves. How will Hansel and Gretel find a way to survive this and come out unscathed? It teaches children the importance of having presence of mind and helping one another.
The ‘Active Reader’ series contains 6 levels with 6 books under each level that promote cognitive abilities of children and encourage independent reading. There are several aspects in the books that help the child grasp the story easily – colourful illustrations and a vocabulary section at the end of each book with context specific meanings of difficult words. The story ends with either a thought-provoking question or a prompt that encourages the child to think of alternate storylines. They are inspired to draw their own conclusions and understand how the story can be different. This enables children to broaden the horizons of their imagination and take an active interest in learning.
For children above 5 years of age and above, the content is designed on the reading level of the child rather than age or enrolled grade to ensure that any child can pick up reading and progress at their own pace.
Other titles available in this level are King Midas, Beauty and The Beast, Peter Pan, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs and Rumpelstiltskin.