|Magic Circle, the (1993) [Novel]|
by Donna Jo Napoli
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Deep in the woods lives an old witch called Ugly One. All she wants is to forget-that she once was a loving mother and healer, blessed and powerful within her magic circle, and not a witch, claimed by the devils. Then one day she hears the footsteps she dreads. Then real voices-children’s voices. The Ugly One longs to take care of sturdy, sensible Gretel and her young brother Hansel. They are such good children, such delicious, beautiful children. But demon’s voices scream in her head: “Eat them!” How can she?...How can she not?
Original title: The Magic Circle
Genre: Fairy Tales & Folklore→ Reinterpretations