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

Jewel Kats (Author) Claudia Marie Lenart (Illustrator)

Product Details

$27.95  $25.71
Loving Healing Press
Publish Date
November 06, 2014
8.5 X 0.25 X 8.5 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Jewel Kats is an award-winning writer. For six years, she penned a teen advice column for Young People's Press. Confidentially Yours appeared in dozens of newspapers via the Scripps Howard News Service and TorStar Syndication Services. Her work on this column led her to win a $5,000 writing scholarship by women's publisher, Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. She later earned a $15,000 scholarship from Global Television Network. Jewel's first children's book is called: Reena's Bollywood Dream: A Story About Sexual Abuse. She is excited about her forthcoming picture book: Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair. Jewel hails from an Indo-Canadian background, and calls Toronto home. Jewel's website: www.JewelKats.com Contact info: [email protected]
Claudia Marie Lenart is a fiber artist from northern Illinois. She experimented in the arts and handwork since childhood and while pursuing a career as a journalist. She finally found her true muse when she discovered needle felting. Her soft sculpture characters are created by repeatedly poking wool and other natural fibers, like alpaca, with a barbed needle. Claudia also uses a variety of other techniques to create her wool illustrations, including wet felting and pressed wool painting. Claudia has previously illustrated two other books by Jewel Kats: Jenny and Her Dog Both Fight Cancer: A Tale of Chemotherapy and Caring and Hansel and Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist To see her work, visit www.claudiamariefelt.com


"I love that this book addresses not only the low expectations that society has of kids with Down syndrome but that the Mother has as well. What a gifted author to see past the diagnosis and tell a magical story of potential and belief!"
--Nancy Gianni, Founder & Gigi's Mom, GiGi's Playhouse: Down Syndrome Achievement Centers

"I find that Jewel Kat's message that someone's disability is not what makes a person, a great one. I like how she portrayed Hansel. He reminded me of my nephew who had Down syndrome-not only someone who was kind but also very smart. I believe it's a great book for every kid to read."
--Janet McNevin, Museum of disABILITY History

"Hansel shines as a courageous boy with incredible determination despite his challenges and succeeds in changing his family's circumstances. This story would help young readers look beyond disabilities and focus on the characters of those who have special needs. Claudia's breathtaking illustrations take this beloved tale to a whole new level. A must read for children of all ages."
--Shaila Abdullah, author, My Friend Suhana: A Story of Friendship and Cerebral Palsy