We are pleased to present "Hansel & Gretel" - the third issue in our charming new series of mice from classic children's FAIRY TALES!
Hansel and Gretel is one of the most famous Fairy Tales of all time. Of German origin, it was first recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812 as part of a collection of "Children's and Household Tales." Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister threatened by an evil witch living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery. The two children save their lives by outwitting her.
Created in mouse form, Hansel & Gretel are each made of fine mohair plush with realistic shading, resin hands and feet, German glass eyes, inset whiskers, and leather tails. Measuring approximately 3 inches tall, built-in metal stands provide effortless display of this charming duo.
Hansel comes outfitted in an ethnic peasant costume made of custom made all-wool felt and cotton flannel with tiny miniature buttons and applied patches. On his head Hansel sports a jaunty felt hat. In one hand he holds a tempting all-felt cookie which decorated the witch's house! His little sister, Gretel, is costumed in a striped cotton skirt with applied patches. A cotton blouse, felt bodice, and felt kerchief complete her fairy tale ensemble. Gretel holds her batiste apron filled with delicious gingerbread shingles made of felt which she has just taken off the witch's house! No detail has been spared to bring these delightful fairy tale characters vividly to life.
Hansel & Gretel are produced in Bennington, Vermont in an edition limited to only 150 sets worldwide. Each pair comes enclosed in a deluxe presentation box with the accompanying signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.
The R. John Wright FAIRY TALE MICE are available through all authorized RJW retailers. The series includes characters from the following fairy tales: Little Red Riding Hood; Tom Thumb; Hansel & Gretel; Cinderella; Aladdin & the Wonderful Lamp; and The Little Mermaid. Matching numbers are offered subject to availability.
Hansel & Gretel is also available to order directly from the RJW COMPANY STORE.
The online purchase price includes shipping and insurance in the domestic United States. For overseas shipping rates, please contact the RJW office. You may also place your order request via phone at 1-802-447-7072. All orders are subject to availability.