Hah and Grr: A Retelling of Hansel and Gretel

Hah and Grr were abandoned in the wood as babies and raised by Mother Wolf. They are happy, but they are the weakest of the pack and they are often hungry. One day, when they are following in the tracks of their lupine family, they smell something wonderful on the wind and follow their noses to a strange den in the woods. A short story of 5,100 words for middle grade readers. More
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About Shelley Chappell

Shelley Chappell is a writer of fantasy fiction and fairy tale retellings for children and young adults. She is the editor of Wish Upon a Southern Star (2017), a collection of radically retold fairy tales by twenty-one New Zealand and Australian authors, and the author of Beyond the Briar: A Collection of Romantic Fairy Tales (2014) (nominated for a Sir Julius Vogel Award) and a variety of short stories. She is a member of the Christchurch Writers’ Guild, a supportive community fostering connections between writers and promoting writing in Canterbury and New Zealand, and SpecFicNZ, the New Zealand association for creators, writers and editors of fantasy and science fiction.

Shelley wrote a doctoral thesis on fantastic metamorphosis in children’s and young adult fantasy literature, titled Werewolves, wings, and other weird transformations. Her academic work includes articles on fantasy motifs as metaphors and werewolves as a metaphor for racial difference.

To find out more about Shelley and her writing, read her stories, visit her website, www.shelleychappell.com, or make a connection with Shelley by following her posts on Facebook, Goodreads, or Pinterest.

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