Hans in Luck: A Grimm and Gross Retelling


Hans works faithfully for the farmer for seven years. At the end of his service, his master gives him a lump of gold the size of his head! Hans heads off to make his fortune, but soon the gold becomes too heavy to carry. In a series of hilarious encounters with other travelers, Hans ends up trading one thing for another along his journey, from the gold to a goose to a scissor-grinder and more! This fractured retelling of Hans in Luck, a lesser-known tale from the Brothers Grimm, will make readers giggle, groan, and gasp with delight. Especially when they see why Hans thinks he is the luckiest guy in the world.


  • Age Range: 8 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 – 3
  • Series: Michael Dahl Presents: Grimm and Gross
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Stone Arch Books (August 1, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 149657320X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496573209
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 7.3 inches