Hansel and Gretel is a classic German folk tale that has worked its way into American holiday traditions. And now it has worked its way onto a Russian nesting doll! The gingerbread house actually opens up as the first part of this holiday nesting doll. From inside spring the hungry "candy witch," the lost children Hansel and Gretel, and finally a gingerbread man that will soon be restored to life, once the witch's spell is broken. This imaginative matryoshka allows children to reenact the classic tale.