When Amanda is placed in charge of watching her nephew Cedric for a few days, she expects it to be a relaxing, enjoyable visit. Yet Cedric's boundless energy and dreams of heroism soon leaves her exhausted. Determined to get him to settle down, she convinces him to read a book with her-a fairy tale called "Hansel and Gretel."
But books have power, and what is meant to be a quiet reading experience turns into unexpected peril when Amanda and Cedric are both pulled into the world of the book.
Within the book's pages, villagers live in fear as their children go missing, a witch in the forest hatches a terrifying plot, and a girl begins a desperate search for her vanished brother... Can Amanda and Cedric make sure this fairy tale still has a happy ending?