Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

by Hans Christian Andersen, Debbie Lavreys, Brothers Grimm
     
 

Each day Snow White’s stepmother looks into a magic mirror to make sure she is the prettiest woman in all the land. But one day when the mirror says Snow White is prettier than her, she becomes so angry that she orders a hunter to kill the girl. The hunter takes pity on her, however, and lets her escape. Snow White wanders around until she arrives at the

Overview


Each day Snow White’s stepmother looks into a magic mirror to make sure she is the prettiest woman in all the land. But one day when the mirror says Snow White is prettier than her, she becomes so angry that she orders a hunter to kill the girl. The hunter takes pity on her, however, and lets her escape. Snow White wanders around until she arrives at the house of the Seven Dwarfs. When her stepmother finds out she’s still alive, she is determined to kill Snow White herself and succeeds by giving her a poisoned apple. The Seven Dwarfs cannot save Snow White and lay her in a glass coffin . . . until a prince rides by.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A stunning version of the Grimms' classic story. All ages. (September)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2 Iwasaki's handling of watercolors is competent, particularly her manner of blending transparent hues to create the appearance of sensuous textures. These areas of chromatic interplay produce a visual vibrancy which, unfortunately, is not captured in her delineation of the characters. Snow White is a vacuous doll, the Prince an equally characterless wimp and the wicked stepmother is as frightening as a soap opera star. Comparing Burkert's meticulously researched settings and her personification of her teenage heroine (Farrar, 1972) or Hyman's gut-wrenching depiction of a decaying psychotic queen (Little, 1979; o.p.) to this saccharine rendering makes the publisher's decision to salvage a series of paintings by an artist who died more than ten years ago questionable. On several pages it's clear that there is no relationship between text and image. The telling is too flat for so emotional a series of hates and loves, double-dealings and rejuvenations. And the pictures, pretty as many are, fail to shape the psychological drama that has kept this tale so popular. Kenneth Marantz, Art Education Department, Ohio State University, Columbus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605370217
Publisher:
Clavis
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Series:
Classic Fairy Tales Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


The Brothers Grimm were popular German storytellers in the 19th century. They are credited with popularizing such classic fairy tales as "Cinderella," "Hansel and Gretel, "and "Little Red Riding Hood." Debbie Lavreys is an illustrator whose works include

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 2, 1805
Date of Death:
August 4, 1875
Place of Birth:
Odense, Denmark
Place of Death:
Copenhagen, Denmark

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