Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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by Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm K. Grimm, Chihiro Iwasaki, Wilhelm Carl Grimm
     
 

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Every day, the queen stood before her magic mirror and asked:
Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who is the fairest one of all?"

At last the day came when the queen's magic mirror said:
"You, oh Queen, are fair, it's true.
But Snow White is now fairer than you!"

The favorite tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has been retold

Overview

Every day, the queen stood before her magic mirror and asked:
Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who is the fairest one of all?"

At last the day came when the queen's magic mirror said:
"You, oh Queen, are fair, it's true.
But Snow White is now fairer than you!"

The favorite tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has been retold from a traditional story collected by the Grimm Brothers.

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:
9780887080128
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/1990
Pages:
40
Lexile:
1030L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 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

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sucks!!!!!!!!! It doesn't even work on my nook!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was a child, I would check this book out from our local library every week. The illustrations have stayed with me for 20 years. Now that I have a daughter, I am so glad to have found this book and to be able to share it with her. It is a striking and beautiful book. I hope others will take the opportunity to enjoy this book with their children as I will with my daughter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it to my triplets every night . They love it! Great but some times we spill on the cover of book and it just wipes right off! My triplets are 4 and have another girl on the way. Will make good child memories! Great pictures and very well detailed. Would recomend it for all you moms with small children but not for ages 6 and up. My husband read this book to them while I was stuck at work and great for dads to read to their children too. Can't wait till the next fariy tale comes out like this! Worth the money!
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Gardenseed More than 1 year ago
Poet Randall Jarrell's beautiful translation and Burkert's large, colorful illustrations make this a book to be treasured and passed on from mother to child to grandchild. The text is a flowing narrative, perfect for reading aloud  in the family or to groups in a school or a library setting. I have used this book as a public library librarian and given it to young relatives. It has always been a success. 
C_Jenks More than 1 year ago
This is the best snow white and the seven dwarfs. Far outshines the disney version, I bought this to read to my kids at bedtime and they absolutley love it especially the pictures, the artwork itself is worth the price of the whole book. I would recomend this book to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This NOOKbook comes up when you look for for Caldecott Medal books, but it IS NOT the Caldecott winning version. That may not make any difference to you, but since I was purchasing books for a class requiring all of the young adult and children's literature to be books which have won one of a list of certain awards, it means it was a TOTAL waste of money for me.