Snow White

Snow White

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by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
     
 

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Once upon a time as a queen sits sewing at her window, she pricks her finger on her needle and three drops of blood fall on the snow that had fallen on her ebony window frame. As she looks at the blood on the snow, she says to herself, "Oh, how I wish that I had a daughter that had skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony". Soon after that, the…  See more details below

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Once upon a time as a queen sits sewing at her window, she pricks her finger on her needle and three drops of blood fall on the snow that had fallen on her ebony window frame. As she looks at the blood on the snow, she says to herself, "Oh, how I wish that I had a daughter that had skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony". Soon after that, the queen gives birth to a baby girl who has skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony. They name her Princess Snow White. As soon as the child is born, the queen dies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013030787
Publisher:
Baxter St.
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
425 KB

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Snow White 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing story firstly, secondly it is amazingly illustrated. Very beautiful, this is how the Grimm Brothers would have wanted illustrations to have been done for such a dark story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story of 'Snow White' is an old one, and has been loved by generations, but it is not as pleasant as some would believe. 'Snow White', like many tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, has many disturbing elements that are the stuff of nightmares. Paul Heins retells the fairy tale, while Trina Schart Hyman visually depicts it with her soulful illustrations. However, this might not be the best version to share with the youngest of eyes and ears, as Heins's retelling and Hyman's illustrations never shy away from the frightening aspects of the tale. The Queen, once informed that she is no longer the 'fairest of them all', is the image of madness with her crazed eyes and tense posture, while Heins incorporates the Queen's demands for Snow White's lungs and liver so she can have them cooked, as well as the Queen's punishment at the ending. However, I would buy this one for the pictures alone! Lighting is used to highly dramatic effect: twilight looms through the trees as Snow White discovers the cottage of the seven dwarfs, the Queen plots against Snow White in rooms glowing with candle-light, and numerous candles surround Snow White's glass coffin as the dwarfs keep watch over her. These images drive the narrative forward, with their emotional charge and symbolism. The Queen, like any witch, keeps a black cat as a companion, while the dwarfs are hard-working, compassionate little men who serve as Snow White's care-takers. We feel their sadness and despair when Snow White is nearly murdered because Hyman shows us the concern on their faces. Hyman's dwarfs are not merely caricatures-she depicts them as three-dimensional characters who serve a purpose other than comic relief. Snow White truly is 'the fairest of them all', with her cascading black hair, and pure white skin with blushing cheeks and crimson lips. She is a vision to say the least. Her true-love is a masculine and rugged figure, complete with a beard. His expression is unthreatening, however, and he is very 'prince-ly' with his kind eyes and heroic stance. Heins's words are simple, in the tradition of the Grimm Brothers, but they effectively tell a story about vanity and hatred, kindness and love. Easily one of the best editions of the tale, as well as one of Trina Schart Hyman's greatest achievements! My Highest Recommendation!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He pulled away and took her hand, leading her back to celestial dragon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for a girl
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love Camille Rose Garcia's take on Snow White. She illustrates the story in a much more grim and grotesque way than most other Snow White books which hardly ever stray from the Disney version. While I love all versions of Snow White, this one really stuck out on the bookshelf. This is a great buy for any Disney, Snow White, or fairy tale fan looking for something unique. I would only recommend this for book for older children and adults. Garcia also illustrates a version of Alice in Wonderland as well!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How was it cuz i want to read it but i don't know
Caitlin Santos More than 1 year ago
Great for older kids beacause it is a lot more thingd that were not in the movie so whach out for that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too short, did not include the entire story! Dont waste your time or money :(
ChrisJohns More than 1 year ago
Like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book dose not work .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I honestly havnt read this book but it sounds really good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yayyyyy! Iceclan!