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Snow White
     

Snow White

3.2 13
by Brothers Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
 

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One of the most famous Grimms fairy tales of all time "Snow White"

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One of the most famous Grimms fairy tales of all time "Snow White"

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014629737
Publisher:
Balster Publishing
Publication date:
06/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
11 KB

Meet the Author

When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, aka the Brothers Grimm, set out to collect stories in the early 1800s, their goal was not to entertain children but to preserve Germanic folklore. Once the brothers saw how the stories entranced young readers, however, they began softening some of the harsher aspects to make them more suitable for children. A cornerstone of Western culture since the early 1800s, Grimm’s Fairy Tales is now one of the world’s most beloved books.

Brief Biography

Place of Birth:
Hanau, Germany
Place of Death:
Berlin, Germany

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Snow White 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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
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
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