Snow White: Silver Anniversary Edition

Snow White: Silver Anniversary Edition

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by Brothers Grimm, Trina Schart Hyman, Paul Heins, Wilhelm K. Grimm
     
 

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Santore's rich watercolors capture the moods and emotions of the Grimm Brother's tale from its awe-inspiring landscapes to the subtle majesty of the changing hours of th eday. This Snow White will surely stand the test of time and become a classic in its own right.  See more details below

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Santore's rich watercolors capture the moods and emotions of the Grimm Brother's tale from its awe-inspiring landscapes to the subtle majesty of the changing hours of th eday. This Snow White will surely stand the test of time and become a classic in its own right.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Exquisite endpapers set the tone for this elegant version of one of the most-loved fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm: a leafless ebony tree stands in stark relief against a sweeping expanse of snow, the whiteness of which is marred by a single drop of blood. Echoing the central image of this classic tale of contrasts (good and evil, innocence and cruelty, youth and age, beauty and ugliness of spirit), Barrett's images unfold in a twilight world of ethereal beauty anchored by telling detail, from the moonlight reflected in the creek by the dwarves' cottage to the evil-looking poison comb the disguised queen offers Snow White. Poole's version of the lovely young princess and her vindictive stepmother remains faithful to the original, and enchants with its unassuming prose. The artwork's overall tone is sophisticated and somewhat remote, placing the book beyond the reach of younger readers, but this is nonetheless a fairy tale in the grand tradition, and an exemplary marriage of illustration and narrative. All ages. (Nov.)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- Poole's formal retelling is lyrical and dramatic with a stronger sense of character and setting than is usually found in other versions of the tale. The wicked queen becomes quite vivid in her growing hatred of Snow White. Barrett's watercolors support this elaboration of story, utilizing unusual perspectives and a dark palette to emphasize Snow White's fairness, while underscoring the stepmother's evil. The opening scene--Snow White's mother leaning out of a window, gazing at a drop of blood on the snow--offers an effective juxtaposition of warm, regal interior with an icy wilderness outside. Scenes of the queen consulting her mirror are properly dark and forbidding. Libraries that own versions by Trina Schart Hyman (Joy St./Little, 1979) or Nancy Burkert (Farrar, 1972) may choose to pass on this one, but those with a demand for folk and fairy tales in illustrated editions will find it a satisfying addition. --Linda Boyles, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316354509
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
11/30/1974
Edition description:
1st ed.
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.08(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
7 Years

Meet the Author

In the 19th century, Jakob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm (1786–1859) Grimm collected folktales as part of a larger study of German culture. Their belief that folktales were reflections of the popular mind resulted in many works together including Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Charles Santore’s illustrations are part of the permanent collections of the Brandywine River Museum, The Free Library of Philadelphia, and The Museum of Modern Art.

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