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Snow White and Rose Red
     

Snow White and Rose Red

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by Brothers Grimm, Anastasiya Archipova (Illustrator)
 

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A favorite tale for generations, this story of the triumph of simple kindness over evil finds perfect interpretation in the majestic paintings of Gennady Spirin, whose "palette is deep and subtle, overlaid with a smoky haze of warm gold that heightens the timeless quality of the tale" ("School Library Journal").

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A favorite tale for generations, this story of the triumph of simple kindness over evil finds perfect interpretation in the majestic paintings of Gennady Spirin, whose "palette is deep and subtle, overlaid with a smoky haze of warm gold that heightens the timeless quality of the tale" ("School Library Journal").

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Rose Red and Snow White live in a humble forest cottage with their mother, a pet lamb and a dove. One night they welcome a stranger into their home, a bear as ``tall and wide as the doorway,'' who returns each night to warm himself by the fire. When spring arrives, the bear leaves to ``guard his treasures from the wicked dwarfs.'' Shortly thereafter, while out gathering wood, Snow White and Rose Red encounter a dwarf carrying a sack of gold. The next time they spy him, he has a sack of pearls, and later they find him surrounded with jewels, greedily counting his wealth. In true fairy-tale fashion the bear captures the dwarf, redeems his treasure and turns into a youthful prince freed of an evil spell. The extra-large storybook format makes each detail stand out in this newly interpreted classic. All ages. (March)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4 The appealing illustrations in this large picture book portray a rural setting with obvious affection. There is a gentleness to many of them, but they can be excitingly dramatic when the subject warrants it. There are details to catch the eye of a child, but never any clutter. These are the most attractive illustrations provided for the tale in recent years, and of real appeal to children. It is, therefore, unfortunate that Watts presents a truncated version of the story with passages deleted, and bland, generalized language substituted for the specific, more exciting text of more complete translations. (Instead of the girls being sent to town to buy needles, thread, laces, and ribbons, they go for ``provisions.'') Like some other picture book versions, this one deletes the incident in which the girls spend the night in the forest and see a being whom their mother later identifies as the angel who watches over good children. Are religious references taboo in literature for today's children? Those wanting only a charming, pretty picture book may be satisfied with this book; those insisting on the best literary experience will not. Ronald A. Van De Voorde, Graduate Library School, University of Arizona, Tucson
Carolyn Phelan
In this fairy tale, not as well known as some, two young sisters befriend an enormous bear, actually a handsome prince transformed by a wicked gnome. The book ends with the double wedding of Snow White and Rose Red to the prince and his brother, followed by a page of notes on the story and the artist. Spirin's romantic watercolor-and-pencil illustrations recall books of hours with their medieval setting, their delightful interpretations of flowers, trees, and forest animals, and their arched borders that contain the text and main illustrations on every page. As in his earlier books, this Russian illustrator's distinctive style lends an otherworldly quality that is well suited to the "long ago and far away" spirit of fairy tales. While the text is somewhat longer than that in most picture books, this volume, decorated with a hearts-and-roses motif inspired by the sisters' names, will please young devotees of "princess books."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780863157264
Publisher:
Floris Books
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

After studying at Marburg, Jacob became a clerk in the War Office at Kassel, and in 1808 librarian to Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia. In 1841 he received Professorship at Berlin, and in 1854 began work on Deutsches Worterbuch with his brother.

Bernadette Watts has loved to draw since her childhood in England. She created her first picture book under the influence of Beatrix Potter. Watts studied at the Maidstone Art School in Kent and is the illustrator of North South fairy tales The Snow Queen and The Ugly Duckling.

Wilhelm Grimm and his brother Jacob are famous for their classical collection of folk songs and folktales, especially for Children's and Household Tales, generally known as Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Brief Biography

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

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Snow White and Rose Red 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the original and this retelling by Kallie George updates the story and makes it relevant today. The book is beautifully illustrated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I GOT THE SAMPLE.............:/totally riped offf wouldnt have rated stupid book