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Snow White by Jacob Grimm

Snow White (1812)

by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

Other authors: Chihiro Iwasaki (Illustrator), Charles Santore (Illustrator)

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This story would be good for a second or third grade classroom to teach retelling and determining the moral or lesson in the folktale. You could also use it to teach comparing and contrasting and have students compare this version to the Disney movie version of Snow White. ( )
  ddeely | Mar 28, 2016 |
Watch out. The end to the original version is pretty gruesome. ( )
  aulsmith | Dec 12, 2014 |
This traditional literature tells of the original tale of a young beautiful girl named Snow White trying to survive the clutches of the Evil Queen. In order to appease her obsession of being the "fairest of all," the Evil Queen employs the skills of a Huntsman to take Snow White into the forest and kill her. as the story continues, Snow White finds a way to escape the Huntsman and the story ends as the Evil Queen eventually meeting her death. The author did a great job in not only the illustrations, but portraying Snow White as a beautiful girl. This classical book is great to share with your children.
  romeo14v | Sep 7, 2013 |
Chihiro's art is simple, elegant and effective. I enjoyed this one for the reason that it was different from the highly rendered art usually accompanying fairy tale picture books. It was also refreshing to se a Western story done in Japanese style art, adding a universality to Snow Whites journey. I am also a sucker for pretty watercolors.

(Review and rating are of the art, not story, the story is not altered from the Grimm version.) ( )
  Maryk205 | May 8, 2013 |
Summary: Snow White’s wicked step mother attempts to kill her so that she can be the most beautiful woman in the kingdom. The Queen has her huntsman take Snow White out into the woods to kill, he is unable to and lets her go. He tries to trick the queen into thinking he had killed Snow White by presenting her with a pigs heart. In the mean time Snow White stumbles upon this tiny cottage where the seven dwarves live. She begs and pleads to let her live with them. When the Queen finds out that Snow White is still alive she sets out to kill Snow White herself.

Personal Reaction: I grew up reading the Grimm’s fairytales and even have a copy of their stories in German. This story in particular has always been a favorite of mine. I love that the moral of the story is that jealousy will get you no where.

Classroom Extension:

1) Group the students and have them act out their favorite scenes.

2) With older students, have them write a comparison essay between the Grimm version and the Disney version ( )
  RosieBillings | Apr 24, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Grimm, Jacobprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grimm, Wilhelmmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Iwasaki, ChihiroIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Santore, CharlesIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, AntheaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heins, PaulTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hyman, Trina SchartIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zipes, JackTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Together we are walking in the Forest while the rhythms of light and shadow play.
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Once it was the middle of winter, and the snowflakes fell from the sky like feathers.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316354503, Hardcover)

Spared by her would-be executioner, Snow White finds a home with seven kindly dwarfs, but the hateful queen who wants her dead will stop at nothing to be the most beautiful woman in the land. A poisoned apple seems to send Snow White to her death, but true love brings her back, and good once again prevails.

Paul Heins's graceful words and Trina Schart Hyman's expressive artwork create a dramatic retelling of this classic tale, filled with movement and passion that will enchant readers of all ages.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:37 -0400)

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Retells the tale of the beautiful princess whose lips were red as blood, skin was white as snow, and hair was black as ebony.

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