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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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Watch out. The end to the original version is pretty gruesome. ( )
  aulsmith | Dec 12, 2014 |
This fairy tale tells the story of an evil, conceited Queen, who needs to be constantly reminded of her own beauty by a truth-telling mirror. She is, indeed, the most beautiful woman in the land. Until Snow White grew up, that is. She demands that Snow White be murdered, but the man she sends can't bare to kill the beautiful Snow White. He sets her free, and kills an animal and brings its liver and lungs back to the evil Queen so that she may eat them thinking they are Snow White's. When she goes to the mirror again to hear she is, again, the most beautiful in the land, the mirror reveals that Snow White is still alive and living with the seven dwarfs in the mountains. The evil Queen tries many times to kill Snow White, but she is unsuccessful until she tries the poisoned apple. Snow White appears to be dead and the dwarfs place her in a glass casket. When a king comes through and sees Snow White lying there, he begs for her coffin. The dwarfs are hesitant at first, but they finally agree. When the king's men stumbled over a bush carrying Snow White away, the piece of poisoned apple lodged in her throat comes loose, and she awakens, more beautiful than ever. The evil Queen was doomed and could no longer harm Snow White. ( )
  slbenne1 | Dec 2, 2014 |
The classical tale of Snow White told again. The illustrations are realistic and have such detail to them. The color scheme is very dark because of the wicked events that happen within the book. The tale of Snow White who has skin as white as snow lips as red as blood and hair as black as ebony. She goes through the struggles of surviving because her evil step mother ,the queen, is trying to kill her. Even though the queen tried over and over she was never successful in ending Snow White's life. ( )
  amccann | Sep 23, 2014 |
When you pick up the book Snow White, you expect it to be a lot like the Disney movie. However, this version of Snow White is nothing like the Disney version. In the story the wicked stepmother comes three times to the dwarfs house to try and kill Snow White. The first time she tried to kill her by lacing up her dress so tight she can't breath. The second time she tried to kill her through places poison on a hair clip. The third time she tries to kill her she gives her a poison apple. On the third time, Snow White appears to be dead, but she still has all the color in her face. The dwarfs place Snow White in a glass coffin and place her on a hill for all to see. One day a prince comes and asks if he can take her coffin to his castle. The dwarfs agree to let him take her. As the guards men are carrying the coffin the apple that is stuck in Snow Whites throat is ejected and Snow White awakens. When she learns what has happened she is so grateful she agrees to marry the prince. Snow White invites her stepmother to the wedding and when she shows up, she is forced to wear red hot iron shoes until she falls down dead. This book is not your happily ever after, but more about justice and getting what you deserve. ( )
  natalie.loy | Jun 3, 2014 |
The story starts off with a Queen looking outside a window at the winter day, she wishes for a child and soon her wish is granted. A beautiful baby girl names Snow White is born. The Queen tragically dies at childbirth, after a year passes the King remarries a beautiful women. This woman could not bare to surpassed in beauty, so she had a magic mirror that she would ask if she was the most beautiful on the land. As Snow grew older she began to grow with much beauty. After some time, the Queen asked her magic mirror that was the most beautiful and for once she was not and it was Snow. The Queen grew with hate for Snow so she wanted to get rid of her so that she could be the most beautiful. She hired a huntsman to kill Snow but the Huntsman could not kill her so he allowed her to run off to the forest and to never return again. Snow stumbled upon a dwarf cabin where she took refuge. That night after The Queen thought Snow was dead she asked her mirror, and it still told her Snow was the most beautiful. The Queen knew Snow was not dead so set off to kill her on her own. She used tight lacing of a corset that did not work, she used witchcraft to make a poison comb to give Snow, which also did not work. Finally the Queen created a poison apple and whoever took one bite would die, and when given to Snow, she laid down dead.
  alishablaire | Mar 18, 2014 |
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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.

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A dramatic retelling of the classic tale, filled with movement and passion that will enchant readers of all ages.

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