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Kirkus Reviews called this collaboration between Randall and Nancy Eckholm Burkert "a sort of legend even before its time of publication." Jarrell also wrote The Bat-Poet and The Animal Family, a Newbery Honor Book. Jarrell retained the Grimm (and grim) ending to the tale, as the stepmother is forced to dance to her death. Burkert's illustrations are magical, light-filled creations that more than earn the book its Caldecott Honor Book status. This delightful book's extra-large format showcases the fabulously detailed illustrations, alternating two facing pages of art with two pages of straight text. This is an unforgettable interpretation of a well-loved story. (Ages 6 to 9) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I'm so glad there were such beautiful illustrations, and with many differences to Disney's version. That really influenced a good talk with my students.Published 7 months ago by Shawna Thompson
Great if your interested in illustrations
Large print pics a great buy
Bought as part of graphic design study art course
Of course, one can get this story in many versions, and this version ends mercilessly, which might be off-putting for some people. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Elliot J. Marks
I did't read whole story to my boy.( as you know..sometimes Grimm's stories has cruel expression)
but I like beautiful illustration.
Very small pages, poor quality illustrations. Wish I had not purchased for my child. Wish I had tried a sample first.Published 21 months ago by keri janda
Children love being read to and this can fill in when you just can't find the time. Has very nice pictures for the children to look at as they listen to the story.Published 22 months ago by Trishia