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"Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of us all?" repeatedly asks the Queen, Snow White's stepmother. She always gets the answer she wants, until Snow White turns seven, and the mirror must truthfully answer, "Snow White." At the news, the Queen turns yellow and green with envy and commands the huntsman to kill Snow White and bring her "lung and liver as a token." Thus begins another enchanting fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm!
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.
A stunning version of the Grimms' classic story. All ages.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
A beautifully illustrated book with a darker text. One to keep!Published 1 month ago by Mr M S Read
I had this book when I was a little girl and now my girls have it. The pictures are beautiful and the story is traditional. Love it!!!Published 3 months ago by Matt
Bought for my children, now for their children. Delicate delicious illustrations.Published 3 months ago by J. F. Bridges
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 15 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 18 months ago by Elliot J. Marks