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Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) School & Library Binding – October 1, 1987
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
The real treasure in this book is the incredible illustrations. Nancy Burkert has given her pictures a strong mediaeval feel, the detail in each one being extensive. You won't find Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, et al. here but rather dwarfs: short men with normal-sized heads. For example, the scene in which they are depicted mourning Snow White is truly amazing. You can feel their grief as you see them standing 'round the glass coffin.
This book is interesting for the story-line but absolutely worth owning if you enjoy and appreciate exquisite illustration.
But besides that, this is a beautiful book. It's an interesting set-up, with all the writing on alternate double pages and the big picture spreads on the others. The pictures are extremely detailed and wonderful to look at. However, if you are doing this as a read-aloud, it's sometimes hard to give the pictures their due, as the kids are eager to hear what happens next and you have to turn to the page to read that. It's the sort of book you would need to have around the house a lot, so they would be able to look at it at their leisure.
I would say this is most definately for ages 8 and up or so! It's a gorgeous book, and a more compelling story than the fairy tale I remember.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved the book. It was so different from the Walt Disney version, yet it was so beautiful and moving. I wish there was a movie on the original version.Published 3 months ago by Becky A. Maldonado
Classic that never gets old in the traditional fashion it was ment to be in not Disney sprucing it up bit the original story!!!Published 10 months ago by Cheryl A. Hahn
Definitely not Disney. The story is powerful, with a translation by the great Randall Jarrell. The illustrations are award winning and appropriate.Published 10 months ago by Laurence Goldstein
A beautifully illustrated book with a darker text. One to keep!Published 13 months 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 15 months ago by Matt
Bought for my children, now for their children. Delicate delicious illustrations.Published 15 months ago by J. F. Bridges