Snow White by Brothers Grimm

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For those who have been bewitched by Santore's exquisite editions of The Wizard of Oz, Aesop's Fables, and The Little Mermaid--which have sold more than 400,000 copies--Snow White will be an essential addition to the family. Full-color throughout. Size D. Illustrator tour.
 

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After studying at Marburg, Jacob became a clerk in the War Office at Kassel, and in 1808 librarian to Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia. In 1841 he received Professorship at Berlin, and in 1854 began work on Deutsches Worterbuch with his brother. Jacob W. Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm K. Grimm (1786-1859) pioneered the study of German philosophy, law, mythology and folklore, but they are best known for their collection of fairy tales. These include such popular stories as Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and The Frog Prince. Commonly referred to now as Grimm's Fairy Tales, their collection was published as Kinder-und-Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales, 1812-15). The brothers were born thirteen months apart in the German province of Hesse, and were inseparable from childhood. Throughout their lives they showed a marked lack of sibling rivalry. Most of their works were written together, a practice begun in childhood when they shared a desk and sustained throughout their adult lives. Since their lives and work were so collaborative, it is difficult now to differentiate between them, but of course there were differences.- Jacob, who studied for a time in Paris, was fascinated with variant spellings of older words. He articulated "Grimm's Law," the rules of which are still used today to determine correspondences between the consonants of German and languages in the Indo-European family. Jacob was bolder and more experimental than Wilhelm, and was rumored to be a lively dancer. Throughout his life, Jacob kept rigidly to schedule and could be extremely focused on work that demanded close attention to detail. He never married, but was a loving uncle to Wilhelm's children. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are buried side by side in Berlin. Children's book illustrator Charles Santore was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1935. He won the 1998 Storytelling World Honor from Storytelling magazine for his book William the Curious and received the Hamilton King award from the New York Society of Illustrators. Santore's work is permanently displayed at the Museum of Modern Art and the Brandywine River Museum.
 
Published August 20, 1996 by Random House, Inc.. 31 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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For this self-consciously lavish volume, Santore (Aesop's Fables; The Wizard of Oz) borrows the Brothers Grimm version of the familiar tale, then reimagines it through his naturalistic, sentimental pa

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Snow White herself is a graceful, tousle-haired maiden who fits modern standards for ""the land's most fair."" Whether or not readers enjoy this oversize hardcover depends on their acceptance of the dwarves (portrayed not as endearing creatures but as true human dwarves), their tolerance for the ...

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The book's handsome design adds to its Old World allure: text and art are set forth in ruled, arch-shaped borders, while Spirin's colorations suggest medieval tapestries.

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Exquisite endpapers set the tone for this elegant version of one of the most-loved fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm: a leafless ebony tree stands in stark relief against a sweeping expanse of snow, the whiteness of which is marred by a single drop of blood.

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Snow White and Rose Red is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm.

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Examiner

Little Snow White is a German fairy Tale collected by the Brothers Grimm that is better known as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Denver Post

The single exception is a village of women who have figured out a tragic way to protect themselves from Queen Ravenna's attempts to suck the beauty and Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman almost brings some light to this glum tale, but Kristen Stewart's transformation from Snow White martyr to mes...

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Horror News Net

The Evil Queen comes along and decides that she wants the heart of all flamey magic and is going to steal the green star thing right out from under the noses of the kind-of magic elves and the giant green savannah monitors.

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