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Snow-White and the seven dwarfs / a tale from the Brothers Grimm translated by Randall Jarrell ; pictures by Nancy Ekholm Burkert.

Contributor(s): Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863 | Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859 | Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965 [trl] | Burkert, Nancy Ekholm [ill] | Tehon, Atha [tyg] | Farrar, Straus, and Giroux [pbl] | Pearl Pressman Liberty Communications Group [prt] | A. Horowitz & Son [bnd].
Material type: TextTextEdition: 1st ed.Description: [31] pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0374370990; 9780374370992.Uniform titles: Schneewittchen. English. Subject(s): Pride and vanity -- Juvenile fiction | Envy -- Juvenile fiction | Good and evil -- Juvenile fiction | Stepmothers -- Juvenile fiction | Mirrors -- Juvenile fiction | Attempted murder -- Juvenile fiction | Dwarfs -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Rescues -- Juvenile fiction | Folklore -- Germany -- Juvenile literature | Fairy talesGenre/Form: Fairy tales.DDC classification: 398.2/2/0943 Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 1973.Summary: Retells the tale of the beautiful princess whose lips were red as blood, skin was white as snow, and hair was black as ebony.
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Translation of Schneewittchen.

"Bound by A. Horowitz and Son. Typography by Atha Tehon."--Title page verso.

Retells the tale of the beautiful princess whose lips were red as blood, skin was white as snow, and hair was black as ebony.

Caldecott Honor.

Caldecott Honor Book, 1973.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2 Iwasaki's handling of watercolors is competent, particularly her manner of blending transparent hues to create the appearance of sensuous textures. These areas of chromatic interplay produce a visual vibrancy which, unfortunately, is not captured in her delineation of the characters. Snow White is a vacuous doll, the Prince an equally characterless wimp and the wicked stepmother is as frightening as a soap opera star. Comparing Burkert's meticulously researched settings and her personification of her teenage heroine (Farrar, 1972) or Hyman's gut-wrenching depiction of a decaying psychotic queen (Little, 1979; o.p.) to this saccharine rendering makes the publisher's decision to salvage a series of paintings by an artist who died more than ten years ago questionable. On several pages it's clear that there is no relationship between text and image. The telling is too flat for so emotional a series of hates and loves, double-dealings and rejuvenations. And the pictures, pretty as many are, fail to shape the psychological drama that has kept this tale so popular. Kenneth Marantz, Art Education Department, Ohio State University, Columbus (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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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). <p> 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.- <p> 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. <p> Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are buried side by side in Berlin. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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