Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm (Sunburst Book)

by Jacob Grimm

Other authorsRandall Jarrell (Translator), Nancy Ekholm Burkert (Illustrator), Wilhelm K. Grimm
Paperback, 1987



Local notes

398.2 Gri




Square Fish (1987), Edition: Sunburst Edition, 1987, Paperback, 32 pages


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


Original publication date


Physical description

32 p.; 11.97 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member eay2206
This book is intended for an older audience. It's not the Disney version of Snow White, but more of an illustration you would expect from Grimm Fairytales.
LibraryThing member linseymomof2
In this book there is a girl named Snow White and she takes care of seven dwarfs. She takes a bite out a poisoned apple and then dies. She is then kissed by a prince and with the kiss of true love, she comes back to life.
LibraryThing member szierdt
Though I care little for the story of Snow White, or any fairytale that places importance on beauty, the illustrations are incredible. Already at 4 my daughter is deeply concerned with needing to look beatiful. I dislike how this story portrays good character through beauty. In our society today, I
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feel that traditional tales such as these do not belong on our daughters shelves.
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LibraryThing member elpowers
Not my favorite version, but nice.
LibraryThing member dmarie8
Grades K-2. Caldecott Honor Book. Classic Brothers Grimm tale of Snow White translated by Randall Jarrell. Nancy Ekholm Burkert reinvented this translation with her beautiful, elaborate illustrations. The format of this book is a bit unusual. There are two pages of text followed by two full page
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Uses in classroom:
-when reading or studying traditional literature/fairy tales
-make connections to other fairy tales
-genre study of brothers grimm fairy tales with students in 2nd grade
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LibraryThing member KimReadingLog
A traditional re-telling of the classic fairy-tale by the Brothers Grimm with nothing left out, right down to the wicked queen dropping-dead because of the red-hot slippers she had to wear at Snow-White’s wedding. Intricate illustrations are reminiscent of tapestries and highlight periods of
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“non-action” in the story. While the illustrations are very well done, if you don’t like the story of Snow-White, you might not be interested in reading all the way through. Alternates between 2 full pages of text and 2 full pages of illustration.
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LibraryThing member katiekinsey
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Once upon a time there was a queen sitting in a grand window sewing when she pricked herself and saw the red blood fall on white snow. She knew then that she wanted to have a daughter with lips as red as blood, skin as white as snow, and hair as black as ebony. The
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queen died during childbirth and soon the king took another wife. The new queen had a mirror to whom she would ask who was the fairest of them all. She could not stand being not the fairest. One day she asked it and the mirror told her that Snow White was the fairest of them all. In a rage the new queen sent a huntsman out to kill her. The huntsman had pity on her and decided not to do it and let her go in the forest. Snow White ran for a very long time before stumbling upon a house in the woods. Everything was tiny. Then she soon fell asleep. When the dwarfs came home to find her, she was frightened. But nevertheless, they let her stay there with them. Again, the queen asked the magic mirror who was the fairest of them all. And again, he said Snow White. The queen had been fooled into thinking she was dead, and she had to find a way to kill her herself. She pulled out several tricks, including a magic comb and a poisoned apple, to kill Snow White. When Snow White ate the apple she fell instantly to the ground where she stayed until the dwarfs came home. They believed she was really dead and made a glass coffin for her and set her out on a mountainside. One day a prince rode by and saw it, demanding that he have the coffin and Snow White. Eventually the dwarfs gave her up. While the men were carrying Snow White one of them tripped, making the tumble, and making the piece of apple come out of her throat. She was alive once again. So she went with the prince and got married. The queen was invited and was so enraged when the mirror told her that Snow White was, again, the fairest of them all. She went to the wedding to see for herself and when they brought her the iron slippers, she had to put them on and dance until she died.

This book is yet another classic that has been handed down for a long time. I think this book can teach little kids about trust. Snow White trusted too much and let the queen in too many times to kill her. Children can learn the values of good and evil in a fun story.

We can use the dwarfs to help our counting if in a young grade.
We can play a game of good and evil showing that good will prevail.
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