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The Brothers Grimm's classic story sees new life in the newly illustrated eBook. A dozen original color illustrations are included in this book (illustrations will appear in B&W if a color reader is not used). Two new movies about the classic story are due out in 2012--one starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, and the other Julia Roberts and Nathan Lane.


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The Brothers Grimm's classic story sees new life in the newly illustrated eBook. A dozen original color illustrations are included in this book (illustrations will appear in B&W if a color reader is not used). Two new movies about the classic story are due out in 2012--one starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, and the other Julia Roberts and Nathan Lane.

30 review for The Illustrated Snow White

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nayra.Hassan

    القصص الخيالية لا يتم حفرها على الجرانيت بل تظل تتغير ويعاد صياغتها لتناسب العصر و رغم محاولات الاخوين جريم لتهذيب ما جمعوه من قصص الفلاحين الالمان الا انها ظلت عنيفة صادمة..ولكن الى اي حد؟ من سيصدق ان في النسخة الاولى لسنوايت كانت قاتلتها هي والدتها !!!؟ و ليست زوجة ابيها فالقصة للتعبير عن الأزمة التي تقع أحيانا بين الام و الابنة مع زوال جمال الام و بزوغ نجم الابنة عند المراهقة طبعا هذا بعيد تماما عن نسخة ديزني بفتاتها البيضاء التي تحكم عليها زوجة ابيها بالموت..و تنجو بفضل الصياد لتعيش مع الأقزام ا القصص الخيالية لا يتم حفرها على الجرانيت بل تظل تتغير ويعاد صياغتها لتناسب العصر و رغم محاولات الاخوين جريم لتهذيب ما جمعوه من قصص الفلاحين الالمان الا انها ظلت عنيفة صادمة..ولكن الى اي حد؟ من سيصدق ان في النسخة الاولى لسنوايت كانت قاتلتها هي والدتها !!!؟ و ليست زوجة ابيها فالقصة للتعبير عن الأزمة التي تقع أحيانا بين الام و الابنة مع زوال جمال الام و بزوغ نجم الابنة عند المراهقة طبعا هذا بعيد تماما عن نسخة ديزني بفتاتها البيضاء التي تحكم عليها زوجة ابيها بالموت..و تنجو بفضل الصياد لتعيش مع الأقزام السبعة. .حتى يوقعها غباءها في التفاحة المسمومة النهاية ايضا مختلفة فسنو وايت لم تكن بهذا التسامح. .بل كان انتقامها مدويا famous children's poems رفضت الأمهات حكي قصة الرعب هذه لبناتهن ..حتى تغيرت على ايدى الاخوين جريم في النسخة المعدلة..و صارت القاتلة هي: زوجة الاب و ظلت القصة باخطاء أبطالها تؤكد على ان النضج لا يتم الا بارتكاب الاخطاء و ان الجمال لا يمنح صاحبته الا المشاكل

  2. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Greendale

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. In this simple yet gruesome tale by the Brothers Grimm, the beautiful princess Snow White must contend with a jealous stepmother who longs to be the fairest in the land. First published in 1812, this German fairy tale is not the bright and playful, sing-song tale produced by Walt Disney Productions in 1937. This story of the "child as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as the wood of the window fra Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. In this simple yet gruesome tale by the Brothers Grimm, the beautiful princess Snow White must contend with a jealous stepmother who longs to be the fairest in the land. First published in 1812, this German fairy tale is not the bright and playful, sing-song tale produced by Walt Disney Productions in 1937. This story of the "child as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as the wood of the window frame" is grim, violent, and makes no promise of a happy ending. The moral of the story is clear: vanity and pride will be one's downfall. The wicked queen is made "green with envy" by Snow White's superior beauty. Envy and pride grew as fast as weeds in her heart. By day or by night, [the queen] never had a moment's peace. One could argue, however, that the story suggests being beautiful is important above all else. (view spoiler)[After all, the huntsman, commanded by the queen to take Snow White into the forest and kill her, allows the princess to live because she was "so beautiful that the huntsman took pity on her." Once Snow White was presumed dead, the dwarfs chose not to bury her in the ground because she was so beautiful and, instead, chose to put her in a glass coffin. Because she was visible - and beautiful - the prince fell for Snow White and asked to have her (corpse) all to himself. Had Snow White been ugly, her story would have been quite different. (hide spoiler)] Either way, Snow White's story is made more memorable by the inclusion of the hyper-stylized work of artist Camille Rose Garcia. Her pops of brilliant red amidst muted purples and yellows accentuate the eerie vibe of her illustrations that blend a vintage feel with a surrealist look. The moral of the story is a bit muddy in this gory tale of a beautiful young princess plagued by the envy of her wicked stepmother, but Snow White is nonetheless entertaining - more so because of its vibrant illustrations.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Melki

    Of all the Grimm brothers' horror stories, this one is perhaps the creepiest. In a fit of pique, a narcissistic queen demands Snow White's lungs and liver (in this version), then eagerly devours the organs she believes belong to her stepdaughter. Given a reprieve by her would-be killer, Ms. White disappears into a dark and scary forest only to discover a small cottage where she makes herself at home, then falls asleep. Later, she awakens to find herself surrounded by small men. They allow her to Of all the Grimm brothers' horror stories, this one is perhaps the creepiest. In a fit of pique, a narcissistic queen demands Snow White's lungs and liver (in this version), then eagerly devours the organs she believes belong to her stepdaughter. Given a reprieve by her would-be killer, Ms. White disappears into a dark and scary forest only to discover a small cottage where she makes herself at home, then falls asleep. Later, she awakens to find herself surrounded by small men. They allow her to stay, and take care of the housework. It's good ole Snow is a looker, cause she's dumber than a bag of corn cobs, falling for her stepmom's tricks not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES! Then, when it appears Snowy has given up the ghost, the dwarfs put her in a glass casket so that they can "gaze upon" her loveliness (this was before internet porn, remember!) And, then there's the whole necrophilia thing with the kiss, AND everyone eats wedding cake as the stepmother dances herself to death in red-hot shoes. Yikes! This is a story that disturbs in, oh, so many ways . . . and yet, we keep reading it to our children. (And most of them seem to turn out okay anyway.) Here, this tale of mental illness, suffering, and bloody vengeance is made palatable by the addition of Trina Schart Hyman's ethereally lovely artwork. Enjoy!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Aishu Rehman

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney’s Classic is a lovely book that is worthy of any Disney fan’s collection. It provides a rare glimpse into one of the most iconic and important films of all time, making this book important to any collector of film memorabilia. It’s really that good. This book is definitely more like your traditional “art and making of” book, while The Fairest One of All is more of an expanisve history plus art. I loved this book much more than Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney’s Classic is a lovely book that is worthy of any Disney fan’s collection. It provides a rare glimpse into one of the most iconic and important films of all time, making this book important to any collector of film memorabilia. It’s really that good. This book is definitely more like your traditional “art and making of” book, while The Fairest One of All is more of an expanisve history plus art. I loved this book much more than some other “making of” books I’ve come across and know I will be returning to its pages over and over again.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Daiane

    Mom always tells me stories about how I liked movies when I was a kid. An Snow White was one of the movies she had to hide from me. Watching a movie a lot of times is common for kids and it's the time when the parents can relax. Well, not for my parents. For me Snow white was one of the most sad movies. I would cry all the time and scream "OMG! That is so sad! She is alone in the forest! How poor" After reading it again, after my own "character development" from my own story, I still feel sad. N Mom always tells me stories about how I liked movies when I was a kid. An Snow White was one of the movies she had to hide from me. Watching a movie a lot of times is common for kids and it's the time when the parents can relax. Well, not for my parents. For me Snow white was one of the most sad movies. I would cry all the time and scream "OMG! That is so sad! She is alone in the forest! How poor" After reading it again, after my own "character development" from my own story, I still feel sad. Not because she is alone in the forest, but because Snow White never fights for what she thinks it's right. She is always running away and accepting everything that happens around her. As it's a really old story, we can also see how women was expected to just follow around. So I get to the conclusion that the awesome character from this story was the evil queen. She was evil? Yes, she wasn't a decent person and she had the magic. But she knew how to fight back. This book was not the Disney story one. It was the original Grimms' tale where you can see some dark spots around, which I liked more than the Disney happily-ever-after story. Plus this edition has some amazing dark and Gothic illustrations that turned the story much more interesting. It was a quick read but I made sure to stop for some time just to appreciate every detail from the pages. If you like Snow White, or if you don't because of some fairy tale fluffy nonsense parts, try this book. If you don't like it at least you get this gorgeous edition to decorate your shelf :)

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    Snow White by Jacob Grimm Snow White, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm The story of an evil queen determined to do away with a girl--with skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony--who threatens the queen's quest to remain the most beautiful in her kingdom. "Snow White" is a 19th-century German fairy tale which is today known widely across the Western world. The Brothers Grimm published it in 1812 in the first edition of their collection Grimms' Fairy Tales. It was titled Snow White by Jacob Grimm Snow White, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm The story of an evil queen determined to do away with a girl--with skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony--who threatens the queen's quest to remain the most beautiful in her kingdom. "Snow White" is a 19th-century German fairy tale which is today known widely across the Western world. The Brothers Grimm published it in 1812 in the first edition of their collection Grimms' Fairy Tales. It was titled in German: Sneewittchen (in modern orthography Schneewittchen) and numbered as Tale 53. The name "Sneewittchen" was Low German and in the first version it was translated with "Schneeweißchen". The Grimms completed their final revision of the story in 1854. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز چهاردهم ماه می سال 2000 میلادی و روز بیست و چهارم ماه ژانویه سال 2001 میلادی عنوان: سفید برفی؛ نویسنده: برادران گریم؛ این داستان را در «جهان افسانه مجموعه ی کامل افسانه های برادران گریم» با ترجمه: هرمز ریاحی، نسرین طباطبایی، و بهزاد برکت خوانده ام. خلاصه داستان: در زمانهای قدیم شاهزاده ای به نام: سفید برفی؛ با نامادری خویش، که به او ملکه میگفتند، در قصری زیبا زندگی میکرد. پدر سفید برفی سالها پیش مرده بود. قصر آنها در جنگلی دوردست قرار داشت. سفید برفی خیلی زیبا بود، و پوستی به سفیدی برف داشت. ملکه به زیبایی او حسادت میکرد. ملکه یک آیینه جادویی داشت، که هر روز از آن میپرسید: چه کسی از همه زیباتر است، و آینه میگفت: تو از همه زیباتری. و ...؛ ا. شربیانی

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ahmed Ejaz

    Finally I did it! Read one of the most beloved fairy tales. I had the few ideas about the plot but I hadn't read it before. I had seen some parts of it in a drama. I think in "Shakalaka boom boom". Regardless, I enjoyed reading it. This tale is the best example of jealousy. Some people take jealousy at such level that it becomes their death. They just burn in jealousy and can't be contented. Ending seemed to be inspired by the Sleeping Beauty. Don't why if it's just me. But I felt that. Or maybe Finally I did it! Read one of the most beloved fairy tales. I had the few ideas about the plot but I hadn't read it before. I had seen some parts of it in a drama. I think in "Shakalaka boom boom". Regardless, I enjoyed reading it. This tale is the best example of jealousy. Some people take jealousy at such level that it becomes their death. They just burn in jealousy and can't be contented. Ending seemed to be inspired by the Sleeping Beauty. Don't why if it's just me. But I felt that. Or maybe all the fairy tales have almost the same endings. Overall, I loved it. All it is from my beloved writers. Grim Brothers. (^_^)

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    Snow White, Wilhelm Grimm, Paul Heins, Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator), Jacob Grimm "Snow White" is a 19th-century German fairy tale which is today known widely across the Western world. The Brothers Grimm published it in 1812 in the first edition of their collection Grimms' Fairy Tales. It was titled in German: Sneewittchen (in modern orthography Schneewittchen) and numbered as Tale 53. The name "Sneewittchen" was Low German and in the first version it was translated with "Schneeweißchen". The Snow White, Wilhelm Grimm, Paul Heins, Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator), Jacob Grimm "Snow White" is a 19th-century German fairy tale which is today known widely across the Western world. The Brothers Grimm published it in 1812 in the first edition of their collection Grimms' Fairy Tales. It was titled in German: Sneewittchen (in modern orthography Schneewittchen) and numbered as Tale 53. The name "Sneewittchen" was Low German and in the first version it was translated with "Schneeweißchen". The Grimms completed their final revision of the story in 1854. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: چهاردهم ماه می سال 2000 و بیست و چهارم ژانویه سال 2001 میلادی عنوان: سفید برفی؛ نویسنده: برادران گریم؛ در زمانهای قدیم شاهزاده ای به نام: سفید برفی؛ با نامادری خویش که به او ملکه میگفتند، در قصری زیبا زندگی میکرد. پدر سفید برفی سالها پیش مرده بود. قصر آنها در جنگلی دوردست قرار داشت. سفید برفی خیلی زیبا بود و پوستی به سفیدی برف داشت. ملکه به زیبایی او حسادت میکرد. ملکه یک آیینه جادویی داشت که هرروز از آن میپرسید : چه کسی از همه زیباتر است، و آینه میگفت: تو از همه زیباتری. ...؛ ا. شربیانی

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ken

    Disney have just released an epic boxset featuring all 55 animated classics, it was an instant purchase! I also like to read the book before watching the movie, so this was a great opportunity to tick off so many great tales. Quite a few of them are also part of the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. So first up is the one that started it all: Snow White. Everyone knows that basic story of this fairy tale, a jealous Queen is determined to kill her beautiful stepdaughter Snow White. Seeking sanctuary i Disney have just released an epic boxset featuring all 55 animated classics, it was an instant purchase! I also like to read the book before watching the movie, so this was a great opportunity to tick off so many great tales. Quite a few of them are also part of the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. So first up is the one that started it all: Snow White. Everyone knows that basic story of this fairy tale, a jealous Queen is determined to kill her beautiful stepdaughter Snow White. Seeking sanctuary in the forest, Snow White soon becomes friends with seven dwarfs. Disney kept pretty faithful to the original source, the only difference is how relentless the stepmother is with the numerous attempts to kill Snow White. A really quick read, it’s definitely a classic!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Churchill

    I own almost 500 books, and this is by far the most beautiful (you don't know how hard it was not to write The Fairest of them All'. Puns). Every illustration and piece of typography is a work of art. A gothic, creepy work of art. I'm not sure I've ever read the original story before, I'm obviously more familiar with the Disney version, because this... this is messed up. The kids in the Grimm family must have had some issues.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Umut Reviews

    Love Love Love these editions. That are so pretty, illustrations are amazing. There's also Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella. Totally recommend.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Carlos De Eguiluz

    Bueno, creo. Con un final mucho mejor que el de la adaptación cinematográfica.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Melanie (TBR and Beyond)

    This book would get five stars for me for the illustrations alone. This book is a work of art. Page-after-page of stunning, frame-worthy pictures. I almost want to buy a second copy so I can tear it apart and put it on my wall. The story is one most of us know. Snow White is chased into the woods by her Evil Step-mother, presumed dead and goes to live with seven little men (bit shady!). I don't think I had ever heard this version though. Snow White has multiple attempts (and successes) made on l This book would get five stars for me for the illustrations alone. This book is a work of art. Page-after-page of stunning, frame-worthy pictures. I almost want to buy a second copy so I can tear it apart and put it on my wall. The story is one most of us know. Snow White is chased into the woods by her Evil Step-mother, presumed dead and goes to live with seven little men (bit shady!). I don't think I had ever heard this version though. Snow White has multiple attempts (and successes) made on life by the Step-Mother and by the end of it, I just thought they should let Snow White stay dead because she wasn't the brightest young thing. If you are going to read this, make sure you read this copy. The author is Camilla Rose Gracia and her artwork is stunning. Don't even bother borrowing this one, just buy it. You'll be looking at it again.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Willow

    I just love the artwork in this book! I also thought it was cool that they left all the grim and creepy tidbits from the original fairytale.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Manny

    For the benefit of those people unfortunate enough never to have read Let Stalk Strine , may I take this opportunity to bring you: Snow White and the Severed Wharves Snow White was a beautiful young Strine secret service agent. In private life she was a doctor of philosophy and a connoisseur of immersion heating. As a counter spy (officially known as 004), she was noted for her dexterity with the hypodermic syringe and for her unswerving promiscuity in the service of her country. Her most remarka For the benefit of those people unfortunate enough never to have read Let Stalk Strine , may I take this opportunity to bring you: Snow White and the Severed Wharves Snow White was a beautiful young Strine secret service agent. In private life she was a doctor of philosophy and a connoisseur of immersion heating. As a counter spy (officially known as 004), she was noted for her dexterity with the hypodermic syringe and for her unswerving promiscuity in the service of her country. Her most remarkable attributes, however, were her extraordinary powerful lungs, which she used to great advantage whenever mouth-to-mouth anti-resuscitation was the only way to escape from the embraces of a no longer useful admirer. This high-pressure method was rather frowned on by her more conservative colleagues but it was undeniably effective; her victim just dilated like a sunfish and became entangled in the chandeliers, or drifted over the horizon in whatever direction the wind happened to be blowing. It was a dull, grey autumn afternoon when Snow White left the Colonel's office. She stepped into her roller skates, and picked her way carefully through the traffic to the middle of the road. Skating along the centre line of a main highway usually calmed her turbulent spirit and gave her a sense of purpose and fulfilment. But today, somehow, she felt troubled and uneasy. The Colonel's warning was still ringing in her ears. `No more lust, Buster, I trust you. It's a must,' he had said, putting down the rhyming dictionary and lighting her cigar. `Carry two Mausers in your trousers, and pack a new Luger with the nougat.' Snow White knew what lay behind that friendly half-smile which contrasted so oddly with his grey, intelligent eyes, obscured now by the large empty prune can with which he always concealed his face from his subordinates. Poor James, she thought, how sensitive he still is about having no nose. His voice droned on, `... and your teeth will be sharpened before you leave. That is all.' He paused and spoke a few words into the intercom. He had briefed her well, she thought to herself as she overtook a large black sedan filled with Asians carrying cameras. Her mission was simple, but dangerous. She was to make her way undetected into `their' territory, destroy the fleet of mini-submarines, and cut loose the floating wharves at Vitamin Bay. That was all. Simple enough, heaven knows - yet her uneasiness persisted. Suddenly she threw away her cigar, put out her right arm and pulled sharply into the kerb at the left. She made her way thoughtfully towards a small, unobtrusive building which bore a large sign: `Day Old Pullets - Hot Water - Ears bashed Wile-U-Wate - Cocker Puppies - Clean Toilets - Devonshire Teas'. She rapped on the boarded-up window with a roller skate. `Are you there, James?' she called softly. There was no answer. She went round to the locked door, put her lips to the keyhole and blew out the lock. She stepped quietly inside. The Colonel was already there. She took him in her strong arms and kissed him fiercely on the prune can immediately above the words, `Contains no preservatives'. He snuggled close to her and gurgled tinnily. She took his hand and together they walked along the narrow catwalk towards the submarines. Snow White patted the Luger inside her armpit, and sniffed cautiously at the outgoing tide. There wouldn't be much time, she thought. She bent down and bit throught the first cable with her powerful teeth and watched the grey hull sink slowly out of sight into the mud. She looked around her. It was almost dark now, and the Colonel appeared to be asleep. She smiled grimly as she scrabbled among the barnacles, searching for the second cable. Suddenly, without warning, a blinding light flashed into her eyes, and a suave, unctuous voice broke the silence: `Weaner rup this sprogram to bring you an important annancement from the Sinny Cricket Grand. New South Wiles are arlat for three unren twen yite.' The menacing voice chilled her, and her hand gripped the Luger. `The forecast for tomorrow is for scadded shares and Sathie's twins. An now we return you to this chewdio.' There was a click, then silence. Once more she was in darkness. She was alone now; the Colonel had disappeared. At last she found the second cable and sank her teeth into the steel. The oily water closed over the last of the wharves. Her mission was completed. Through a little window in the wrist of her black rubber frogwoman's suit she saw that it was only two hours since she had left the Colonel's office. She felt her way through the dark hut to the doorway, and out into the chill, mountain air. She carefully adjusted her skates, pulled out from the kerb and made for the centre-line of the road. She smiled gently in the darkness, and switched on her tail-light. It was, she thought as she spat out a few shreds of cable, good - she paused and lit a cigar - to be - as James would say - alive.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Marine

    Seriously: Snow White is the silliest character I've ever met. How could you be so naive despite all dwarves' warnings? And MOST OF ALL : how could you consent to marry someone you knew for a second only because he tells you that he has feelings for you? Are you that narcissic? (that prince is also very dumb since he never talked to her - he was just barely looking at a dead mannequin?!) Ew. Next.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Tisha

    I would have given it a four. But the finishing was quite abrupt! So, three it is.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ari

    First of all, Snow White is an idiot. Dude, STOP OPENING THE DAMN DOOR! But I love the Brothers Grimm's stories and it was a pleasure to read. The artwork is so eerie, a little creepy, and yet gorgeous. A ton of thanks to my best friend for gifting me this much-desired copy of the book.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    I'll probably give 5 stars to almost anything that has Camille Rose Garcia's name on it. This edition is simply stunning!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Set

    Snow White is one of my favorite fairy tales, even though it doesn't involve fairies but instead witches and hexes. The illustrations are gorgeous and the story is very well told.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Isabella

    Who doesn't love an old fashioned fairytale? Admittedly a little more gruesome in its original version, but I loved reading this classic! My favorite actress portraying Snow White in motion picture... I also love the cover art of this particular edition...

  22. 4 out of 5

    Melika Khoshnezhad

    جالبه كه ماجراى سيب نامادرى بدجنس انقدر برجسته شده، در حالى كه قبل از اون دو بار ديگه هم تلاش مىكنه تا خودش سفيد برفى رو بكشه و كوتولهها نجاتش مىدن، يه بار با كمربندى كه دور كمرش مىبنده و نمىذاره نفس بكشه و يه بار با شونهاى كه لاى موهاش مىكنه. و البته مثل باقى داستانهاى برادران گريم خبرى از بوسهى حقيقى عشق نيست. تابوت شيشهاى موقع حمل تكون مىخوره و سيب از گلوى سفيدبرفى بيرون مىپره. جالبه كه ماجراى سيب نامادرى بدجنس انقدر برجسته شده، در حالى كه قبل از اون دو بار ديگه هم تلاش مى‌كنه تا خودش سفيد برفى رو بكشه و كوتوله‌ها نجاتش مى‌دن، يه بار با كمربندى كه دور كمرش مى‌بنده و نمى‌ذاره نفس بكشه و يه بار با شونه‌اى كه لاى موهاش مى‌كنه. و البته مثل باقى داستان‌هاى برادران گريم خبرى از بوسه‌ى حقيقى عشق نيست. تابوت شيشه‌اى موقع حمل تكون مى‌خوره و سيب از گلوى سفيدبرفى بيرون مى‌پره.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    The original Grimm's tale is indeed grim, possibly a bit scary for little children. These illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman are SWOON-worthy and so enchanting! We looked at these over and over again.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Tabuyo

    Una edición preciosa con ilustraciones de Iban Barrenetxea. Es muy cortito pero es una pasada, el cuento original de los hermanos Grimm dista mucho d ela versión de Disney.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    Of course the pictures are gorgeous. I love the individual dwarfs, especially. But really, the more I think about this, the more I get exasperated with the tale. SW is pretty, but stupid. (Fool me once....) And the prince loves her before he even sees her breathe, promises her marriage before knowing anything about her expect that her appeal will fade in just a few years....

  26. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    Snow-White has to flee when the evil queen realizes that she is more beautiful than her and wants to kill her. The Grimm version had some surprises. (view spoiler)[ Snow-White is only seven years old. There is cannibalism. The apple is red and white, and only poisonous on the red side. (hide spoiler)] It was something weird about the dwarves obsession with Snow-White. The transparent coffin, which enabled them to look at her from all sides, was strange. She was on display. The prince who found the Snow-White has to flee when the evil queen realizes that she is more beautiful than her and wants to kill her. The Grimm version had some surprises. (view spoiler)[ Snow-White is only seven years old. There is cannibalism. The apple is red and white, and only poisonous on the red side. (hide spoiler)] It was something weird about the dwarves obsession with Snow-White. The transparent coffin, which enabled them to look at her from all sides, was strange. She was on display. The prince who found the coffin wanted her, and when he promised the dwarves that he would honor and prize her as his dearest possession, they gave her to him. She was always a property of men. First of her father, the king, then of the dwarves, and then of the prince. When she woke up, the prince told her that he loved her, which is not very possible since they had just met, and then he wanted to marry her, and she accepted instantly and thereby left her friends. As usual, there is no sisterhood in faith tales. The women are jealous, competing with their beauty, because it defines them. The huntsman had pity on Snow-White and the prince fell in love with her because she was beautiful. The queen was jealous of Snow-White because she felt threatened by her. Beauty meant power, and soon, she would loose it. She realized she was getting old, which made her worthless. Comparing herself with a seven year old girl might be odd, but it shows how difficult it was for women back then. Youth and beauty were necessary, and the queen was probably not older than twenty, twenty-five years old, and still had to compete with a child. She was insecure, murderous and fought to maintain her power, which was impossible since everyone ages. She blamed Snow-White for that, but someday Snow-White would be in a similar situation. There must have been much jealousy back then, when youth and beauty were very important and decided a woman's value. If not thinking about the extreme parts of the story, it might be a lesson to women not to be jealous, but to accept their destiny, be kind and not fight for power. The queen's punishment was harsh. (view spoiler)[ She had to dance in red-hot slippers on Snow-White's wedding, until she died. Snow-White was not the forgiving type. Or, more probably, she had no right to speak in the matter. (hide spoiler)] Snow-White was only a child, and ran away. One can't expect her to fight back, especially not when her enemy was the queen. However, it would have been wonderful if her father would protect her. As usual in fairy tales, the fathers are absent. He seems not to bother at all about his daughter being gone, or perhaps he hasn't even noticed. Fortunately, he didn't need to protect her. The queen could not kill a seven year old. That is not believable. She should have simply shot her, as she ordered the huntsman. Fairy tales are beautiful and mysterious, but I think it is important to interpret and question some of the content. Fairy tales reveal much about the time they were written in. Women were born into a life of possibilities, if they were beautiful, served and pleased men, or a life in poverty, if not being beautiful. Regardless, they were limited, depended on men to define them and decide their destiny. Fairy tales really portray the situation, and also describe the only way for women to getting a somewhat better life.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Filipa

    Mais um clássico infantil e mais um com as ilustrações perfeitas (para mim, claro) de Camille Rose Garcia. Se eu já adoro esta história, ao lê-la com estas ilustrações, tornou-se ainda mais agradável e ainda mais favorita (o que não sei como é possível). Creio que toda a gente conhece do que se trata. Se não, aqui fica: Sem mãe e sem pai, Branca de Neve, fica à mercê da sua madrasta, uma rainha que era muito orgulhosa da sua beleza e que, como tal, não admitia que mais ninguém fosse mais bela do qu Mais um clássico infantil e mais um com as ilustrações perfeitas (para mim, claro) de Camille Rose Garcia. Se eu já adoro esta história, ao lê-la com estas ilustrações, tornou-se ainda mais agradável e ainda mais favorita (o que não sei como é possível). Creio que toda a gente conhece do que se trata. Se não, aqui fica: Sem mãe e sem pai, Branca de Neve, fica à mercê da sua madrasta, uma rainha que era muito orgulhosa da sua beleza e que, como tal, não admitia que mais ninguém fosse mais bela do que ela. Assim, quando Branca de Neve cresce e se começa a perceber o quão bonita é, escusado será dizer que desperta a raiva, o ciúme e a inveja desta rainha malvada, sendo que, nem sequer a admite perto dela. Nem sequer a quer ver. Manda chamar então um criado para a levar para longe, para uma floresta, para a matar e para lhe trazer os pulmões e o fígado como prova de que a matou. O senhor assim faz mas... à última da hora não consegue cumprir a ordem e manda Branca de Neve fugir, matando em seguida um porco selvagem levando os seu orgãos como substituição para a sua rainha... Branca de Neve, foge e encontra ao fim de muitas horas uma pequena casa com sete camas muito pequenas, uma mesa com sete pratos, sete garfos, sete facas e tudo em número sete. Muito cansada, deita-se na última cama e adormece... mais tarde aparecem os donos dessas camas e dessa casa... são os sete anões. E assim, quando a rainha mais tarde descobre através da sua conversa com o espelho (que não mentia nunca) que a Branca de Neve afinal continua viva... vai tentar de tudo para a fazer desaparecer de uma vez por todas... O filme da Disney é maravilhoso e já perdi a conta às vezes que o vi e... continuo a ver. Agora este livro, li-o ontem mas... já tenho a sensação que o irei ler... incontáveis vezes para me maravilhar com a história e com todos os desenhos recriados e pintados.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Catriona (LittleBookOwl)

    I was of course aware of the Disney's Snow White, but had yet to read the Grimm brothers version. However I bought and read this purely for the pleasure of looking at the amazing illustrations from this book. To put it simply: it is beautiful. The illustrations and typography are amazing, gorgeous and just so good to look at. It was an extremely quick read, but I spent my time savouring each page and looking at all of the details on every single page. I feel that if you have not read Snow White, I was of course aware of the Disney's Snow White, but had yet to read the Grimm brothers version. However I bought and read this purely for the pleasure of looking at the amazing illustrations from this book. To put it simply: it is beautiful. The illustrations and typography are amazing, gorgeous and just so good to look at. It was an extremely quick read, but I spent my time savouring each page and looking at all of the details on every single page. I feel that if you have not read Snow White, get this copy. You will truly appreciate it so much more. (and come on, this cover will look fantastic on your shelf)

  29. 5 out of 5

    Shabana Mukhtar

    Snow White Non-review rant I have read in Urdu and then English. Have read many re-tellings as well. Why haven't I reviewed it yet? This time, it was an audiobooks. Review Well, the story is so widely known that I don't really need to write anything about that. It is a cute story though - making me wany my complexion white as a snow and lips red as blood. Ahem! Verdict 3 stars. I would have rated 5 if I was decades younger ;-)

  30. 5 out of 5

    Andy

    The telling of "Snow White" gets a very exciting makeover courtesy of Camille Rose Garcia's dazzling artwork. Her work is resplendent in color with endless drabs of vertical stalactites framing each image. The typo work by Roberto De Vicq De Cumptich compliments her Goth meets Fleischer Brothers aesthetic beautifully.

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