A Caldecott Honor Book
New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year
New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year
A beautifully illustrated retelling of the classic Grimm's fairy tale about a beautiful princess whose lips were red as blood, skin was white as snow, and hair was as black as ebony.
About the Author
Nancy Ekholm Burkert is an award-winning children's book illustrator best known for Show-White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was a New York Times Notable Book and a Caldecott Honor Book. She also won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Special Award for Valentine and Orson.
Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, is best known as the author of the monumental German Dictionary, his Deutsche Mythologie and more popularly, as one of the Brothers Grimm, as the editor of Grimm's Fairy Tales.
Wilhelm Carl Grimm was a German author, the younger of the Brothers Grimm.
Translator Randall Jarrell, born in 1914 in Nashville, Tennessee, was a prolific and widely respected poet, critic, translator, and fiction writer. A friend and contemporary to Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Jarrell received the National Book Award (amid other honors) for his verse. He also served as U.S. Poet Laureate. Jarrell died in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1965.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Poet Randall Jarrell's beautiful translation and Burkert's large, colorful illustrations make this a book to be treasured and passed on from mother to child to grandchild. The text is a flowing narrative, perfect for reading aloud in the family or to groups in a school or a library setting. I have used this book as a public library librarian and given it to young relatives. It has always been a success.
This is the best snow white and the seven dwarfs. Far outshines the disney version, I bought this to read to my kids at bedtime and they absolutley love it especially the pictures, the artwork itself is worth the price of the whole book. I would recomend this book to anyone.