Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Wanda GagMirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of us all? repeatedly asks the Queen, Snow Whites stepmother. She always gets the answer she wants, until Snow White turns seven, and the mirror must truthfully answer, Snow White. At the news, the Queen turns yellow and green with envy and commands the huntsman to kill Snow White and bring her lung and liver as a token. Thus begins another enchanting fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm!
Kirkus Reviews called this collaboration between Randall and Nancy Eckholm Burkert a sort of legend even before its time of publication. Jarrell also wrote The Bat-Poet and The Animal Family, a Newbery Honor Book. Jarrell retained the Grimm (and grim) ending to the tale, as the stepmother is forced to dance to her death. Burkerts illustrations are magical, light-filled creations that more than earn the book its Caldecott Honor Book status. This delightful books extra-large format showcases the fabulously detailed illustrations, alternating two facing pages of art with two pages of straight text. This is an unforgettable interpretation of a well-loved story. (Ages 6 to 9)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Once upon a time, long, long ago a king and queen ruled over a distant land. The queen was kind and lovely and all the people of the realm adored her. The only sadness in the queen's life was that she wished for a child but did not have one. One winter day, the queen was doing needle work while gazing out her ebony window at the new fallen snow. A bird flew by the window startling the queen and she pricked her finger.
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a featured article , which means it has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Disney Wiki community. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, please feel free to contribute. It was also the first one in English, and the first in Technicolor. It is an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, in which an evil queen attempts to have her stepdaughter, Snow White , murdered in jealousy of her beauty. But she escapes and is given shelter by seven dwarfs in their cottage in a forest.