Snow White Hardback
Illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia
There is simply no more beloved fable in the Grimm Brothers' canon than the story of "Snow White" - and no fresher retelling than this sublimely illustrated new version from Camille Rose Garcia, the innovative artist whose unique, edgy vision enlivened the "New York Times" bestseller "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".
Garcia lets her imagination fly once again with this iconic tale of an evil queen, a charming prince, and a runaway princess seeking shelter and safety with seven little men.
With not one but two new Hollywood versions of the treasured fairy tale in the offing - the first starring Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, and Lily Collins, and a second, "Snow White and the Huntsman", featuring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, and Nathan Lane - the timing could not be more perfect for a new literary Snow White to arise, awakened from an ageless sleep to live happily ever after once again.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 80 pages, 50 Colour
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 26/01/2012
- Category: Traditional
- ISBN: 9780062064462
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Review by tapestry100
I'm fairly certain everyone is familiar with the story of Snow White, so I'm not going to go into details about the story. What I am going to tell you, though, is you should go pick up this edition of <i>Snow White</i>! Right now!!Camille Rose Garcia's art is so visually striking and unique, and the typographic design of the book really works with her art style to create something rather beautiful. I was first introduced to her style when I picked up the edition of Lewis Carrol's <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> that she illustrated a couple of years ago, and fell in love with her work then. I was thrilled when I found this new volume of <i>Snow White</i> at my local bookstore the other day, and am really hoping that she continues this partnership with HarperDesign and continues to illustrate more classic fairy tales. One book I'd particularly like to see in her vision is <i>The Wizard of Oz</i>. I'd be willing to bet she could create a truly stunning version of Oz and its inhabitants.
Review by Sunflower38
I hadn't read the Brothers Grimm version of Snow White until today. I enjoyed it albeit being very different from the Disney version. <br/><br/>However, what makes this book exquisite are the illustrations by Camille Rose Garcia. They are beyond words, in my opinion. The dust jacket as well as the outside of the book are magnificently done. Simply, this is one beautiful book, a feast for the eyes. I am very pleased to own it.
Review by crfonten
One of the oldest recorded versions of Snow White, this book would be great to read to students. It isn't as different from the Disney version as a lot of the fairy tales are, but it is still a good story. It would be nice to read when doing a study on folklore.
Review by lmalak1
I thought this book was okay. One reason why I wasn't in love with this book was due to the ending. In the end, Snow White's evil step mother is forced to dance to her death in iron shoes that were heated over a coal fire. I know the book is written by the Brothers Grimm, but it still seems so gruesome and menacing. It makes me really sad.A second reason why I wasn't thrilled by this book was the characters. Snow White is an idiot in this book. I feel like the Brothers Grimm were trying very hard to teach about stranger danger but they failed miserably. Snow lets the evil step mother into the house every single time, and every single time something awful happens. How did she not learn her lesson the first time?The main idea of this book is that bad things will eventually happen to bad people, don't let strangers into your house, and sometimes happening upon a cottage can save your life.
Review by MsBridgetReads
I have always loved the story of Snow White (Disney Movie) and this book just made my love grow even more! <br/><br/>The story itself was amazing but to add the pictures to it? <b>Even Better!</b> The picture are beautifully creepy! And it has me wanting to pick it up again just to look at the pictures! These pictures have me at the point that I want to go pick up more books by <i>Camille Rose Garcia</i>. The first book that I saw that was illustrated by her was <i>Alice In Wonderland</i> and people on Booktube were talking about it. This is one of those times I <b>had</b> to give into the hype. It took me a few months to find the books with these drawings in them and when I did, I bought them immediately! I have yet to read <i>Alice In Wonderland<i> but I can't wait to get to it, just to see the pictures alone! <br/><br/><i>Snow White</i> will be one of my top favorites on 2014, for the story and the pictures! <br/><br/>There really isn't a whole lot I can say about this book that majority of us in this world hasn't seen in the movie or even read in the book.