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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  2,216 ratings  ·  323 reviews
The classic fairytale of Snow White seeking refuge from her evil stepmother the Queen, among seven friendly elves. She is rescued by a handsome prince and lives happily ever after. Fillers include: The Farmer in the Dell, The Animal World -- "The Lion" and a color me page on the back inside cover. ...more
ebook, 36 pages
Published by Classics Illustrated Junior (first published 1812)
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emma
Here are the characters in this book:
- seven dwarf brothers who are roommates
- an evil queen who is singularly obsessed with being hot
- a talking mirror with magical powers
- a hunter who resorts to trickery when his job description includes “killing children”
- a prince whose idea of marriage material is “beautiful and asleep”
- a seven year old who’s pretty.

Of all those characters, kind of a bummer that the last one is our main character, but we take the wins with the losses in this life.

I have b
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Hannah Greendale
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: oddities, fairy-tales
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
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Ahmad Sharabiani
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 (i
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Vera Southgate

This book retells "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" in lively, natural language to help children develop the confidence to read alone. Level Four is suitable for children who are ready to read longer stories with a wider vocabulary.

"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
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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.
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Ken
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Ram Alsrougi
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A story that is too short but entertaining and the truth is that I prefer this version than Disney's.
I liked the ending they gave to the mother of Snow White.
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Sarah Churchill
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
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.
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Umut Rados
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Love Love these editions. That are so pretty, illustrations are amazing. There's also Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella. Totally recommend. ...more
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
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Tina
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
I'll probably give 5 stars to almost anything that has Camille Rose Garcia's name on it. This edition is simply stunning! ...more
Isabella
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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...
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Bitchin' Reads
Man, I just have to say: storytelling has greatly and magnificently progressed over the centuries. Reading some the the Brothers Grimm tales has me appreciating the literature I get to experiences today.
 eleanor*ೃ༄
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
I have ONE question.
Which is: Why in bloody hell did the Prince kiss a comatose/dead girl?
Like WTF

also: ΅When she's poisoned by her evil stepmother, the Prince comes along and kisses her to wake her up. Snow White was thought to be 14 in the film, and the Prince was 31.¨ << Thatś just the Disney Film

uhh,
SHEŚ ALSO FUCKING SEVEN IN THE ORIGINAL STORY,
WHA-
Itś a fairy tale, what else can I say?
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Andy
Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kidstuff, art-gallery
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. ...more
Elisa The-Bookie-Monster
I love these editions and I want to buy more! The artwork is interesting, spooky and beautiful. I never realized Snow White was 7, but I guess that's because I've only watched the Disney movie lol ...more
❆ Crystal ❆
5 stars. This is the original story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
Jennifer
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
weird mix of snow white and goldilocks
Linda Lipko
Lovely illustrations from one of my favorite illustrators. This Grimm's fairy tale is a favorite, well-know story by many. Snow White's mother dies. One short year later, her father marries a beautiful and vain woman who has a magical mirror. Not trusting her beauty, she is obsessed with looking in the mirror and hearing that she is the fairest of all.

Until, one day, she hears a different mantra. The voice now tells her that young Snow White is fairer by fair than her. Telling a huntsman to take
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Caz (littlebookowl)
Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
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,
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Clare O'Beara
I read this when we were small, the little hardback was enjoyable and well illustrated. This one was seen as a tale for girls, who were given stories about princesses and sleeping beauties. In general boys were clearly expected to go out and have adventures. Girls were not, or they met savage beasts in the forest. Here a girl has to keep house for seven men. An older woman is the villain... men were not shown as villains, unless they were giants.
I think it's important to tell the old fairytales
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Susan
The illustrations in this book is absolutely beautiful! Of course the story is timeless, but honestly I got this book for it’s pretty pretty pictures ☺️☺️
Olivia Salt
Read for uni📚
Eyehavenofilter
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With scarey illustrations that creeped me out just a little bit,this retelling of snow white was just waht I was looking for. The cover grabbed me and I thought "I need a new Rx for my glasses" at first(?) but it was just the artist style that threw me for a loop. I always like to be introduced to something new in art... Ijust wasnt ready to be smacked in the face. When I took a second look and read the book, I really got into it. This style may not be for everyone, and I dont think I could look ...more
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Vaishali
Snow White!
A story that never, ever gets old.
I even like the name "Snowdrop" better.
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Marquise
3.5 stars. Very pretty artwork for this edition, but otherwise not that memorable.
Marquise
Version by Vera Southgate and art by Stuart Williams, not sure I like his style much.
Miri
The story of Snow White is probably the stupidest fairy tale there is. In the first place, the title character does almost nothing in the whole story. The entire plot is acted out by the people around her, and she is just the catalyst for their actions. In the second place, no matter what age she is in any adaptation, it’s always creepily young; in the third place, the prince just happens upon her DEAD IN A COFFIN and decides that she’s the one he wants to marry (their seconds-long meeting at th ...more
Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ...
A fairytale by the Grimm brothers, without the cuteness found in Disney's movie. This one teaches us that vanity, envy and pride will bring our downfall. Or, does it? ...more
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Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, German philologist, jurist and mythologist, was born at Hanau, in Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel). He is best known as the discoverer of Grimm's Law, the author of the monumental German Dictionary, his Deutsche Mythologie and more popularly, with his brother Wilhelm, as one of the Brothers Grimm, as the editor of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

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