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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 14 May 2008
Snow White is of course one of the most famous of fairy tales, but labours under the heavy shadow of Disney and his Hollywood dwarves and their Heigh Hos. This rendering well and truly escapes from that shadow, returning to the dark original for its text and illustrative inspiration.

The primeval forest that covered much of northern Europe in ancient times is shown in gloomy detail. The dwarves here are no jolly band of merry andrews but shown first as a grave company of witnesses to Snow White's exhaustion after being abandoned in the forest, and then as recipients of her newly-found housewifely skills, sitting round a table by a wonderfully mosaiced fireplace. The scene where Snow White's hair is combed with a poisoned comb is poignant and tense.

The colours uses by the illustrator are all sombre ones - plum, dark green and shades of brown - until the scene where the prince gazes on Snow White in her coffin. Here is great contrast of light and dark as a wise owl looks on, and then the final scene of a people-filled gazebo is suffused with light as the happy couple sails away to the horizon.

A rich version of this legend.
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on 22 February 2015
Good packaging. Book just as described. Thanks
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 21 January 2013
An exquisite retelling of the story. My only quibble is I would prefer it to be hardback and the package had been damaged by water that got through to a small corner of the book.
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on 25 August 2014
Excellent product
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