Another beautiful fairy tale picture book by Adrienne Adams, courtesy of our local public library. "Snow White and Rose Red" is another fairy tale courtesy of Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm. As a child, I must admit the title confused me. Another Snow White? Only this one is blonde? With a sister? And there's a dwarf - only one - only instead of being a benevolent miner, he's more like a gnome or imp or something. As an adult, I'm starting to like this tale, for the sisters' love and friendship if nothing else. And I prefer the bear to the prince. (What can I say? I prefer the Beast to the prince, as well.) And why does the docile blonde marry the bear/prince, and her spunky brunette sister is married to the brother we never even meet? (This musing comes from a blonde.) If you are unfamiliar with the fairy tale, you can read a lovely annotated version at SurLaLune Fairy Tales.
Once again, I am loving Adams's illustrations.
Snow White and Rose Red
by the Brothers Grimm.
Illustrated by Adrienne Adams.
Translated by Wayne Andrews.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1964.
Happy Thursday! We're all snowed in for the day - school is cancelled! Hope all is well with you and yours, wherever you are!