|Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (A Puppet Storybook).|
Grosset & Dunlap, 1985 printing.
Pictures Copyright by Tadasu Izawa and Shigami Hijikata, 1968, through
management of Dairisha, Inc. Printed & bound in Japan by
Zokeisha Publications, Ltd.
I was so excited to find this at an antique mall this weekend. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one of the "Puppet Storybooks," first published by Grosset & Dunlap in the 1960s and 1970s. My edition is an oversized board book, printed in 1985. It was cheap, as it has some staining, and the binding is tearing away in the back. I have wanted to see one of these books in person for a while. Besides loving fairy tales, I love illustrations consisting of photographed puppets and dolls. The photos from these books were created in Japan, and besides some very general information on the occasional blog, or eBay or Etsy listing, I don't know much else about them. You can find multiple versions of these books on Amazon, eBay, and Etsy, if you are interested, especially the older editions. I just wanted to share the lovely pictures from this one!
Here are a couple of closeups. Wouldn't you love to sit through a whole filmed short of this?
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