March 22, 2012

Snow White by Brothers Grimm and Illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia

Snow White by the Brothers Grimm and illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia is a gorgeous gift-quality edition of the fairy tale you grew up with.

Book Description
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, 
Who’s the fairest one of all?”

Originating in seventeenth-century French folklore, the story of Snow White has long been one of the world’s most memorable childhood tales.

It is 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. This new gift edition presents the unabridged version of the Grimms’ tale, with an original interpretation by renowned artist Camille Rose Garcia that artfully combines wit and dark romance.Snow White

My Thoughts
Snow White is a beautifully dark fairy tale if you really think about it, and so the illustrator for this version of Snow White did just that. It is the same story, but is designed and artfully created so marvelously, that it feels like a new story.

The artwork and the text truly brings the story to life. Snow White is beautiful, but also has a punk-goth spin to her. I love all of the detail that the illustrations have, and the contrast of the colors works brilliantly.

If you grew up loving the story of Snow White, this is a must-have version for your library. If you plan on giving this book as a gift to someone (which is a fabulous idea, too), be sure to buy more than one copy because you’ll definitely want a copy for yourself as well. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Snow White, Harper Design, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


Jason said...

Looks like something my daughter would enjoy. I'll be sure to look for it on amazon.

Emma said...

I love books like this!

Sheri said...

Jason and Emma - you should def. get this. I really enjoyed reading it and looking at all of the artwork, which is really what the book is - a piece of art. :)

Anonymous said...

Cool book!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this suggestion. I think that my niece will love this for her birthday!