SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS - R. Jarrell; Illus Nancy Ekholm Burkert, SIGNED
Title:SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Author: Brothers Grimm; Translated by Randall Jarrell
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
City: New York Year: 1975 (Fourth Printing) Binding Style: Hardcover Illustrated: Yes; Nancy Ekholm Burkert
Book Details + Condition: Scarce copy of SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, signed by illustrator Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Signature on dedication page. Book is in well preserved condition, with some wear to the dust jacket: It has been price cut and has old repaired tears. Text is clean save short dedication to former owner on title page; minimal spots on last 2 text pages. Kirkus Reviews called this collaboration between Randall and Nancy Eckholm Burkert "a sort of legend even before its time of publication." Jarrell also wrote The Bat-Poet and The Animal Family, a Newbery Honor Book. Jarrell retained the Grimm (and grim) ending to the tale, as the stepmother is forced to dance to her death. Burkert's illustrations are magical, light-filled creations that more than earn the book its Caldecott Honor Book status. This book's extra-large format showcases the fabulously detailed illustrations, alternating two facing pages of art with two pages of straight text. This is an unforgettable interpretation of a well-loved story.