A Caldecott Honor Book
New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year
New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year
A beautifully illustrated retelling of the classic Grimm's fairy tale about a beautiful princess whose lips were red as blood, skin was white as snow, and hair was as black as ebony.
About the Author
Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, is best known as the author of the monumental German Dictionary, his Deutsche Mythologie and more popularly, as one of the Brothers Grimm, as the editor of Grimm's Fairy Tales.
WILHELM GRIMM (1786–1859) was a German author, linguist, and folklorist who, along with his older brother, Jakob, published Children’s and Household Tales in 1812. Popularly known as Grimms’ Fairy Tales, this collection was continually revised by the brothers and ultimately included 210 folk tales, among them many that have become famous around the world.
Nancy Ekholm Burkert is an award-winning children's book illustrator best known for Show-White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was a New York Times Notable Book and a Caldecott Honor Book. She also won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Special Award for Valentine and Orson.
Randall Jarrell, born in 1914 in Nashville, Tennessee, was a prolific and widely respected poet, critic, translator, and fiction writer. A friend and contemporary to Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Jarrell received the National Book Award (amid other honors) for his verse. He also served as U.S. Poet Laureate. Jarrell died in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1965.
“Burkert's tapestrylike paintings, strong yet delicately detailed, radiate a spiritual beauty that enriches the movement of the story in its medieval setting. Jarrell's style, graceful and dignified, stays close to the original.” —Starred, Booklist