Title: Snow White
Author: The Brothers Grimm
Illustrator: Camille Rose Garcia
Publisher: Harper Design
Release Date: 2/28/2012
Length: 80 pages
Genres: Fiction, Classics, Fairy Tales
A breathtaking, wildly original spin on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, boldly and beautifully reimagined by acclaimed artist Garcia, illustrator of the “New York Times” bestseller “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”
I had to have this book when I saw it at the book store. I bought the Harper Design edition of Alice in Wonderland last year (which I should review at some point), so I thought “why not add this one to my shelf?” The art is dark and a kind of psychedelic, but I love it. It’s definitely one I hope to display in my own home one day.
This book contains the original Grimm’s story, which I had not read before. I loved that there’s moer to the story and I loved the subtle differences. It’s actually a little more believable than the Disney version (though, it’s still not very believable). And I really loved the ending. There’s nothing like revenge.
The design of this book is perfect. I love the way the text is often set within the illustrations. It all works together to make a truly beautiful book. I also love the choices Harper Design has made. Alice in Wonderland is full of the ridiculous so the art really fits. The original Grimm’s tales are dark and that’s why the art works so well for Snow White. If you like to collect beautiful books, you should pick this one up!
Here are a couple of illustrations to whet your appetite.