Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Aug 20, 2013

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Snow White and Rose Red by The Brothers Grimm, reviewed by a young reader at the library and read by Emily Robertson. 

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Review: The story is not about the Snow White we normally think of, who takes a bite from a poisoned apple and lives with dwarves. In this tale, Snow White and her sister Rose Red live in the forest with their mother. One winter, a bear comes knocking at their door needing shelter. The mother lets the bear in and the girls play with him by the fire at night. He comes in each night 'til one morning, he tells Snow White he will not be back that summer. Snow White is especially upset. Later in the woods, the girls meet a very rude dwarf that is in trouble. On three other occasions they meet this rude and very mean dwarf. On the last occasion, the dwarf becomes angry with them and the bear appears and "saves" the girls, but he really isn't a bear. The dwarf had placed a spell upon him. In the end, they all live happily ever after. This is a really nice fairy tale that reminds me of what a fairy tale is and what lessons it should tell its audience. Part of that is being entertaining, which it is.

Staff Picks from the Calloway County Public Library is an ongoing series on WKMS. Hear more staff picks on Sounds Good, and read them online at

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