"Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of us all?": First Edition of Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs; Signed by Illustrator Nancy Ekholm Burkert
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Jarrell, Randall; Illustrated by Burkert, Nancy Burkert.$850.00
Item Number: 29022
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1972.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Nancy Ekholm Burkert on the half title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
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 delightful 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.