Devoted sisters and forever friends, Snow White and Rose Red are as lovely and sweet as the delicate flowers that inspired their names.
"One evening, as they were sitting comfortably together, someone knocked on the door as if he wanted to be let in. The mother said, 'Quickly, Rose Red, open the door; it must be a traveler seeking shelter'. Rose Red went at once to the door and pushed back the bolt. She was sure that it was going to be some poor soul, but it wasn't at all. It was a big shaggy bear, and he stretched his broad, brown head right through the doorway...."
"Don't be afraid; I will not harm you! I am half-frozen from the cold, and only want to warm myself a little beside your fire...."
A strange story soon unfolds. Will the girls help the bear...even if it means risking the wrath of a wicked dwarf? This imaginative tale by the Grimm brothers is filled with rich imagery, surprise and adventure.
In this Enchantmints Studio edition, a timeless Grimm Brothers tale springs to life with the lush illustrations of Denise Marshall.
Snow White and Rose Red is the perfect gift for the little one in your life. Also a great book for early readers!
The Brothers Grimm (Jacob Ludwig Karl and Wilhelm Karl) were born in 1785 and 1786 in Hanau near Frankfurt in Hesse. They were among a family of nine children, six of whom survived infancy. During their early childhood, both their father and grandfather died, leaving the children and their mother to struggle in reduced circumstances. During their early twenties, the two brothers began linguistic and philological studies, which would culminate in both Grimm's Law and their collected editions of fairy and folk tales. Their collections of tales became immensely popular, though the brothers' main goal was linguistic research. After running afoul of King Ernest Augustus I, the brothers were fired from their university posts and exiled. However, the next year, the two were invited to Berlin by the King of Prussia, and both settled there. Wilhelm died in 1859; his elder brother Jacob died in 1863.
Denise Marshall earned her Associate of Arts degree in fine arts from the College of Marin in Kentfield, California. She worked in the studio of Judie Bomberger for ten years as lead artist in color design and creation of whimsical three-dimensional sculptures, including sculptures for Cirque du Soleil and the Beatles Yellow Submarine. For the past five years Ms. Marshall has been creating watercolor design for Enchantmints, a company dedicated to the wholesome development and production of play products for children. In this capacity, she is able to capture and provide children with images that will spark their imagination. She resides in Cotati, California, near her three grown sons.