Snow-White and Rose-Red - WikipediaIt's a long time since we have given you a Brothers Grimm story. We had somehow overlooked this charming tale. The "Snow White" of the title is not related to the more famous Snow White who met the seven dwarfs. This Snow White is the sister of Rose Red. The two girls live in the forest and get on well with the animals who live there, including a big playful bear. They also meet a rather bad-tempered dwarf. Read by Natasha.
Snow White and Rose Red
The story of Snow White and Rose Red is one of the lesser-known fairy tales, collected by the Brothers Grimm in Germany in the 19th century. This retelling of the story, originally published by Ladybird in , is one of the best-known versions of Snow White and Rose Red in modern times. The story is sensitively retold, following the tale of two young sisters who encounter a friendly bear and a wicked dwarf. Ladybird Tales are based on the original Ladybird retellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. Children have always loved, and will always remember, these classic fairy tales and sharing them together is an experience to treasure.
The best-known version is the one collected by the Brothers Grimm as tale number This is a completely different version of Snow White and she has nothing in common with the other one other than the fact that she shares her name in English and has an encounter with a dwarf. Snow-White and Rose-Red are two little girls living with their mother, a poor widow, in a small cottage by the woods. Fair-haired Snow-White is quiet and shy and prefers to spend her time indoors, doing housework and reading. Dark-haired Rose-Red is outspoken, lively and cheerful, and prefers to be outside.
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When you ask people which Ladybird books they remember best from their own childhood so many people recall the Well-Loved Tales series and being read the books as bedtime stories on many occasions. Two sisters, Snow-White and Rose-Red live with their mother in the forest. Come the summer and the bear is back living in the forest and the girls our out exploring one day when they find a dwarf with his long white beard stuck in a tree trunk. They try to free him, but the only way to do so is to cut off the end of his beard. The dwarf is far from happy and goes away without a single word of thanks.
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