Oh, I am such a tease today. I was browsing and saw this release slated for January 2014. But it is such a different and wonderful take on Snow White and Rose Red, literally emphasizing the ying yang of the sisters. It is rare to see this scene from the tale illustrated. And it is so rare to get a Snow White and Rose Red picture book anyway, so I am quite excited about this book. You can see more of Kelly Vivanco's work on her website.
Snow White and Rose Red are loving, happy sisters, although they are different as day and night. Together they live with their mother in cozy, peaceful cottage in the woods. Then, one snowy day, their peace is disturbed by a giant black bear looking for a warm place to rest. At first scared, the girls and their mother soon realize the bear is kind—in fact, there is more to the bear than meets the eye. Will the girls’ giving spirits rescue the bear from his troublesome and secretive fate? This age-old Brothers Grimm tale is here deftly retold and stunningly re-illustrated with modern, magical paintings by Kelly Vivanco.
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