Hennepin County Library

Snow White: Old and New

Apr 2012
About the Event

Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Mar 17 - Apr 2, Atrium; Apr 1-14, Children's Library

Displays of the library's collection of Snow White and Brothers Grimm materials. In addition to Snow White picture books featuring a range of illustrators and textual interpretations from different time periods, there will be a Snow White operetta, a book describing the making of the classic Disney film, and several volumes of scholarly interpretations of the themes and motifs of the Brothers Grimm.

Of local interest are Brothers Grimm tales freely translated and illustrated by Minnesotan Wanda Gág and The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm translated, and with an introduction by Jack Zipes, professor emeritus, Center for German and European Studies at the UofM. Award-winning Gág won a 1939 Caldecott medal for her translation and illustration of Snow White.

Sat, Apr 14, 10:30 am, Pohlad Hall

Preschool - grade 3 kids and their families will enjoy and join in a short retelling of the Brothers Grimm version of the story by the Mixed Precipitation theatre company, with music! Afterward, children will participate in creating  their own fairy tale book with help from MN Center for Book Arts staff. Extra supplies are available for enthusiastic participants to bring home for additional book-making projects!

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