Author(s): Kallie George
Snow White and Rose Red are loving, happy sisters, although they are different as day and night. 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 realise the bear is kind - in fact, there is far more to this 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.
The Brothers Grimm (German: Bruder Grimm or Die Gebruder Grimm), Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859), were German academics, linguists, cultural researchers, and authors who together collected folklore. They are among the most well-known storytellers of European folk tales, and their work popularized such stories as "Cinderella" (Aschenputtel), "The Frog Prince" (Der Froschkonig), "Hansel and Gretel" (Hansel und Gretel), "Rapunzel," "Rumpelstiltskin" (Rumpelstilzchen), and "Snow White" (Schneewittchen). Their first collection of folk tales, Children's and Household Tales (Kinder- und Hausmarchen), was published in 1812. Kallie George is an author and editor living in Vancouver, BC. She completed her Masters of Children's Literature at the University of British Columbia in 2007. She is the co-creator of a series of acclaimed board books, the Simply Small Series, by Paola Opal, author of the art book "Mr. M the Exploring Dreamer" with art by Soizick Meister, and the author of the picture book, "The Melancholic Mermaid" illustrated by Abigail Halpin. "Clover's Luck: Book 1 in the Magical Animal Adoption Agency series "will be coming out in Summer 2014 with Disney-Hyperion. When she is not writing or editing, she's teaching creative writing workshops through Capilano University and CWC (Creative Writing for Children) or baking cookies. www.kalliegeorge.com Kelly Vivanco was born and raised in front of a sketchpad and a box of colors in Southern California where she later received her BFA with honors from LCAD. Kelly enjoys setting whimsy to work in many mediums and pulls inspiration from the natural and imagined world, vintage photographs, children's literature and the oddness of her dreams. Kelly lives and works at her home in Escondido, California. A sampling of the solo and in group exhibitions include showings at the California Center for the Arts Museum, The Portsmouth Museum of Art, Thinkspace, SURU, Gallery 1988, Subtext, Rotofugi, Flatcolor, 323 East, London Miles, Art Basel and Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts. Her work is held in collections across the U.S. and abroad. http: //www.kellyvivanco.com