Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Illustrated By: Stella Wei
This is the Fairytale story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This Classic Tale is reimagined with a modern twist on what it means to be "Fair."
Listen to Snow White while you read along!
Once upon a time, a princess named Snow White lived in a castle with her father, the King, and her stepmother, the Queen. Her father had always said to his daughter that she must be fair to everyone at court. Said he: “People come here to the castle when they have a problem. They need the ruler to make a fair decision. Nothing is more important than to be fair.”
The Queen, Snow White’s stepmother, knew how much this meant to her husband. At the first chance, she rushed to her magic mirror. “Mirror, mirror, on the wall,” said the Queen. “Who is the fairest of them all?”
“Snow White is the fairest of them all!” said the Magic Mirror.
“What?!” yelled the Queen. “No one is more fair than I! The Queen must have the best of everything - everyone knows that. What could be more fair?”
“Snow White is the fairest of them all!” repeated the Magic Mirror.
“What do you know – you’re a mirror!” roared the Queen. And she stormed off.
Still, the Queen was bothered. So bothered was she that the Queen decided to be rid of the girl, once and for all.
“I cannot wait another day!” she declared. The Queen called for her servant, a huntsman. “Find a reason to take Snow White deep into the woods,” she said, pointing her long finger at the servant. “Then kill her.”
The huntsman was shocked! But she was the Queen and what could he do? The next day he took Snow White into the woods. As he drew his knife to slay her, Snow White turned around.
“Look,” she said, taking something out of her pocket. “You have always been good to me.” She held in front of him six perfect arrowheads that she had carefully shaped. “Do you like them?” she said. “They are for you.”
“Snow White,” said the huntsman. “I cannot do this!”
“Of course you can take these,” said Snow White.
"That's not what I meant," said the servant. He dropped to his knees. “How can I say this to you? The Queen, your step-mother, ordered me to kill you,” he said. “But I cannot!”
“She did what?” Snow White called out with alarm.
“You must run away!” said the huntsman. “Far into the woods. Now! And never come back to the castle!”
Snow White turned and ran into the woods as fast as she could. Deeper and deeper she ran. It was getting dark, and the wolves were starting to howl. She tripped and her skirt was torn. Tall tree branches seemed to reach down to the very ground to grab her. She was scratched, bleeding and scared. Yet she ran on and on.
Then all of a sudden, far away, there was a light. Who was living so deep in the woods? She stepped up closer. It was a cottage! Yet no sound came from the cottage, only light from the windows.
“Hello?” she said, knocking softly on the door. “Hello?” No answer. The door was a little bit open. She opened it some more and stepped in. “Hello, is anyone home?”
She looked around. What a mess! She had never seen a messier living room.
“This cottage may be the biggest mess I ever saw,” she thought. “But it's a roof over my head for tonight. Maybe if I clean up around here, I can earn my sleep.”
As she cleaned, she thought of someone she already missed. Before her father had re-married, she and a Prince who lived in the next kingdom were getting to know each other. They would take long walks in the royal garden and tell each other stories, and laugh.
After the Queen had moved into the castle, her stepmother had made a new rule – no more visitors. Now the Prince had to slip over the palace gate in secret. He would call out to her from under her window and they could talk a bit that way. It wasn’t as good as the long walks but it was the best they could manage.
Now that she had to run away from home, would she ever see him again?
After Snow White cleaned up the living room, she went upstairs. On the second floor, there were seven little beds lined up in a row, as if for children. Tired from cleaning, Snow White yawned and lay across all seven of the beds. Soon she fell fast asleep.
In the meantime, the Seven Dwarfs were heading home from a long day of working in the jewel mines. When they opened the door, you can imagine their surprise when they saw their cottage all cleaned up!
“What kind of magic is this?” said one of the Dwarfs, whose name was Doc.
“I wouldn’t mind more magic like this!” said another of the Dwarfs with a smile. His name was Dopey.
“We'd better check upstairs,” said another Dwarf, whose name was Grumpy. “Something is fishy around here, that’s for sure.”
There – lying across all their beds, was a young lady, fast asleep.
“Who are you?” said all the Dwarfs at once.
Snow White bolted awake. The Seven Dwarfs could tell she was as surprised as they were. Soon they all relaxed and shared their stories.
Snow White learned their names – Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, and Sneezy. She told them all about her step-mother. That her stepmother had tried to get the huntsman to kill her, that the huntsman had set her free in the woods, and that she could never go back home again.
“Stay here, with us,” said Bashful.
“That’s sweet,” said Snow White. “But if I were to stay here at your home, I would have to do something for all of you.”
“You already cleaned up our place,” said Sneezy.
“Keeping the house clean will be easy,” said Snow White, “as long as we all pitch in. I will let everyone know what part they can do, and I will do my share too, of course.”
“That’s fair,” said Happy.
“But there must be something else I can do for you,” said Snow White.
The Seven Dwarfs shrugged.
“Do you know how to read?” said Doc. "We have these books filled with wonderful tales and would love to be able to read them." And so it was agreed that Snow White would teach them how to read.
To celebrate their new friendship, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs sang and danced the night away.
The next morning before they left for work, the Seven Dwarfs warned Snow White she must not open the door to anyone. After all, who knows what evil her stepmother might do? The princess nodded in agreement, and the Dwarfs left the house. The princess prepared her first reading lesson. She also prepared a good hot meal for the Seven Dwarfs when they returned home that night. And so the days passed.
Back at the castle, the Queen marched up to her mirror. “Mirror, mirror on the wall," she demanded. "Who is the fairest of them all?”
“Snow White is the fairest of them all!” said the Magic Mirror.
“That’s impossible!” screamed the Queen. “The girl is no longer alive!”
“Snow White lives!” said the Magic Mirror. And an image was shown on the mirror of Snow White living in the cottage of the Seven Dwarfs.
The Queen turned red with rage. She screamed, “Who does she think she is?! Snow White will not get away with this!”
At the cottage of the Dwarfs the next afternoon, when the Seven Dwarfs were away at work, there was a knock on the door.
“Who is it?” said Snow White. She remembered the warning of the Seven Dwarfs not to open the door to anyone.
“It’s only a poor old woman,” came a squeaky voice, “selling apples.” Yet it was the evil Queen, disguised as an old woman. “It’s raining out here, my dear,” said her voice through the door. “Please let me in.”
“Poor thing," thought Snow White, "having to go door to door selling apples in the rain." And so she opened the door.
“Take a look at this big red apple,” said the old woman, who as you know by now was really the Queen in disguise. She held the red apple close to Snow White’s face. “Lovely, my dear, isn’t it?”
“I would like very much to buy your apple,” said Snow White. “But I have no money.”
“That fine comb in your hair will make a good trade,” said the old woman.
“Well, all right then!” said Snow White. She took the comb out of her hair and gave it to the old woman, who then gave her the apple. Snow White took a big bite. Alas, the fruit was poisoned! At once, Snow White fell to the ground in a deep sleep.
“YES!” shouted the Queen, pumping the air with her fists.
Just then the door flew open. In marched the Seven Dwarfs, home from the day's work. Shocked indeed they were to find Snow White lying on the floor and what must be her stepmother beside her, laughing!
They chased that evil Queen out the door, and into the storm. Up to the very top of a mountain they chased her. All of a sudden, lightning hit the mountain! The Queen fell, and she was never seen again.
But there was nothing to help poor Snow White. She stayed absolutely still in her deep sleep. The Seven Dwarfs gently lifted her into a glass coffin. Day and night they kept watch over her.
One day, the Prince happened to pass through. Ever since he had learned that Snow White was missing at the castle, he was searching for her, far and wide. Now he had finally found her, but in such a state! The Prince pulled open the glass coffin. Her face seemed so fresh, even in that deep sleep.
He gently took one of Snow White's hands in his own and kissed it. At once, Snow White’s eyes opened! With Love's First Kiss, the evil Queen's spell was forever gone. Now nothing stood in the way for Snow White and the Prince to be together forever. They returned to the Prince's kingdom and lived happily ever after.
I think that the story is trying to show me that you should never take things from strangers.
Being kind to every one is good.
If any friend is in need we should help each other & always be kind.
The queen was mean to Snow white. Be kind to others and never forget to look after friends.
this is such a lovely story, i love stories like this
I’m learning English now.
I think fairly tale is good teaching materials.
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I’ll continue to study English hard!
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Trust your instincts and be kind, also protect your friends and look after them whenever you can.
That it was evil to give the apple to kill Snow White.
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My brother learned that you should always be fair and not let strangers in your house.
This tells people that love is strong and powerful.
Love this story and it came in very useful for my school exams.
The story is a lesson to teach people that love conquers all ❤❤❤
I love this story best thing I have ever read
very very nice story snow white thank you
Do not be wicked and be nice to all
The story is a lesson to teach people that love conquers all ❤❤❤
Hey! I’m an independent teacher!
May I use this stories (text and audios) in my classes?
Yes! Our stories are always free to use in an educational setting.
It’s not good to give people poison or they might die.
Thank you for the different type of story. Here are some comments from our Grade 2B Class.
– I learned in the story that Snow White went upstairs and fell asleep on seven little beds – Aisha N
– I learned not to open the door to someone I do not know. – Zikra M
– There was a magic mirror that always told the truth. -Aisha S
– The grandma was acting evil and I was worried about the apple. – Mostafa
– I learned that the queen talked to the mirror and the mirror talked back and the queen did not like what the mirror said. – AbdulMueed
– I think Snow White should not have eaten the apple. -Radiya
– All my students enjoyed the story thank you for putting it on the internet – Mrs. Ellen
The story is about the lesson of not talking to strangers.
What I learned about today’s topic called ‘Snow White’ is that we should be nice, and everybody is beautiful the way they are made. Also greed kills.
It’s good to be fair
Used it for my English class and student loved it!!
Best story i loved it ???❤️??
BEAUTIFUL AND LOVELY STORY
I think it is truly trying to tell you that you should never open your door or take anything from a stranger!!!!!!!????
don’t be jealous of each other
help each other in need
This is a perfect place to read becuse if you don’t have money for books you can go on Google I love this
You are doing soo good on keep us active by reading
I listened to it and was reading
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yeah so i read this to my daughter she was really happy?❤️???????
wow, its a good story, i enjoyed reading it secretly before my bedtime and my parents didnt know lol!
I REALLY ENJOYED LISTENING TO THIS STORY IT WAS REALLY GOOD I DIDN’T EVEN HAVE TIME TO EAT BECAUSE THIS STORY WAS SO INTERESTING EVEN THO I ALREADY LISTENED TO THIS STORY I FORGOT EVERYTHING ABOUT IT AND IT TAUGHT ME LOTS OF STUFF
Omg i love this story. Thank you sooo much for making this. Well you didn’t invent
this story, but it’s super cute. And also my mom read this to me. We enjoyed this story.
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The story is full of lessons taught in mind. The story is lovely.
1. Because Snow White is more beautiful than her cruel evil stepmother.
2. Snow white grows beautiful, kind, brave and helpful ❤ ♥ She grows because her father takes good care of her before death.
3. What it means to be fair, kind, lovely ? ? & helpful, and do not be cruel.
Question 1: Because her father told her to be fair to everyone. And she was.
im so glad to tell this story to my children?
I think that Snow White should not have eaten the apple but the reason why she ate it is because she didn’t know that it was poisoned. If she did, now she wouldn’t eat it. That’s what I think. In mind.
This story it is the best story I ever read.
snow white is very kind
she loves to be fair
I loved it so much.
Bcz the magic mirror said that the snow white was the fairest of them all
Question 1: Because she was equally able to be manipulated by everyone because of her normal sized heart.
That you should never trust a lady with a apple that you do not know because if you do then you will just die so never trust somebody that you do not know and they have an apple for you did that Apple can probably do bad things to you
Answer 1– Snow White was fairest of them all because the Magic Mirror said so.
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I like this story
It was nice and good and fun to read before bed because it’s a nice story for kids and the good grammar, and kids should now know to ask and if they recognize it then to open the door, if they don’t reject it. I loved the part with the mirror cause kids believe in magic, bye now. Xx
Because She Was Fair To People
Q 1: SNOW WHITE WAS THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL BECAUSE HER BEAUTY WAS NOT ONLY IN THE FACE BUT IN THE HEART.
Snow White is my favorite story, it makes me happy every day with joy.
Snow White was the fairest of all because she had a good heart.
We love the story so much! Now, Isabelle is going to sleep so well. We will read more stories every night. Good Night!!
3) the story is trying to tell us to not trust anyone?
The story of Snow White is very interesting and it can give a moral lesson. Also, jealousy is not good. It also gives
enjoyment to the reader. Thank you
I read this story to my little brother, and he loved it! Thanks for the awesome stories storiestogrowby.org, it made putting him to bed so easy!!! Wish you the best of luck!!!
Can you really wake up when you get a love’s first kiss?
I WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE A LOVELY COMMENT FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL WRITTEN STORY AS IT TEACHES US GOOD MORALS.
THANK U DEAR POEST FOR WRITING.
I love this story it made me cry
I love ? this story so much it was really great
why did the hunter let snow white live???
Snow White was the fairest of them all as her father instilled this in her as a child and had always said to his daughter that she must be fair to everyone at court. He taught her that nothing is more important than to be fair.
Snow White not only cleaned the house, she made them food and also helped at the Mine. She with out a doubt done her fair share…
Great story, I loved reading it to my daughter, Mia – thank you..
Because her father told Snow White to be fair with everyone.
Nice nice nice
Snow White is the fairest of all because she was kind loving and helpful to even her evil stepmother and she is generous.
It is a really nice story to read for children. It shows a lot of details in the story to express the feelings of Snow White when she found out her stepmother planned to kill her, but still Snow White had a caring and loving heart to the friends she met in the woods.
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Answer 2: Snow White was the fairest because she was really kind and sweet.
Answer 1: Snow White was doing the house ? work because she was in the 7 Dwarfs house, not in her own.
I love this story and its amazing ☆☆☆☆☆?????
Because the little elves were having too much work in their house.
because snow white was white like the snow and hair was black like the dark.
1- Because the house was there and she was still cleaning their house.
2- Snow White was the fairest of them all because she was helpful, nice and did not disrespect anyone.
I know why it was important that the seven dawrfs and snow white shared the house chores.They shared the housework because the house was they’res and she was still cleaning their house and making their food.I know why snow white was the fairest of them all.She was the fairest of them all because she was helpful and nice and did not disrespect anyone.
You left part of the story out. You forgot to mention that to make it really fair, Snow White also went to work in the mines in the dirt and the filth, wielding a pick all day, with the dwarfs to do her share of work there and bring the money home….. or was she only going to sit at home and do her “fair” share of housework, while the dwarfs did their ” fair” share of housework but also toiled in the mines to support Snow White?