Once upon a time, a gory, sinister tale about jealous mothers, child labour, and poisoned apples was transformed into a feel-good story about a princess, true love, and seven dwarves.

The tale of Snow White, as we know it today from its sanitised Disney incarnation, differs greatly from its source material by the Brothers Grimm. In fact, its roots can be traced back to the Bible and Greek and Roman mythology.

Jen Campbell, author and host of the YouTube series, Fairy Tales with Jen, sets the record straight on the beloved fairy tale, explaining how and why its characters and plot evolved through generations of storytelling.

About The Speaker

Jen Campbell

Jen Campbell is a bestselling author and award-winning poet. Her books include ‘The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night,’ ‘The Girl Aquarium’ and a series of children’s picture books about a book-loving dragon called Franklin.