'''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/rosered/index.html "Snow-White and Rose-Red"]]''' (or "Snow-White and Rosy-Red") is a {{fairy tale}} told by both Creator/CharlesPerrault and Creator/{{the Brothers Grimm}} in their fairy tale collections. The oldest known version had the title "The Ungrateful Dwarf".

A poor peasant woman lives in a cabin in the woods. She grows two rose trees in front of her house, one with white roses and one with red. When the flowers bloomed she had two children, both girls. She named them both after the trees, Snow White and Rose Red respectively. They have an adventure involving an evil dwarf, a bear that turns out to be an enchanted prince, the enchanted prince's enchanted brother, and, of course, eventually live happily ever after.

And, no, ''[[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs that]]'' [[NamesTheSame Snow White]] has nothing to do with this story. The German versions of their names are spelled slightly differently. (Neither does ''Literature/SnowWhiteFireRed'')
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!!"Snow-White and Rose-Red" contains examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion: The story has been adapted several times with expansions of the subject matter. One of the lengthier adaptation was by Creator/PatriciaCWrede, who moved the setting to Elizabethan England and greatly fleshed out the setting and characters.
* {{Animorphism}}: The bear turns out to be a prince under a curse.
* BabiesEverAfter: Implied
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Naturally, the two siblings are described as gorgeous and pure hearted, while the cruel and spiteful dwarf is ugly and twisted.
* BigBad: More like a very tiny bad.
* {{Curse}}
* DemiHuman: The talking bear.
* DepravedDwarf: In both senses of the word "dwarf".
* DisappearedDad: The story never bothers to say where the father of the girls went.
* DoubleInLawMarriage: Conveniently, the cursed prince has a brother so both siblings can get married to princes.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: By the end of the story, both girls are now royalty.
* FieryRedhead: Rose Red is the spunky {{tomboy}} of the sisters.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: The siblings themselves are said to be the perfect children.
* GhibliHills: The forest, unlike the usual LostWoods of fairy tales, is safe for small children to wander in, even overnight
* HappilyEverAfter: The dwarf dies, the prince is saved, the girls get married to princes, and their mom lives in the lap of luxury.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Snow White and the Prince.
* NoNameGiven: The Princes. Or at least the younger Prince.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: They protect little girls from falling off cliffs.
* PrinceCharming: The cursed prince is pretty typical...though since he spends most of the story as a talking (friendly) bear, he's a bit of a subversion.
* RagsToRoyalty: Snow White and Rose Red's reward from the bear.
* RandomEventsPlot: Many, many elements of the story are irrelevant to each other.
* RedOniBlueOni: Rose Red and Snow White, respectively
* RuleOfThree: The girls helped the dwarf three times.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Some adaptations give the two princes this treatment.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Given that the girls do know the oldest Prince for awhile, but we don't know how long the courting process for Rose Red was with the Prince's brother.
* SiblingYinYang: In addition to the contrast of colors, the siblings also have wildly different personalities.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: "[[ProperLady Snow White]] was more quiet and gentle than [[FieryRedhead Rose Red]]. Rose Red liked better to run about in the meadows and fields seeking flowers and catching butterflies; but Snow White sat at home with her mother, and helped her with her housework."
* UngratefulBastard: The dwarf, who demands help from the girls whenever he's in trouble, and doesn't offer them so much as a "thank you" afterwards.

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