Snow White

Snow White

Book - 2016
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The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White, returning after being sent away by her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies, years earlier; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow; and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words "Another . . . More Beautiful . . . KILL."
Publisher: ©2016
Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780763672331
Branch Call Number: YA 741.5 Phelan
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,chiefly illustrations (some color) ;,21 cm
Alternative Title: Snow White : a graphic novel


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"It's a twist on the classic Snow White tale that takes place in NYC in the 1920s, and is a graphic novel. Samantha White is cast out, but returns home to her stepmother after having been taken care of by children living on the streets. The illustrations are great with the book - simple blac... Read More »

cmlibrary_ecrites Oct 24, 2016

This is an interesting retelling of the classic fairy tale. The depression era New York setting works really well. It is a simple, quick read and the illustration style and sparse prose complement each other well. I would recommend this to fans of fairy tale retellings.

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May 07, 2018

Beautifully done retelling of Snow White. The watercolor paintings are thoroughly well done, and the story is told without much dialogue at all. The era chosen to tell the story is interesting- our world, in the 1930's. All the pieces of the fairy tale are cleverly adapted to fit the time and location. The only gripe I have here is that Snow didn't spend enough time with the seven boys for them to form the protective attachment to her that they display later on. All in all, a fast, enjoyable graphic novel that can be completed easily in one sitting.

Nov 15, 2017

Loved this and highly recommend to all! Beautiful art and fun way to redo an old story.

Sep 10, 2017

A very neat rendition of the classic Disney's Snow White story.
I loved the way the drawings pulled you into the important parts of the story, how the setting of the 1920's was prevalent but not overwhelming, and how the novel quickly developed into an intriguing story, communicating all it needed to without any words.
I loved the imagination that was captured by this novel.

DBRL_KatieL Aug 04, 2017

Interesting retelling-set just before and during the roaring twenties and great depression. The author is really creative in adapting the story to that setting, for example instead of a magic mirror there is a stock market ticker. Rather than a gang of dwarf miners there is a group of orphaned children. The prince is a police detective brought in to investigate Snows death. I do wish he had been introduced earlier, as it is he feels just dropped in. The illustrations are interesting as well, mostly black and white with red accents. There is very little text. I found some pages confusing and would have liked more text to explain them, but overall enjoyed the novel. I read it start to finish in about 30 minutes.

ArapahoeKelsey Jun 20, 2017

A cool, sneaky mystery set as a retelling of Snow White. Haunting black and white illustrations accompany this new story.

Feb 15, 2017

So funny !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mandaladreamer Jan 19, 2017

218 Pages, for those of you counting pages read. (You're welcome!) Interesting variation on the story of Snow White, set in New York City during the 1930's. I've read several of Matt Phelan's books and enjoyed them all.

KHCPL_Doug Jan 09, 2017

This is a beautifully illustrated retelling of the Snow White story. Since it is a retelling, there's nothing terribly unpredictable in the story, although there are a few clever twists to make it modern. But the art is compelling and beautiful! Mostly black and white, with splashes of color to emphasize the story, but wonderfully done and the art propels the story as much or more than the writing. It's a short read worth picking up.

PMPL_AnaC Jan 07, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous! Snow White in the Depression era.

Jan 03, 2017

This is a beautiful, simple visual story. I felt like I was watching a movie with the intricacy. The 1920s vibe had me hooked from the start. I wish it could have gone on because I loved flipping through it.

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