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: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Multiscript Copyrightdate: 016
ISBN: 9780763672331
Branch Call Number: [GN] FIC/PHELAN
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm

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jcljessicaj Oct 26, 2020

I LOVED this graphic novel retelling of Snow White set in NYC in the 20s. Wow! It was just stunning, and the adaptation was so well done. The character choices were so interesting, and the settings were so beautifully drawn I felt transported into the book like I was watching it all happening in front of me. It is categorized in the Juvenile graphic novels, but it’s a bit dark. It’s probably better for older kids.

JCLSarahZ Sep 09, 2020

A graphic novel adaptation of the classic fairy tale. This is a very noir adaptation set in the 1920's in NYC. Moody and dramatic watercolor illustrations.

JCLHeatherM Feb 26, 2019

The classic tale of Snow White gets a 1920s spin during the Great Depression. The lovely and sweet Samantha (called Snow by her mother) is sent away by her wicked and greedy stepmother, an actress on the stage. Utilizing a fortunetelling machine for a magic mirror, and homeless little boys for dwarfs, the story translates incredibly well in the graphic form and the modernized setting.

Jan 15, 2019

Brialliant retelling of the classic in a modern setting opening hearts and demonstration that kind wins over evil. Matt Phelam's books are exquisite and this was no exception.

Oct 29, 2018

Unbelievably clever retelling of the Snow White fairy tale and so relative to the cultural and economic environment of the late 1920s. Aside from the beautifully visual and expressive illustrations, the characters are believable in their roles, in the time and in the locale.

Jul 05, 2018

I LOVE this book!

It is pretty simple but awesome. I love the beautiful watercolor art and how there are some pops of color that just look gorgeous!!
The story line is my favorite part of this book, I love how Phelan kept the details, like the seven dwarfs but changed their names and how instead of the prince it was the detective.
For example if you did not know you were reading a Snow White story, after reading you would make the connection.

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.

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