Snow White

Snow White

Book - 2016
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Award-winning graphic novelist Matt Phelan delivers a darkly stylized noir Snow White set against the backdrop of Depression-era Manhattan.

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.” In a moody, cinematic new telling of a beloved fairy tale, extraordinary graphic novelist Matt Phelan captures the essence of classic film noir on the page—and draws a striking distinction between good and evil.

Baker & Taylor
A darkly stylized, noir adaptation of the classic story is set against a backdrop of Depression-era Manhattan and depicts, in vibrant graphic-novel detail, the story of a beleaguered girl who finds shelter with seven street urchins after the sudden death of her former Wall Street king father and suffering cruelty at the hands of her Queen of the Follies stepmother.

Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763672331
0763672335
Branch Call Number: Fiction Phelan CHILD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm

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ricky_6
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.

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RebelBelle13
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.

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BWilsoned
Nov 15, 2017

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

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Nymeria23
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.

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yellow_panda_326
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.

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