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Kid View: Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan

Snow White A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan front cover

Kid View: Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan

Snow White Book Cover Snow White
Matt Phelan
Middle Grades, Classics, Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel
Candlewick Press
September 1, 2016
216
9-13

The scene: New York City, 1928. 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."

 

Review

A pretty cool graphic novel, but only three stars, I hoping for more given the awesome cover. But I will say I really liked how Matt Phelan twisted the snow white tale to create a new and different story. In this version, Snow White was not a princess but just a regular young lady and the seven dwarves are actually seven boys who agree to protect Snow. I’d say suitable for ages 9+ because there is some deaths and stuff like that.

Here’s a pretty good book trailer:


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Hi my name is Xavier, my mom and I started this site when I was ten (I’m eleven now). I began working on this site because I love to read so much and I always give my friends ideas for books they should read. Click here to see a list of my favorites books. Other than reading I like to draw and play Minecraft. I also like to rollerblade and build stuff. For a sport I do Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a type of martial arts.

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