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Editorial Content for Snow White: A Graphic Novel

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Reviewer (text)

Dana Cuadrado

Matt Phelan’s graphic novel re-imagining of the classic fairytale of SNOW WHITE was fresh and unique. In this adaptation, the iconic character of Snow White is a young girl in the 1920s whose wealthy father marries a beautiful flapper --- but when he dies, her step-mother decides to get rid of her. Read More

Teaser

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." 

Promo

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." 

About the Book

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.

Aurelia Wills

Aurelia Wills is the author of several Pushcart Prize–nominated stories, which have been published in literary journals and an anthology. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Sabina Z.

Teen Board Member

Sacramento, California 

Jane Ozkowski

Jane Ozkowski has been writing and editing professionally since graduating with a BA in English Literature and Creative writing in 2011, and her fascination with stories and how to tell them has never wavered.

Alane Adams

Alane Adams is a social entrepreneur, philanthropist, professor, award-winning author and an avid literacy advocate. Her passion for literacy and children came together when her 12-year-old son Alex challenged her to write a book he could read. The Legends of Orkney book series was born and she hasn’t stopped writing since. The second book in the middle-grade fantasy series, KALIFUS RISING comes out on September 6, 2016. When she’s not writing or teaching, she can be found hiking somewhere in the world or hanging out with her three boys.

Leora Krygier

Leora Krygier is the author of WHEN SHE SLEEPS (Toby Press) a New York Public Library Selection for “Best Books for the Teen Age,” and about which Newsweek raved, “Krygier’s luminous prose transports the reader.” She is also a former Los Angeles Superior Court judge and the author of JUVENILE COURT: A JUDGE'S GUIDE FOR YOUNG ADULTS AND THEIR PARENTS (Scarecrow Press). She lives in Los Angeles with her husband. When she’s not writing, she loves to go to the beach, walk the Santa Monica Mountain trails and snap lots and lots of photographs.

Sheridan N.

Teen Board Member

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Shannon C.

Teen Board Member

Fenton, Michigan