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, 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.” 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.
Source: Hardcover, 216 pages from Publisher
Published: September 13th 2016 by Candlewick Press
Snow White is a retelling to Grimm’s original Snow White. This adorable graphic novel is filled with little cute drawn pictures. The story takes place in New York during the Great Depression, where Snow White’s and her parents originally lived happily. However, Snow’s mom gets an terrible illness which results in later, death. And this is where the story begins!
I adore the pictures so much. Each illustration is simple and very well done. However, the text itself is too short! I literally read the whole book in no more than five minutes. But the beautiful pictures sure make up for it! I would totally recommend putting this book on your graphic novel shelf!