Snow white by Phelan, Matt (#1395SB2)


Snow white

by Phelan, Matt
Hardcover Candlewick Press, 2016


From the Publisher
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.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 09/15/16
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred, 07/01/16
  • Horn Book Guide, 04/01/17
  • Horn Book Magazine, 09/01/16
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 08/01/16
  • New York Times, 11/13/16
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 07/04/16
  • School Library Connection, 03/01/17
  • School Library Journal starred, 08/01/16
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 10/01/16
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) starred, 02/01/17
Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: September 13, 2016
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: First edition 2016.
  • Dewey: 741.5
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 235 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-7233-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-7233-1
  • Follett Number: 1395SB2
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 4.0
  • Lexile: 480L