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Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (2006)

by Bill Willingham

Other authors: Brian Bolland (Illustrator), John Bolton (Illustrator), Mark Buckingham (Illustrator), Michael William Kaluta (Illustrator), Derek Kirk Kim (Illustrator)5 more, Todd Klein (Illustrator), Tara McPherson (Illustrator), Jill Thompson (Illustrator), Charles Vess (Illustrator), Mark Wheatley (Illustrator)

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Series: Fables (OGN)

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Willingham's take on Scheherazade fills in some of the backstory for several of the Fables he has created. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
In this Fables spin-off, we find Snow White thrust into a version of the 1001 Arabian Nights. She has come to the Sultan’s palace as an envoy from Fabletown to ask the assistance of the Arabian Fables in their war against the Adversary. But the Sultan insists on treating Snow as a bride and tells her she will die in the morning. In order to placate the Sultan and hold off the execution, Snow starts telling him stories to hold his attention. Thus Snow White enthralls the Sultan until he lifts the sentence of death, makes the alliance and allows her to return home.

Most of these stories starred familiar Fables characters and many tell of how various characters escaped the Adversary and his minions and came to reside in Fabletown. The artwork for each story was different, but that fit in with the idea that each story was told on a different night. Overall this was an enjoyable book. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Sep 15, 2016 |
Nice retelling of fairy stories ... I haven't read the others in the series, and that's serendipitous since this is really a prequel to the series. ( )
  GeetuM | Jun 3, 2016 |
Well, I held high expectations for this. Having not read the Fables series books yet, I thought this would be a good one to start it off since it's said to give the readers some background info on the characters. To start off, I think the writing style is rather odd, like it doesn't read fluently. (If the series books are written like this, I don't think I'll buy them...) And then there's the plot. Some of them were just blah. Or too short to make any point. The notable ones include "A Frog-eye view" and "A Mother's Love", which I find kinda comedic. Not to mention "The Witch's Tale" which geniusly incorporates a few fairytales into a single story. On the other hand, I favor some of the illustrators, especially Charles Vess and James Jean. (They are my all-time favorites) I do agree with what James said in his review, that Fables books always have beautiful cover art followed by normal comic book art. This book is rather different since it doesn't have that comic book art style so it's a little better. All in all, it was a tad bit disappointing :( ( )
  novewong | Jul 8, 2015 |
My blog post about this book is at this link. ( )
  SuziQoregon | Jan 28, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Bill Willinghamprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bolland, BrianIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bolton, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buckingham, MarkIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kaluta, Michael WilliamIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kim, Derek KirkIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klein, ToddIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McPherson, TaraIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thompson, JillIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vess, CharlesIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wheatley, MarkIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jean, JamesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Once upon a time, as all stories of this type must begin, a lovely woman traveled to a far-off demon-hunted land of magnificent jeweled cities, cast adrift in a sea of wind-tossed desert.
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"Don't miss this stunning original hardcover collection written by FABLES creator Bill Willingham set in the early days of Fabletown, long before the FABLES series began! Featuring sequences illustrated by Charles Vess, Brian Bolland, John Bolton, Michael Wm. Kaluta, James Jean, Mark Buckingham, Jill Thompson and more, 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL is both an entry point to the critically acclaimed series and an essential part of Willingham's enchanting and imaginative FABLES mythos. Traveling in Arabia as an Ambassador from the exiled FABLES community, Snow White is captured by the local sultan who wants to marry her (and then kill her). But the clever Snow attempts to charm the sultan instead by playing Scheherazade, telling him fantastic stories for a total of 1,001 nights. Running the gamut from horror to dark intrigue to mercurial coming-of-age, FABLES:1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL reveals the secret histories of familiar FABLES characters through a series of compelling and visually illustrative tales"--Publisher website.… (more)

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