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Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan
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Snow White: A Graphic Novel (edition 2018)

by Matt Phelan (Author)

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Title:Snow White: A Graphic Novel
Authors:Matt Phelan (Author)
Info:Candlewick (2018), 216 pages
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very interestingly illustrated. not much dialog. very quick read (not more than a half hour, and that was because the pages kept sticking together). 1920's Snow White retelling with an evil actress of a stepmother and a king of wall street for a father, Snow stands to inherit the majority of the family fortune and the step mother won't have it. ( )
  EBassett | Mar 20, 2019 |
This book was wonderful. I love everything about it. The art was wonderful to look at and I loved the twist on the story. ( )
  LVStrongPuff | Nov 29, 2018 |
Snow White set in the 1920s. Beautiful art, faithful representation of the source story. Very vivid depiction of silent menacing emotion. Minimal use of dialogue to good effect. ( )
  emeraldreverie | Nov 15, 2018 |
The art is beautiful, and I love setting the story in the Great Depression. It makes a nice twist to this Snow White retelling. It's just this side of a wordless picture book. The trouble in this case is that the art doesn't make up for the scant dialogue. It only took 5 minutes to read, and it was lovely to behold, but there just isn't much too it other than prettiness. ( )
  Zoes_Human | Aug 15, 2018 |
The umpteenth retelling of Snow White, this time cast during the onset of the Great Depression. While the art is okay, the story has a groan inducing number of awkward turns and silly choices as it works too hard to merge the original tale with cliches from the Depression.

I can almost hear the original pitch: "It's Little Orphan Annie and the Seven Little Rascals! Leapin' lizards, Daddy Warbucks, watch out for that dancehall gold digger!"

Overall Phelan doesn't really incorporate, justify or explain the supernatural elements well. They don't gel with his otherwise gritty, street-level take on the fairy tale. The corny twist on the magic mirror was the hardest for me to take.

Phelan's other graphic novels are much more original and interesting. ( )
  villemezbrown | Jul 28, 2018 |
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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.

(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:49:23 -0400)

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."… (more)

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