Snow White in New York

Fiona French, Author Oxford University Press, USA $18.95 (30p) ISBN 978-0-19-279808-4
Astonishing pictures highlight this sophisticated book about a classy New York dame named Snow White. Her troubles come when her father marries the Queen of the Underworld, who resents Snow White's popularity. Snow White is left by one of the Queen's henchmen to die on the streets of New York, but she stumbles into a club where seven jazzmen make her their singer. She's a hit again, so the Queen throws a party for her, doctoring Snow White's drink with a poison cherry. All of New York turns out for the funeral, but when her coffin is jolted, Snow White wakes up; the cherry was merely lodged in her throat. Suave and witty, this story is elevated by its pictures to dizzying, art deco heights. This might be readers' first look at a unique style of art, but they may wish for a change in the endingSnow White's stepmom should have been given a pair of cement shoes! Ages 5-8. (March)
Reviewed on: 06/01/1987
Release date: 06/01/1987
Genre: Children's
Prebound-Glued - 30 pages - 978-0-613-19169-2
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-19-272210-2
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