Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen
For anyone who’s seen Walt Disney’s Snow White, you’ll know that the Wicked Queen is one evil woman! After all, it’s not everyone who wants to cut out their teenage step-daughter’s heart and have it delivered back in a locked keepsake box. (And even if this sort of thing is a common urge, we... show more
For anyone who’s seen Walt Disney’s Snow White, you’ll know that the Wicked Queen is one evil woman! After all, it’s not everyone who wants to cut out their teenage step-daughter’s heart and have it delivered back in a locked keepsake box. (And even if this sort of thing is a common urge, we don’t know many people who have acted upon it.)Now, for the first time, we’ll examine the life of the Wicked Queen and find out just what it is that makes her so nasty. Here’s a hint: the creepy-looking man in the magic mirror is not just some random spooky visage—and he just might have something to do with the Queen’s wicked ways!
Publish date: August 18th 2009
Publisher: Disney Press
Pages no: 250
Edition language: English
I picked this up because I loved Valentino's Nightmares and Fairy Tales. This book not so much. It is the back story for the wicked queen in Disney's version of Snow White. The problem is the characters are types and not so much characters. The idea of the mirrors was interesting as well as the ...
I didn't really get into this. Unfortunately, since I usually love retelling. The whole thing seemed wrapped up in daddy issues which bugged me. I know a poor upbringing can lead to long-term life issues but jeez. The whole plot seemed to be a woman whining about her childhood and her grief and ...
An interesting retelling of Snow White from the perspective of the Evil Queen while keeping with the essence of the story.
I went into this book expecting a light-hearted tale written for elementary school children. And for the first half, it seemed like that was how the rest of the tale would be told. To my great surprise, the Wicked Queen becomes very wicked and the tale is no longer appropriate for elementary childre...
This was an extremely simplistic take on the Snow White legend from the point of view of the Queen. There was little character development (neither the Queen nor Snow White's father are even given names) despite the fact that the book is clearly meant to show you the Queen's motivation for everythi...