Snow: A Retelling of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (Once Upon a Time)
Snow White, Rose Red In a tiny Welsh estate, a duke and duchess lived happily, lacking only a child -- or, more importantly, a son and heir to the estate. Childbirth ultimately proved fatal for the young duchess. After she died, the duke was dismayed to discover that he was not only a widower,... show more
Snow White, Rose Red In a tiny Welsh estate, a duke and duchess lived happily, lacking only a child -- or, more importantly, a son and heir to the estate. Childbirth ultimately proved fatal for the young duchess. After she died, the duke was dismayed to discover that he was not only a widower, but also father to a tiny baby girl. He vowed to begin afresh with a new wife, abandoning his daughter in search of elusive contentment. Independent -- virtually ignored -- and finding only little animals and a lonely servant boy as her companions, Jessica is pale, lonely and headstrong...and quick to learn that she has an enemy in her stepmother. "Snow," as she comes to be known, flees the estate to London and finds herself embraced by a band of urban outcasts. But her stepmother isn't finished with her, and if Jessica doesn't take control of her destiny, the wicked witch will certainly harness her youth -- and threaten her very life....
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 1st 2003
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 259
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Fairy Tales
, Fairy Tale Retellings
Series: Once Upon A Time Fairytales
Read my reviews HERE.The basic storyline is quite the same. The King, Snow White, her evil stepmother, the evil queen’s magic mirror, a huntsman after Snow’s and the dwarves- altogether will give a very familiar environment in a very unfamiliar way. Along with the traditional concept of magic and su...
Read the full review!Jessica is a young duchess, growing up without a mother or much supervision. When her father remarries a strict and very strange woman named Anne, that changes. Now Jessica has become a prisoner in her own home.
I really, really enjoyed this retelling of "Snow White." Very original, and creepy at times. Most "Snow White" stories usually are, seeing as how the original has a lot of darkness in it as well. I loved the Lonely Ones and their interactions with each other and Snow. Snow's character could get a bi...