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Snow in Summer - Jane Yolen
Snow in Summer
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With her black hair, red lips, and lily-white skin, Summer is as beautiful as her father's garden. And her life in the mountains of West Virginia seems like a fairy tale; her parents sing and dance with her, Cousin Nancy dotes on her, and she is about to get a new baby brother. But when the baby... show more
With her black hair, red lips, and lily-white skin, Summer is as beautiful as her father's garden. And her life in the mountains of West Virginia seems like a fairy tale; her parents sing and dance with her, Cousin Nancy dotes on her, and she is about to get a new baby brother. But when the baby dies soon after he's born, taking Summer's mama with him, Summer's fairy-tale life turns grim. Things get even worse when her father marries a woman who brings poisons and magical mirrors into Summer's world. Stepmama puts up a pretty face, but Summer suspects she's up to no good - and is afraid she's powerless to stop her.This Snow White tale filled with magic and intrigue during the early twentieth century in Appalachia will be hard to forget.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399256639 (0399256636)
Publisher: Philomel
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Heartless Lyn @ Great Imaginations
Heartless Lyn @ Great Imaginations rated it
3.0 Book Review of Snow in Summer
Overall, I was enchanted by Yolen’s flowing and charming writing, but some of the elements seemed forced and cobbled. Just like an old Disney film, some of the devices felt contractual and obligated instead of welcomed. However, it is a wonderful book for those who want a little bit of Disney and G...
Tales from the Bargain Bin
Tales from the Bargain Bin rated it
2.0 Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen
Mini-Review: What a mediocre retelling of Snow White. The whole story plodded along tediously until the last 40 pages of the book, where the only interesting part of the story was finished in a ridiculously fast fashion Final verdict: Skip it, unless you're obsessed with reading stories based on f...
Bibliopunkk
Bibliopunkk rated it
4.0 Snow in Summer: Fairest of Them All
Snow in Summer is a middle grade book by Jane Yolen. It is a retelling of Snow White set in the late 1930's and spanning into the 50's in West Virgina. It's an unusual take on the traditional fairy tale, one I didn't initially think I would like. However, I made it to the end, and the ending drew it...
Miss Clark
Miss Clark rated it
2.5 starsIt was an interesting take on Snow White and quite different from any others I have read. Set in the mountains of Virginia in the 1940's? and with precious little of any romance, this is a much more psychological story chronicling Snow in Summer's childhood, her father's decline in a stupor...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it
2.0
A retelling of "Snow White" set in the 1930's. I really liked aspects of it: how the father was literally bespelled; There was a logical reason for the wicked stepmother's obcession with getting rid of Snow White; etc. Overall though; I was bored and thought that the characters were weak and not ful...
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