Snow White in New York
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Snow White in New York

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This is the tale of Snow White, transposed to New York in the 1920s. Snow White's wicked stepmother uses her position of influence in the city's underworld to contract the killing of Snow White. But the hired gun cannot shoot Snow White and abandons her instead to wander the streets. She stumbles into a club where the seven jazz-men take pity on her and she joins their band. A reporter who hears her sing propels her into the headlines ...but her fame puts her once again in the sights of her evil stepmother. She is poisoned with a cocktail cherry. A shocked city mourns the death of the beautiful and talented Snow White but as her coffin is carried up the church steps by the grief-stricken jazz-men, Snow White's eyes open and her gaze is met by the reporter. They fall in love and live happily ever after. Fiona French's iconic re-imagining of a classic fairy tale, with stunning Art Deco illustrations, won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1986.show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 210 x 274 x 6mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • full colour
  • 0192722107
  • 9780192722102
  • 36,231

Review quote

'Dazzlingly illustrated by the author in Art Deco style.' * Daily Mail * '. . . pure and delightful self indulgence . . . done with tremendous style and an unfailing sense of period.' * Junior Bookshelf * 'Fiona French is an extraordinary artist . . . here the style is New York in the age of jazz, and very spectacular it is.' * Signal * 'A sharply witty update of the traditional fairy story. Fiona French's stylish, twenties illustrations are full of subtle visual jokes, which will delight older readers.' * Children's Books of the Year *show more

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A modern day twist to an old fairy tale.show more

About Fiona French

Fiona French attended art college in Croydon, concentrating on painting but she also studied photography, theatre design and sculpture. In addition to Snow White in New York, her other books include Cinderella and Maid of the Wood. She lives in Norton, Norfolk, England.show more

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153 ratings
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