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Snow White in New York

Snow White in New York

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by Fiona French
     
 

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Pulsating with the rhythm and vibrancy of the Jazz Age, this dazzling picture book is set in New York City in the 1920s. The story may be familiar, but the cast of characters will surprise you. Snow White is a beautiful jazz baby, protected by seven hot jazzmen. Instead of a wicked stepmother, her arch-enemy is the Queen of the Underworld. And her Prince Charming

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Pulsating with the rhythm and vibrancy of the Jazz Age, this dazzling picture book is set in New York City in the 1920s. The story may be familiar, but the cast of characters will surprise you. Snow White is a beautiful jazz baby, protected by seven hot jazzmen. Instead of a wicked stepmother, her arch-enemy is the Queen of the Underworld. And her Prince Charming is a crack reporter from the New York Mirror. The breezy and clever text complements the style and color of the art deco illustrations, making this a picture book of astonishing originality. This winner of The Kate Greenaway Medal is at last available in paperback.

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"The illustrations pulsate with rhythm and style of the 1920's."—The Valley Vantage

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192722102
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,206,929
Product dimensions:
10.99(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile:
AD710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

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.

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