Snow in Summer

Fairest of Them All: Fairest of Them All

By Jane Yolen
(Philomel, Hardcover, 9780399256639, 256pp.)

Publication Date: November 10, 2011

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2012 Kids' Next List
“This enjoyable and interesting take on Snow White is set in West Virginia in the 1950s. I really enjoyed the author's spin on the traditional story and her seamless blend of the real with the magical. Plus, the wicked stepmother was terrifyingly creepy! Among all the fairy tale retellings being published these days, this one is definitely a standout!”
-- Sasha Decker, Waucoma Bookstore, Hood River, OR


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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 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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