Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Snow White: A Graphic Novel

Snow White: A Graphic Novel
author: Matt Phelan
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.85
book published: 2016
rating: 5
read at: 2017/08/02
date added: 2017/08/02
shelves: graphic-novels
'Snow White: A Graphic Novel' by Matt Phelan is a unique remake told mostly in a wordless style. The illustrations carry this mostly silent story.

It's the familiar story of Snow White, but this time, it's set during the depression. Samantha (Snow) White's evil stepmother is a former vaudeville star, known as the Queen of the Follies. Samantha's father, known as the King of Wall Street, is a stockbroker who managed to dodge the calamity of the market collapse. There are other unique story elements that I won't give away here.

It is a quick read, but I lingered over the illustrations. Matt Phelan has an eye for the periods he chooses to illustrate. I was a big fan of his book Bluffton, and I really liked this. After reading this, the choice of art deco font for the front cover made much more sense to me.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Candelwick Press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

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