Friday, April 20, 2012

whatever!




WHATEVER: FAIREST OF ALL by Sarah Mlynoski (Scholastic, May 2012) is more than a retelling or variant of Snow White. When Jonah takes Abby into the basement of their new house because the mirror down there is hissing, Abby is not prepared for what happens next. Jonah knocks on the mirror (three times, mind you) and the two are transported into the story of Snow White. They intervene and prevent the wicked queen from poisoning Snow. Unfortunately, as Abby soon realizes, they have also kept Snow from meeting her prince. As Abby and Jonah attempt to set things aright, the complications keep on coming. If readers have not encountered the original tale (especially the Grimm version), they will want to know more. Point them to some of the other variations as well including SNOW WHITE IN NEW YORK and this wonderful document with many others: http://www.scribd.com/doc/39593355/Snow-White-Variations-on-a-Princess <200>

5 comments:

  1. Love the remakes of the fairy tales!

    ReplyDelete
  2. My students and I also love fractured fairy tales. The link you provided is a great resource. Text and illustrations are included in the document. Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I loved "A Tale Dark and Grimm" so I'm definetly going to read this retelling with my precious daughter that loves fairy tales!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I got a copy of this book at TLA for my daughter. The reading done by the authors at the Scholastic Breakfast was fantastic. Can't wait to read it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Loved Snow White as a young girl! I can't wait to read this version.

    ReplyDelete