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Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen
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Jul 02, 12

Read in February, 2012

If you like great retellings of fairy tales, don't miss this one. (The spell-checker hates the word, "retellings." Too bad.)

Jane Yolen is a crazy-talented writer. This book is the traditional tale of Snow White with a big twist...it takes place in rural Appalachia in the 1940's. If you read my reviews at ALL, you know that I hate writing summaries as much as my challenged students do...so if it's a synopsis you want, click on the book!

Yolen's characterizations woven into the unique setting are absolutely masterful. I loved how she handled the wicked stepmother, her killer-man henchman, and the seven dwarves. She even weaves the religious practice of regional snake charmers/worshipers into the story. Fabulous.

The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I probably won't read it again...and that's my personal criteria for 5 stars. 4 stars to me means really, really GOOD...worth your time.
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message 1: by Marsha (new)

Marsha I love Jane Yolen. I'm going to look this one up. Thanks!


Lolene I hope you like it!


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