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  • ISBN: 9781328639509
  • ISBN: 1328639509
  • Physical Description: 271 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"A retelling of Snow White and Rose Red in which teenage twins Ivory and Rosie battle evil religious extremists to save their loves and their circus family." -- (Source of summary not specified)
Twins Rosie and Ivory have grown in the circus; their mother is the ringmaster. They're returning to Port End, the closest place to home they know. Yet something has changed: fundamentalist flyers paper the walls and preachers fill the squares, warning of shadows falling over the land. The circus prepares a triumphant homecoming show, full of lights and spectacle that could chase away even the darkest shadow. But during Rosie's tightrope act, disaster strikes. Now it is up to Ivory and her magician love-- with the help of a dancing bear-- to track down an evil priest and save their circus family before it is too late. -- adapted from jacket
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 and up. Clarion Books.
Grades 7-9. Clarion Books.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1
    Though twins, Rosie and Ivory have different fathers, and they couldn't be more different themselves. They've grown up together under the tents of their bearded lady and ringmistress mother's traveling circus, and while Rosie is a natural performer who becomes easily overwhelmed outside of the spotlight, Ivory is an engineer who is at home behind the scenes. As Rosie fixates on Bear, a bear who became devoted to her after joining the circus several years ago, Ivory falls deeply for genderqueer Tam, who is the show's Fey magician. But though the circus has always been their haven, the outside world is not so kind; a group of religious zealots have begun targeting the circus with devastating results, and Ivory, spurred by guilt, will have to take action. Cornwell (The Forest Queen, 2018) vividly reimagines the "Snow White and Rose Red" fairy tale through the distinct voices of two sisters. A graceful exploration of the families we're born with and the ones we make. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Betsy Cornwell is the New York Times best-selling author of The Forest Queen, Mechanica, Venturess, and Tides. She was a columnist and editor at Teen Ink before receiving an MFA in creative writing from Notre Dame, where she also taught fiction. She now lives in Ireland with her family. Visit her at, on Twitter @Betsy_Cornwell and on Instagram @BetsyCornwell

Subject: Bears > Juvenile fiction.
Lesbian teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Fanaticism > Juvenile fiction.
Circus > Juvenile fiction.
Sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Twin sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Twins > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Circus > Fiction.
Fanaticism > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Bears > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General.
Lesbian teenagers
Twin sisters
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction
Juvenile works
Lesbian fiction
Young adult works
Fantasy fiction.
Lesbian fiction.

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