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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library Y DON (Text) 33500013320668 New Available -
Hawley Public Library Y DON (Text) 33500013320650 New Checked out 01/29/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338268492
  • ISBN: 133826849X
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
In this adaptation of the fairy tale Snow White, the huntsman follows the queen's order to kill Sophie, but the princess is brought back to life by the seven men of the woods, who, along with other brave friends, help Sophie overcome the story's true villain and reclaim her throne.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 13-18. Scholastic Press.
Grades 10-12. Scholastic Press.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 August #1
    Using the same dramatic conceit she did in Stepsister (2019), Donnelly thoughtfully and critically unwinds the fairy tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves to tell the story of Sophie, a princess whose stepmother believes her kindness is a weakness. As Sophie falters under the weight of toxic words, her stepmother, the queen, listens to a darker force, who advises her on her reign. When the queen's huntsman leads Sophie into the woods and cuts out her heart, Sophie is rescued by seven brothers who make her a clockwork replacement. As her stepmother, propelled by otherworldly forces, solidifies her reign, Sophie struggles with whether or not kindness is a strength or a weakness, and fights to understand what kind of queen she could be—if she survives long enough to take the throne. With adept prose, Donnelly twists the familiar story until it bursts, artfully examining the forces that motivate us in a narrative that's more cerebral than Stepsister. A finale hints that more variations on this theme are to come, and readers will welcome them. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jennifer Donnelly is the author of A Northern Light, which was awarded a Printz Honor and a Carnegie Medal;Revolution (named a Best Book by Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and the Chicago Public Library, and nominated for a Carnegie Medal); the Deep Blue series; and many other books for young readers, including Lost in a Book, which spent more than 20 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley.

Subject: Princesses > Fiction.
Fear > Fiction.
Kindness > Fiction.
Love > Fiction.
Courage > Fiction.
Clocks and watches > Fiction.

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