(PDF/EPUB) [Snow in Summer] ¸ Jane Yolen

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Snow in Summer review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB read Snow in Summer Ut to get a new baby brother But when the baby dies soon after he's born taking Summer's mama with him Summer's fairy tale life turns grim Things get even worse when her father marries a woman who brings poisons and magical mirrors into Summer. Yolen s latest novel Snow in Summer is a wonderful addition to her series of reinvented fairy tales Like her earlier Briar Rose this is a dark retelling of a Grimm fairy tale in this case Snow White instead of Sleeping Beauty It follows a girl named Snow in Summer who tells the tale of her childhood in retrospect as she grows up in the mountains of West Virginia It was published in November of 2011 by PhilomelTo clear a few things upOver and over again I ve seen this book described as a Depression era Snow White It s really not Summer as the protagonist prefers to be called gives us enough information to deduce that she was born in 1937 at the very end of the Great Depression Most of the action takes place when Summer is between the ages of eight and fourteen and therefore between the years of 1945 and 1951 Granted Summer is a poor girl growing up in a poor community for which not much had changed since the 1930s but for me most of the flavor of this book comes from the culture of that region of Appalachia and not from the time period itself The book is populated with the folk music and traditions of the Scotch Irish people that predominate that area of the United States and those influences situate the book in its time and place far solidly than any reference to exterior socioeconomic or political happenings couldNot the story you thought it wasAs with other fairy tale retellings by Yolen Snow in Summer is a dark tale Unlike many versions of Snow White which place the majority of action after Snow White leaves her father and stepmother to live with the seven dwarfs Yolen places most of the action while Summer is still living with her parents There s a great deal of introduction to Summer and her father before the wicked Step mama ever shows up Once that occurs the main thrust of the book then turns to Summer s relationship with her Step mama Since we all know that Snow White and the Wicked Stepmother do not get along it should hardly surprise you that this relationship is outright abusive and Yolen does not hold back on that frontShort and sweetAs with all of Yolen s work the writing here is par excellence Yolen is a master at telling her readers exactly what they need to know in as little time as possible with such style and grace that you never feel rushed through something and you never feel confused This is a relatively short book and a very uick read but it s still satisfying for all of that There are no unanswered uestions and no pieces of plot left to dangle in dark corners As usual with Yolen the prose is simply exuisite Because of its relative simplicity but its very dark subject matter it s hard to place this book in any one age category The library I borrowed this book from has it in its juvenile chapter book section meant for children under the age of twelve While the book is presented in such a way that I have no doubts that many children that age will be able to grasp it the subject matter itself will push many others to ualify it as a young adult book Because of the wonderful writing style I m also sure that adults looking for a uick read will not be disappointed eitherWhy you should read this bookIf you re a fan of Jane Yolen or if you re a fan of retold fairy tales this is a wonderful selection If you re looking for a well written book for young readers look no further However if the subject of child abuse makes you uncomfortable in any way this is not the book for you It is very plain very in your face and very frankly discussed Nothing is glossed over for your comfort Granted the book is such a uick read that you don t spend much time with it but do be warned

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Snow in Summer review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB read Snow in Summer 's world Stepmama puts up a pretty face but Summer suspects she's up to no good and is afraid she's powerless to stop her This Snow White tale filled with magic and intrigue during the early twentieth century in Appalachia will be hard to forg. Originally posted on my blog Check it out for reviewsSnow in Summer Morton s life changed forever at age seven when her mother died in childbirth leaving her alone and her father Lemuel with a broken heart Cousin Nancy the widow of Summer s father s favorite cousin who was recently killed in World War II helps to care for Summer after her father slips into a deep dark grief unable to cope with the death of his beloved wife One day four years later now eleven year old Summer is shocked when Lemuel returns with a mysterious but beautiful woman Cousin Nancy and the rest of the townsfolk in Addison West Virginia fear that Lemuel has become bewitched by the enchanting woman When Lemuel uickly marries her Summer hopes that she her father and her new Stepmama will be able to form the family she s longed for As the years pass however Summer begins to realize that Stepmama is far from loving Stepmama seems to have Lemuel in some kind of spell causing him to become withdrawn and unaware In the meantime Summer is subjected to abuse and eerie behavior at the hands of the woman while Cousin Nancy can only look on in worry about her goddaughter One day Summer happens into Stepmama s room where she encounters a strange mirror that seems to speak to her The mirror warns of danger danger that threatens to end in Summer s death Will Summer ever be able to escape the clutches of the woman that has appears to have bewitched the entire town and save her father s lifeFrom award winning author Jane Yolen comes this enchanting re telling of the classic Snow White story set in 1940s Appalachia The author is clearly a masterful storyteller as Snow in Summer flows easily and uickly from start to finish Although it is relatively short the characters are well thought out and effective in allowing the reader to venture into the world of Addison West Virginia Yolen s enthusiasm for the town which she states in the beginning was the birthplace of her late husband s family is evident throughout the book The rolling mountains lush greens and simple way of life all play an important role in setting the tone of the novel Although Summer s story is based on a very well known tale Yolen s interpretations make for a fresh take on the classic Summer s creepy Stepmama as well as her kindly Cousin Nancy help narrate the plot allowing the reader to see exactly what is going on inside the mind of the wicked stepmother Overall an excellent novel for tweens teens or anyone who is a fan of Snow White or the American south I picked this novel up by chance after seeing that Jane Yolen was the author I am very familiar with her books for younger children I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this uiet but intriguing version of Snow White One of my favorite parts of the novel was the setting It is clear that Yolen has a passion for the area it being the home of her husband s family and I thought that all of the local names for plants customs of the people of Addison and the time period were very charming I would highly recommend this novel to tweens teens or adults It is short but excellent The Business Romantic reviewsSnow in Summer Morton s life changed forever at age seven when her mother died in childbirth leaving her alone and her father Lemuel with a broken heart Cousin Nancy the widow of Summer s father s favorite cousin who was Victory Over Death recently killed in World War II helps to care for Summer after her father slips into a deep dark grief unable to cope with the death of his beloved wife One day four years later now eleven year old Summer is shocked when Lemuel テンカウント 4 returns with a mysterious but beautiful woman Cousin Nancy and the You Left Early rest of the townsfolk in Addison West Virginia fear that Lemuel has become bewitched by the enchanting woman When Lemuel uickly marries her Summer hopes that she her father and her new Stepmama will be able to form the family she s longed for As the years pass however Summer begins to War World: The Battle of Sauron (War World) realize that Stepmama is far from loving Stepmama seems to have Lemuel in some kind of spell causing him to become withdrawn and unaware In the meantime Summer is subjected to abuse and eerie behavior at the hands of the woman while Cousin Nancy can only look on in worry about her goddaughter One day Summer happens into Stepmama s Switching Time room where she encounters a strange mirror that seems to speak to her The mirror warns of danger danger that threatens to end in Summer s death Will Summer ever be able to escape the clutches of the woman that has appears to have bewitched the entire town and save her father s lifeFrom award winning author Jane Yolen comes this enchanting Ready to Die The Story of Biggie Smalls Notorious BIG re telling of the classic Snow White story set in 1940s Appalachia The author is clearly a masterful storyteller as Snow in Summer flows easily and uickly from start to finish Although it is The Barons Lady relatively short the characters are well thought out and effective in allowing the NIV Archaeological Study Bible reader to venture into the world of Addison West Virginia Yolen s enthusiasm for the town which she states in the beginning was the birthplace of her late husband s family is evident throughout the book The Q rolling mountains lush greens and simple way of life all play an important Vagina role in setting the tone of the novel Although Summer s story is based on a very well known tale Yolen s interpretations make for a fresh take on the classic Summer s creepy Stepmama as well as her kindly Cousin Nancy help narrate the plot allowing the A History of Irish Economic Thought reader to see exactly what is going on inside the mind of the wicked stepmother Overall an excellent novel for tweens teens or anyone who is a fan of Snow White or the American south I picked this novel up by chance after seeing that Jane Yolen was the author I am very familiar with her books for younger children I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this uiet but intriguing version of Snow White One of my favorite parts of the novel was the setting It is clear that Yolen has a passion for the area it being the home of her husband s family and I thought that all of the local names for plants customs of the people of Addison and the time period were very charming I would highly Fetal Alcohol Syndrome recommend this novel to tweens teens or adults It is short but excellent

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Snow in Summer review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB read Snow in Summer With her black hair red lips and lily white skin Summer is as beautiful as her father's garden And her life in the mountains of West Virginia seems like a fairy tale; her parents sing and dance with her Cousin Nancy dotes on her and she is abo. A wonderful strange and deliciously creepy version of Snow White Set in the mountains of West Virginia during the mid Twentieth Century Yolen doesn t have to get bogged down with creating a whole new fantasy world instead she assumes you understand the setting and uses spare language to tell you the story in her own way I couldn t put this down


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    (PDF/EPUB) [Snow in Summer] ¸ Jane Yolen Full review first posted on wwwFantasyLiteraturecom Snow in Summer is Jane Yolen’s 2011 middle gradeyoung adult retelling of Snow White set in the Appalachian hills of West Virginia in the 1940s The main character is Snow

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Snow in Summer] ¸ Jane Yolen Jane Yolen conjures a Grimm fairytale in the depths of the Appalachian wilds in Snow in SummerIn a voice appropriate for the place and time late 1930s Snow in Summer Morton tells us how when she was seven her mama died and her father retreated so deep into his grief he may has well have died too Summer has been mostly raised by her kind Cousin Nancyuntil the day Papa brought a strange woman back from the old

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    free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Jane Yolen (PDF/EPUB) [Snow in Summer] ¸ Jane Yolen A wonderful strange and deliciously creepy version of Snow White Set in the mountains of West Virginia during the mid Twentieth Century Yolen doesn't have to get bogged down with creating a whole new fantasy world instead she assumes you understand the setting and uses spare language to tell you the story in her own way I couldn't put this down

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    free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Jane Yolen Jane Yolen ò 3 summary (PDF/EPUB) [Snow in Summer] ¸ Jane Yolen Okay not to be rude but if Jane Yolen is the Hans Christian Andersen of America then I'm Emily freaking Bronte What is WITH the lousy Snow White books lately? Have people suddenly decided to put forth NO effort in adapting this tale? Sadly this one really should have been good because its premise was actually sort of brilliant A 1930s Snow W

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Snow in Summer] ¸ Jane Yolen free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Jane Yolen Yolen’s latest novel Snow in Summer is a wonderful addition to her series of reinvented fairy tales Like her earlier Briar Rose this is a dark

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Snow in Summer] ¸ Jane Yolen Oh my word What a perfectly paced deliciously creepy book oO

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Snow in Summer] ¸ Jane Yolen Lots to like but also lots of wtf annoying things Intense enough for YA with snake handling 'Christians' and a near rape and a near murder and plenty of poison But the heroine is a 'tween for most of the book I'd be very uncomfortable having

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    free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Jane Yolen Jane Yolen ò 3 summary read Snow in Summer Originally posted on my blog Check it out for reviewsSnow in Summer Morton’s life changed forever at age seven when her mother died in childbirth leaving her alone and her father Lemuel with a broken heart Cousin Nancy the widow of Summer’s father’s favorite cousin who was recently killed in World War II helps to care for Summer after

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Snow in Summer] ¸ Jane Yolen free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Jane Yolen Snow in Summer sounds as if it has an interesting premise As a retelling of “Snow White” in West Virginia it leads readers to expect a uniue contemporary twist on the fairytale perhaps like Suzanne Weyn’s retellings of “The

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    Jane Yolen ò 3 summary (PDF/EPUB) [Snow in Summer] ¸ Jane Yolen A very different re telling of Snow White One of the weird things about it is Summer the Snow White character loves to read fairy tales one of which is Snow White so it's a little odd that the main character who has read the story of snow white doesn't recognize that same story unfolding again with herIt was an okay book but it was

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  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • Snow in Summer
  • Jane Yolen
  • English
  • 13 September 2020
  • 9780399256639