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Sep 08, 2015
| ISBN 9780375989179
| Young Adult
Sep 08, 2015 | ISBN 9780375989179 | Young Adult
Set in medieval Venice, this captivating fairy tale retelling by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli explores belonging, beauty, and the transformative power of love through the eyes of a teenage girl. Dolce has grown up hidden away on an island in a lagoon. She is a giant, a freak, tormented by everyone but her loving mother. She spends her time learning the valuable secret of making mirrors. Following a tragedy, Dolce swims away and lands on an island where people see her as normal, even beautiful. Marin, a kind widower, and his little daughter bring Dolce to live with them in their grand palazzo. Eventually, Dolce and Marin marry. She secretly continues to make mirrors, not realizing that quicksilver endangers her . . . and so evil begins in innocence.
Donna Jo Napoli is the author of Crazy Jack, The Magic Circle, Stones in Water, and many other books. She is the chairperson of the linguistics department at Swarthmore College.
“…[W]hen the bones of the story piece themselves together, a stunning, beautiful, and tragic reflection of Snow White emerges…An achingly lovely, sometimes frightening reimagining.”—Publishers Weekly starred review ”Napoli offers up a sumptuously dark retelling of “Snow White,” bringing humanity to the wicked stepmother while still holding her accountable for her crimes.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books starred review
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