SNOW & ROSE, by Emily Winfield Martin, Random House Books for Young Readers


A New York Times bestselling author-illustrator brings readers into the woods to meet two young sisters and a strange bit of magic in this reimagining of the classic but little-known fairy tale “Snow White and Rose Red.”

Snow and Rose didn’t know they were in a fairy tale. People never do….

Once, they lived in a big house with spectacular gardens and an army of servants.

Once, they had a father and mother who loved them more than the sun and moon.

But that was before their father disappeared into the woods and their mother disappeared into sorrow.

This is the story of two sisters and the enchanted woods that have been waiting for them to break a set of terrible spells.

Bestselling author-illustrator Emily Winfield Martin has created a world that sits on the border of enchantment, with characters who are grounded in real emotions that readers will recognize in themselves.

213 Pages

Out October, 2017


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

I have loved this story, the original story that is, since I was a child. It was many moons ago that I last read it, but still remains vividly etched into my memory. When I saw this book on the publishers’ publication list, I immediately wanted to request it to review.

The original story was no more than 30 pages long, back in the day, so seeing a new retelling with at least 200 more pages added to the original had me quite curious to see where the author would take this story without killing it. I requested and received it and away I went to my special corner to lose myself in a highly anticipated story.

Delightful, imaginative, enjoyable, unexpected, sweet, beautifully developed characters, excellent settings, a few plot issues, but overall, I’m so very happy for this book. It would make a child fall head over heels just as the original had me. The accompanying illustrations perfectly aided the story and were beautifully done. I recommend the book to anyone!

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