Unique Retellings of “Snow White” for Fairy Tale Fans

Unique retellings of Snow White

If You Like, Then Read is a feature where we offer reading suggestions based on books you already like, scheduled once a month. If you have more suggestions, feel free to tell us in the comments! You can check out the rest of these lists here.


Snow White Lucks Out by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Snow White knows that her friends no longer trust her now that they have discovered her stepmother Ms.Wicked is a member of the E.V.I.L. Society.  Still, she has so many luck charms that she simply has to trust everything will turn out all right.  But when her favorite lucky charm goes missing, will she have the strength to stand up to her stepmother?

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Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

In this companion book to Ella Enchanted, Aza has a beautiful voice, but certainly not the most beautiful face in the land.  Will magic be able to make her pretty and help her win the princes of her dreams?

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Snow: A Retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Tracy Lynn

A more modern interpretation in which Jessica/Snow flees to the “jungle” of London when she realizes her stepmother hates her–and unexpectedly finds a strong group of friends.

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Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

A space adventure retelling of “Snow White,” in which coder Essie, who has been lying low on a periphery planet. finds herself dragged into a war she wants nothing to do with.

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Fairest by Marissa Meyer

This prequel novella to Marissa Meyer’s bestselling Lunar Chronicles series is a villain origin story that subtly shows how the Lunar queen came to be so cold.

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8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown Eighth Dwarf by Michael Mullin

A creative verse retelling that introduces readers to the unknown eighth dwarf Creepy.  The other dwarves have locked Creepy in the basement, but it may be up to him to finally save Snow White. 

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Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen

Yolen updates the story and sets it in a modern Appalachia.  The retelling is unique in its focus on the father and stepmother.

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Nameless by Lili St. Crow

The first in the Tales of Beauty and Madness series comes out April 2013.  The book tells the story of Cami, a human girl who cannot remember her past, who was adopted by the Family when they found her trembling on the streets as a child.  Now a teenager, Cami is beginning to discover more of her own story.  But will discovering her identify convince her she belongs someone other than with the Family who raised her?

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Black as Night by Regina Doman

An exciting retelling set in the South Bronx.  Blanche has run away from home and is hiding from someone who means her harm.  She finds refuge with seven friars who help unravel a deadly plot.


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