In this uneven regional staging of Snow White, the story unfolds in the icy Alaskan wilderness. Snow White has a placid doll-like appearance, while the wicked Queen has sharp, angular features—part Cruella de Vil, part Snow Miser. As the title reveals, the seven dwarves become a pack of loyal Huskies, and a lost musher saves Snow White from being frozen by the vindictive Queen. While there are some fun elements at play (at one point, the Queen attempts to feed Snow White poisoned moose jerky), this retelling quickly becomes convoluted. The Queen is eventually done in by a pair of magnetized ice skates that, for some reason, cause her to spin herself into the frigid water below, and the winter setting never feels particular to Alaska. Ages 4–8. (Feb.)
The evil Ice Queen, threatened by Snow White’s beauty (“lips redder than a salmonberry”) sends an assassin musher, then disguises herself as a trapper to deliver a constricting fur coat. Finally, she gets to Snow White as a friendly homesteader offering a peppermint drink that freezes our heroine. Thank goodness the Great Race means a handsome young musher finds Snow White—and warms her with love and a cozy fire. They mush happily ever after when the Ice Queen’s rage makes her skate right through the ice to her demise. Children and adults alike will enjoy this Alaskan take on the classic Snow White fairy tale.
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|