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Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire Online



Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

  • Title: Mirror Mirror
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  • ISBN : 9780060988654
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 280 pages


The world was called Montefiore, as far as she knew, and from her aerie on every side all the world descended.The year is 1502, and seven year old Bianca de Nevada lives perched high above the rolling hills and valleys of Tuscany and Umbria at Montefiore, the farm of her beloved father, Don Vicente There she spends her days cosseted by Primavera Vecchia, the earthy cook, The world was called Montefiore, as far as she knew, and from her aerie on every side all the world descended.The year is 1502, and seven year old Bianca de Nevada lives perched high above the rolling hills and valleys of Tuscany and Umbria at Montefiore, the farm of her beloved father, Don Vicente There she spends her days cosseted by Primavera Vecchia, the earthy cook, and Fra Ludovico, a priest who tends to their souls between bites of ham and sips of wine.But one day a noble entourage makes its way up the winding slopes to the farm and the world comes to Montefiore In the presence of Cesare Borgia and his sister, the lovely and vain Lucrezia decadent children of a wicked pope no one can claim innocence for very long When Borgia sends Don Vicente on a years long quest to reclaim a relic of the original Tree of Knowledge, he leaves Bianca under the care so to speak of Lucrezia She plots a dire fate for the young girl in the woods below the farm, but in the dark forest there can be found salvation as well The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have to say


Author Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children s stories such as L Frank Baum s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked He received his Ph.D in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A from the State University of New York at Albany He was a professor and co director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children




Mirror Mirror Reviews (31)

  • This book would have entertained me better if it had been on fire I rarely ever put a book down before I have finished it, no matter how bad it is but I not only put this book down, I gave it away The cafe I was reading it at had a collection bin of books to send to the needy in Africa After forcing [..]

  • I m a little surprised to see so many dismal mediocre reviews of this story here I found myself to be just as fixated by this story as I was by Wicked I can t say that about another of his popular novels, The Ugly Stepsister.I appreciated the position Gregory took in this re telling of Snow White I [..]

  • Okay, well Shana and I were at the Used Book Sale at St Agnes yesterday and she chided me for buying this when I said I d probably dislike it I said I would because I m not sure anything Maguire does will compare with the freshness, the intrigue and the delight I found in Wicked Or the quiet painter [..]

  • This is by far the least appealing and satisfying of the Maguire fairy tales I ve read I m not really sure where to begin I was all set to devour this retelling of Snow White, set within a beautiful Italian landscape and with the wicked stepmother cast as an untraditional outcast of royalty Maguire [..]

  • I really hated this book It was like Snow White on acid Very fragmented and choppy Even the book cover was creepy I love retold fairy tales, but I thought this one was a bit of a stretch, and justweird I couldn t tell where it was try to go was it a horror story, a murder mystery, a complete mistake [..]

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