Snow White's Seven Patches: A Vitiligo Fairy Tale (Fairy Ability Tales) Paperback – 4 Nov 2013
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The uplifting story will show them that no one should feel the need to hide their vitiligo patches - or their talents - from the world and it will let them know that they are beautiful and lovable for who they are. I also believe this is a book which children who do not have vitiligo should read, since it is bound to make them more understanding and accepting of others with the condition.
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This third book in Loving Healing Press’s Fairy Ability Tales Series is a modern-day fairy story with the classical theme of good conquering evil. It highlights the issue of vitiligo, a condition that causes depigmentation of parts of the skin. The cause of vitiligo is unknown, but the most common form tends to appear in symmetric patches, sometimes over large areas of the body. Can you guess what Snow White’s seven patches resemble? Hint: it’s not dwarfs. There are all the familiar Snow White ingredients of a magic mirror, poisoned apple, dwarfs, and romance, but there are also some important lessons, one of which is that "beauty is within the eye of the beholder." Also, young readers with vitiligo will look at their own skin patches in a different light. The loving dwarf family illustrates the importance of helping people in need. And the subject of plagiarism and the hurt that is can cause are dealt with. Personally, I didn’t think that Snow White's Seven Patches discussed its topic as sensitively as the other books in the series, but it is still a fun tale with some very practical messages, and Kindle and ePub editions are also available.
When Snow was able, she ran away into the forest to escape Ivy. She lived with some dwarfs for a bit, and was tricked by a witch with an apple. (Sound a bit like the traditional fairy tale?) The prince loved Snow White even with her white patches, thinking she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her heart captured his love.
This is one of the very few stories that I have found that share Vitiligo with young readers. My daughter has had Vitiligo since she could remember, though her patches get more intense each year. Her patches are symmetrical and on most of her body. I liked that their was a 'princess' she could relate to in a story. Vitiligo does affect all races. The story has an African American girl, where vitiligo is more prominent.
I do wish there was a little more background into what Vitiligo is, that it is not contagious or painful. Some more information to help spread the word about the truth of this skin condition.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book is an amazing example of individuals loving you for you and also how others can try to take advantage of a situation for their own benefit. For Snow White she was at the mercy of the woman she knew only as Ivy, however, it was during some alone time that she realized that her seven patches were something special.
Will Snow White have the chance to find happiness or will the evil Ivy try to destroy what makes her special?
SNOW WHITE'S SEVEN PATCHES is a great story of not just the power of words but the importance of loving yourself. It worked for Snow White, and it can work for anyone who believes they are able to do great things in the world.
Entertaining and full of lessons, SNOW WHITE'S SEVEN PATCHES is a great read for reader of all ages.
“There once lived a very rich lady named Ivy. She thought the world of her own looks. Her beauty pageant crown only added to her arrogance.”
In this modern re-telling of the fairy tale, Snow White was a beautiful girl who happened to have the condition vitiligo (a condition where white patches appear all over the skin). Snow’s vain mother who is so hung up on beauty hides Snow White away and steals the wonderful stories Snow White writes and publishes them as her own. Ivy can’t keep up the lie forever, especially when the Magic Mirror knows the truth!
Why I liked this book- I have seen people with vitiligo before but I never knew what it was. I like that this book has a princess who doesn’t look like all the other princesses – just like people are all different. I think this is a great book to teach kids about vitiligo so they understand when they see someone with it. I also like the part of the story about plagiarism – how the evil Ivy stole all of Snow White’s work and published it as her own.
*NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.