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Prétear : the new legend of Snow White. 1
Naruse, Kaori.
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Publication Information:
Houston : ADV Manga, [2004]

Physical Description:
179 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
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Originally published: Tokyo, Japan : Kadokawa Shoten, 2000.

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Himeno is a high school freshman who's having trouble adjusting to the lifestyle of the very rich. Her father Kaoru is a one-time famous author of young girls' novels. One of his greatest fans was Natsue, a wealthy woman who liked Kaoru so much that she snatched him up from the rundown apartment and married him But Himeno's life is far from rosy. Her dad tends to take the side of Natsue rather than her, and Natsue's two daughters from a previous marriage aren't very fond of their new stepsister. One day, Himeno takes a shortcut to school and meets a young boy. When she takes the boy's hand, she's transported to a fantasy world that lies on the brink of extinction. And the one person that can stop it is the girl called Pretear.

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School Library Journal Review

Adult/High School-Pr?tear has elements not just of "Snow White" but of "Cinderella," too. Himeno's alcoholic novelist father marries a rich businesswoman with two snobby daughters. They treat the protagonist terribly, of course, but she is, like the heroines of all fairy tales, good-hearted, virtuous, and patient. Himeno's seven dwarves are seven knights who use leafe, a substance emitted by everything in the natural world. The Princess of Disaster wants to destroy all the leafe so the world will die. The knights need Himeno to become the Pretear so they can combine with her and combat the princess. This is pure fluff, but it's entertaining. The guys are all cute, and Himeno is a sympathetic character. She's also far less passive than most fairy-tale heroines-she's a martial artist, for one thing. The artwork is typical of girls' manga, with flowers and various effects, but it's well done and appealing.-Susan Salpini, TASIS-The American School in England (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.