Valentino, Serena Fairest Of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen, 250 p. Disney Press, 2009. $15.99. Content: PG. Once upon a time, a beautiful, insecure peasant girl became the object of affection for the King, who took her to his castle, married her and made her the stepmother for his lonely little girl. Add in two odd, evil aunts, a magic mirror that contains the captured spirit of the new queen’s biggest enemy and a large dose of co-dependency and self-doubt and you have the makings of an origin tale for Snow White. The cover will attract the eye of any fan of Snow White or Disney, but the interior may disappoint those with any kind of sophisticated reading palette. I am not going to get into it much more, except to say that while I was satisfied with the end, the journey was not what I would have wished. EL – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.