by Anita Ganeri, illustrated by Khoa Lee - £14.99 Arcturus Publishing Ltd (2019)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781789502534 | ISBN 10: 1789502535
This beautifully illustrated, full-colour hardback presents an inspiring collection of 15 stories from around the world, retold by multi award-winning author Anita Ganeri.
Showcasing narratives that celebrate strong, independent women, these fairy tales contain heroines that aren't reduced to being wives or witches! Instead they run free and possess the qualities we would hope for in our daughters and friends: self-confidence, strength, wits, courage, fearlessness, and independence. They live freely, happily ever after, without restraint or narrowly defined roles.
These stories include:
• Atalanta the Huntress (Greece)
• Nana Miriam (Niger)
• Fitcher's Bird (Germany)
• The Girl and the Puma (Argentina)
• Li Chi Slays the Serpent (China)
• Brave Woman Counts Coup (US/White River Sioux)
• Mizilca (Romania)
• The Pirate Princess (Poland/Jewish)
• The Samurai Maiden (Japan)
• Molly Whuppie (England)
Accompanied by magical illustrations, these stories will capture the hearts and minds of young readers everywhere.
Recommended for readers aged 8-12.
(Price & availability last checked: September 2019)
In booklists: Feminist Fiction for Children and Young Adults, Fiction - Older Children, Empowering and Inspiring Girls & Young Women, Myths, Folktales & Fairy Tales for Children & Young Adults, In categories: Feminism & Women, Childrens & Teenage Books, Fiction, Children & Young People, Health & Wellbeing,