No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure

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Kids Can Press Ltd, Aug 1, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 80 pages
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A female pharaoh? A woman general in the Kahn's army? A female Viking raider? No way, you say? Look again. Appearances can be deceiving ...

Based on legends, poems, letters and first-hand accounts, these seven biographical tales tell of women who disguised themselves as men. From ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages to the 19th century, this historically accurate graphic treatment is perfect to transport readers back to bygone eras. The lives of these daring women were often filled with danger and the fear of discovery. However, for the sake of freedom, ambition, love or adventure, these women risked everything. No Girls Allowed brings a contemporary edge to a part of history largely untold - until now.

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User Review  - Absent_Librarian - LibraryThing

An informative and stylish read, No Girls Allowed tells of brave and creative girls and women throughout the ages who defied the social restrictions of their gender. I would have liked to have seen ... Read full review

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User Review  - susan.mccourt - LibraryThing

I have mixed feelings about this book. The idea is inspiring, covering the stories of 7 women who had to pass themselves off as men in order to achieve a dream. The graphic book format makes the ... Read full review

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Susan Hughes an award-winning author, whose books for children include Case Closed?, No Girls Allowed, Earth to Audrey and Virginia. She has loved horses since she was a child and has long dreamed of setting a story on Sable Island. Susan lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Willow Dawson is an illustrator and writer working out of Toronto, Ontario. Her recent work includes No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure and Lila and Ecco's Do-It-Yourself Comics Club.

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