Girls, Goddesses and Giants: Tales of Heroines from Around the World

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A&C Black, Jul 18, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
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A selection of brilliant folk tales about heroines from all around the world. In these stories it's the girls who save the day through their courage, cunning or kindness - whether they are facing up to wolves, demons, dragons, enemy tribes, or the sun itself! Handsome princes need not apply - these girls are doing it for themselves.

With stories from every corner of the world (from Cameroon to Scotland, India, Japan and the Americas) this inclusive anthology of girl power is stunningly illustrated in paper-cut style.
 

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User Review  - AmaliaGavea - LibraryThing

I read this one along with Winter's Tales and I loved it. Perhaps, I loved it even more because here, we have Girl Power lasting through the ages. Intelligence, bravery, strength and charm from every ... Read full review

Contents

Chinese legend
7
Sumerian myth
17
French folktale
29
Greek legend
37
Indian myth
43
Venezuelan legend
49
Cameroonian folktale
55
Norse legend
65
Russian folktale
73
Native American legend
83
Japanese legend
89
Scottish folktale
101
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Lari Don spent ten childhood years living beside a distillery, a river and a railway line, giving her lots of opportunities for incredibly dangerous outdoor games. She was the Scottish National Party's Press Officer for many exciting and sleepless years and then a researcher and producer at BBC Radio Scotland. She won the Canongate Prize in 2001. She now lives in Leith, and is a fulltime children's writer and storyteller.