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