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This inspiring collection of myths, legends and stories from around the world showcases narratives that celebrate strong, independent women. These heroines aren't reduced to being wives or witches! 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.
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), Pretty Penny (US/Ozark Mountains), Mizilca (Romania), The Pirate Princess (Poland/Jewish), The Samurai Maiden (Japan), Bradamante (France), Molly Whuppie (England)
A Note From the Publisher
Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author (2010 Joy Tivy Education Medal, 2009 Blue Peter Book Award, 2008 Geographical Association Highly Commended Award, 2007 Practical Pre-School Award) of children's books, writing on a range of topics, from Ancient Romans to Evolution. She also specialises in retelling traditional tales, from different cultures, countries and perspectives. Her recent titles include Star Stories for Templar Publishing, telling the stories behind the constellations, and Fairytales for Fearless Girls for Arcturus, whose feisty heroines remind her of her fearless daughter.
Based in Vietnam, Khoa Le is the author and illustrator of numerous picture books. She also works as a graphic designer and painter. Khoa has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in different Asian countries.