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Not One Damsel in Distress: Heroic Girls from World Folklore

Not One Damsel in Distress: Heroic Girls from World Folklore
 

From celebrated author Jane Yolen comes this inspiring collection of folktales from around the world, all featuring strong female heroes.

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ISBN 9781328900203
Barcode 9781328900203
Published 10 July 2018 by Houghton Mifflin
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Yolen, Jane
Illustrated by Guevara, Susan
Availability Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781328900203
ISBN-10 1328900207
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Imprint Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date 10 July 2018
Publication Country China China
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Yolen, Jane
Illustrated by Guevara, Susan
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 206mm
Height: 257mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 544g
Interest Age 7-10 years
Reading Age 7-10 years
Library of Congress Women, Fairy tales, Folklore, Tales, JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 398.22082
Catalogue Code 922510

Description of this Book

From celebrated author Jane Yolen comes this inspiring collection of folktales from around the world, all featuring strong female heroes. These fifteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, bold, brave women--and not one damsel in distress! There is Bradamante, the fierce medieval knight; Li Chi, the Chinese girl who slays a dreaded serpent and saves her town; Makhta, a female warrior who leads her Sioux tribe into battle; and many more women who use their cunning, wisdom, and strength to succeed. Drawing from diverse cultures around the world, renowned author Jane Yolen celebrates the female heroes of legend and lore in a collection that will empower every reader. This new edition features two brand-new stories from Azerbaijan and Indonesia, and enhanced illustrations.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This collection of folktales from around the world presents a range of tales that all feature strong women. . . . Yolen's retellings are consistently engaging and well written. --School Library Journal This is a spirited collection with a lively pace. . . . The stories sing and soar in Yolen's supple language, and each is contained enough for a read-aloud. --Booklist What a treasure! Jane Yolen has retold these stories in the energetic, lucid, and poetic style that characterizes her writing and has brought her legions of fans. Her fresh and invigorating takes on these timeless tales of nonpareil heroes make this book a must for anyone interested in folklore, women's studies, and the very best of storytelling. --Robert D. San Souci Not One Damsel in Distress glows with intelligence yet is eminently readable. It's hard to imagine any young woman opening this book and not finding something of herself--or the self she would like to be--in its pages. . . . Their stories are a chronicle of feminine strength, steadfastness, and resourcefulness through the ages and around the world. Carefully researched, delightfully told, this collection might well become a classic. --Joseph Bruchac

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Author's Bio

Jane Yolen is the acclaimed author of hundreds of books for children and adults. She divides her time between Massachusetts and Scotland. Visit her at janeyolen.com and on Twitter at @JaneYolen. Susan Guevara received the Pura Belpr Award for Chato's Kitchen by Gary Soto. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit her online at susanguevara.com.

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