By Yolen, JaneIllustrated by Guevara, Susan
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 m...edieval 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.Read more
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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 Belpre 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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