Girls, Goddesses and Giants Tales of Heroines from Around the World by Lari Don
  

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

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Girls, Goddesses and Giants Tales of Heroines from Around the World by Lari Don

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. Stories from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe make this a really inclusive anthology of girl power, stunningly illustrated in papercut style.

Reviews

This is the best collection of heroine folklore aimed at young readers that I have read. The pace and imagery of the stories are thrillingly intense, and the writer addresses the reader in a direct, lively voice...in the manner of Angela Carter or Susan Price. They are excellent for reading aloud. This outstanding collection is embellished with Francesca Greenwood's spirited silhouettes of characters and motifs. -- George Hunt, Lecturer in Education, University of Edinburgh Books for Keeps

About the Author

Lari Don

Lari Don is an award-winning author and storyteller who loves sharing traditional tales from all over the world. Lari was born in Chile, and brought up in Scotland and now lives in Edinburgh with her family. She has worked in politics and for the BBC, but now spends her time passing on old stories and making up new ones. She is a traditional storyteller, as well as an award-winning children’s author; her fiction is inspired by her love of myths, legends and fables.

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Format

Paperback
128 pages

Author

Lari Don
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Author's Website

www.laridon.co.uk/

Publisher

A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

24th April 2014

ISBN

9781408188224


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