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Fierce, Fearless and Free Girls in myths and legends from around the world

Written by Lari Don

Illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon

Fierce, Fearless and Free Girls in myths and legends from around the world Synopsis

A brilliant, inclusive collection of traditional tales from around the world featuring amazing women and girls. Once upon a time, there was a handsome prince who - no, that's not right! Once upon a time, there were strong, fierce women who plotted, schemed, took action, showed kindness, used magic and trickery, and made their own destiny. From the long-haired Petrosinella who escaped the tower and broke the spell that the ogress had cast over her and Nana Miriam who beat a hippo using politeness and magic, to Kate Crackernuts who tried to save her stepsister from her mother's curse, these are stories of girls doing it for themselves! With stories drawn from all over the world, including China, Scotland, Armenia, Italy and Nigeria, Lari Don presents heroine stories that don't leave girls sitting around waiting to be saved by the handsome prince. Book Band: Dark Blue Ideal for ages 9+

Fierce, Fearless and Free Girls in myths and legends from around the world Press Reviews

What I particularly liked about this collection is that these stories are all genuine traditional tales with girls as the stars of their own stories. * Get Kids Into Books * There were so many brilliant stories to pick from that it's impossible for me to choose a favourite. * Library Girl and Book Boy * Each tale takes us on a captivating adventure that shows the heroines strengths and how they overcome the most troublesome situations. -- Hayley Summerfield * Reading Zone * I was particularly interested to see how the boys would react to having a book full of female protagonists (they loved it!). Every time I picked up the book the room would go silent, every time there was a plot twist the children gasped. If I had to stop reading part way through a story there were groans of disappointment and cries of 'Just a bit longer!' * The Bookish Fairy * My daughter is already reading Fierce, Fearless and Free and I cannot wait to buy a few copies for our school library. This is a delightful book full of inspiring stories that just need to be shared. * Anna's Adventures in Bookland * These tales are well written, timeless and filled with strong female role models. * Book Murmuration * ... this book would be a brilliant addition to any bookshelf! The title illustrations are beautiful and detailed with strong female characters at the forefront. * My Shelves are Full * I really enjoyed every story in this book... I flew through it in one sitting. * Library of Books and Tea * ... I personally loved the selection. There was always a new adventure to experience...These girls were very fearless indeed. * Married to Books Reviews and Blog * This is a wonderful book bursting with fierce girls found in myths and legends from all over the world. * Booktails *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472967138
Publication date: 5th March 2020
Author: Lari Don
Illustrator: Eilidh Muldoon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Education an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 160 pages

About Lari Don

Lari is an award-winning writer for young people of all ages. She loved traditional tales and folklore as a child, and now collects stories of any shape and size, from all sorts of sources, to inspire her novels. Fierce, Fearless and Free is her fifth anthology for Bloomsbury, returning to the theme of her first - the best-selling Girls, Goddesses and Giants. She lives in Edinburgh with her husband and two fierce, fearless and free daughters. When Eilidh isn't drawing she's thinking about drawing and she loves nothing more than to immerse herself in the world of traditional stories. Her ...

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