Discover the inspiring tales of kick-ass girls in this empowering collection of classic children's tales, retold by multi-award winning author Anita Ganeri.
Showcasing narratives that celebrate strong, independent women, these fairy tales contain heroines that aren't reduced to being wives or witches Instead 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.
These 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)
- Mizilca (Romania)
- The Pirate Princess (Poland/Jewish)
- The Samurai Maiden (Japan)
- Molly Whuppie (England)
Accompanied by magical illustrations, these stories will capture the hearts and minds of young readers everywhere. ABOUT THE SERIES:
Arcturus Publishing's Inspiring Heroines
series retells classic children's stories, showcasing strong female protagonists who strike out against adversity and smash stereotypes. Featuring enchanting full-colour illustrations by Khoa Le, these empowering tales will inspire young readers to dream big.
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 Fairy Tales 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 has worked with many top publishers, including Hachette and Usbourne and in 2020 she won best illustrator for the Northern Lights Book Awards. Khoa also works as a graphic designer and painter and has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in different Asian countries.