Not One Damsel In Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls

Hardcover | February 1, 2001

byJane YolenIllustratorSusan Guevara

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These thirteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, brawny, brave heroines - and not one damsel in distress! From Bradamante, the fierce female medieval knight, to Li Chi, the Chinese girl who slays a dreaded serpent and saves her town, these heroines use their cunning, wisdom, and strength to succeed. Drawing from diverse cultures around the world, renowned author Jane Yolen celebrates the smart, strong, and sassy heroines of legend and lore in a collection that will encourage bravery in every girl.

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These 13 retellings of folk tales span the globe and the centuries, but are linked by strong, courageous female heroes. From Bradamante, the fierce medieval knight, to Li Chi, who slays a dreaded serpent and saves the town, these stories feature girls and women whose strength, cunning, and courage succeed where their male counterparts ...

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These thirteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, brawny, brave heroines - and not one damsel in distress! From Bradamante, the fierce female medieval knight, to Li Chi, the Chinese girl who slays a dreaded serpent and saves her town, these heroines use their cunning, wisdom, and strength to succeed. Drawing from diverse cultu...

Jane Yolen is a highly acclaimed children's author who has written hundreds of books for adults and children and has won numerous awards. She and her husband divide their time between Massachussetts and Scotland.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.66 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152020470

ISBN - 13:9780152020477

Appropriate for ages: 7

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These 13 retellings of folk tales span the globe and the centuries, but are linked by strong, courageous female heroes. From Bradamante, the fierce medieval knight, to Li Chi, who slays a dreaded serpent and saves the town, these stories feature girls and women whose strength, cunning, and courage succeed where their male counterparts often fail.