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Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World

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ISBN13: 9780393320466
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A definitive sourcebook of folktales and fairytales and the first of its kind to feature a variety of multicultural heroines. Dismayed by the predominance of male protagonists in her daughters' books, Kathleen Ragan set out to collect the stories of our forgotten heroines. Gathered from around the world, from regions as diverse as sub-Saharan Africa and Western Europe, from North and South American Indian cultures and New World settlers, from Asia and the Middle East, these 100 folktales celebrate strong female heroines. is for all women who are searching to define who they are, to redefine the world and shape their collective sensibility. It is for men who want to know more about what it means to be a woman. It is for our daughters and our sons, so that they can learn to value all kinds of courage, courage in battle and the courage of love. It is for all of us to help build a more just vision of woman. breaks new ground by reexamining our notions about heroism. This book will appeal to parents who want to foster positive role models for their children. An invaluable resource of multicultural heroines for any school library.

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One hundred great folk tales and fairy tales from all over the world about strong, smart, brave heroines.

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This "jewel of an anthology" ("Booklist") features 100 great folktales and fairy tales from all over the world about strong, smart, brave heroines. "The result is a book of . . . shimmering, spine-tingling tales in which females of every shape, age, and size valiantly and selflessly save the day" ("Elle").

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Kathleen Ragan is the author of Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters and Outfoxing Fear. She has lived in or traveled to fifty countries and currently lives in Australia.

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forestwhisperer, January 5, 2007 (view all comments by forestwhisperer)
This collection is fantastic! Most of the stories are short--two to five pages, but each is unique and beautiful. Some stories are challenging for a Western reader to fully understand because they represent a very different cultural worldview. But it is just this aspect of the collection that most pleased me. It covers every continent fairly equitably. Some anthologies are heavy on European folktales because they are easier for Western writers to access. Kathleen Ragan does a good job making the book global. Many of the stories would be great to read to children, and quite enjoyable by adults as well.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393320466
Editor:
Ragan, Kathleen
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Ragan, Kathleen
Author:
Ragan, Kathleen
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Women heroes
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 x 0.9 in 1.29 lb

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"Synopsis" by , One hundred great folk tales and fairy tales from all over the world about strong, smart, brave heroines.
"Synopsis" by , This "jewel of an anthology" ("Booklist") features 100 great folktales and fairy tales from all over the world about strong, smart, brave heroines. "The result is a book of . . . shimmering, spine-tingling tales in which females of every shape, age, and size valiantly and selflessly save the day" ("Elle").
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