Synopses & Reviews
Combining the romance and enchantment of princesses with a message of youthful female empowerment, these books are about girls who didnt just sit around waiting to be rescued. Against great odds, they changed their own livesand their worlds. Stories of princesses from different cultures and different epochs in history are richly illustrated with photographs, maps, and lovely pen-and-watercolor paintings that help bring these fascinating females to life.
The real and remarkable princess Artemisia lived thousands of years ago in the world of the ancient Greeks. Women were expected to obey their husbands in all matters, play no part in public life, and stay inside the house. This highly illustrated book details how Artemisia grew up to be an exception in ancient Greecebecoming not only a sailor and a ships captain but also a famous admiral. In addition to her story, this book has sections on the clothes Artemisia wore, the foods she ate, and why she is remembered today.
Richly illustrated and narrated with touches of irreverent humor, The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses tells the tales of real princesses who did what few thought possible. This book, Artemisia of Caria, brings to life the story of a real and remarkable princess who not only learned how to sail and lead a fleet at a time when women were expected to stay at home, but whose spirit prompted the Persian Great King, Xerxes, to declare, “My men have become women, and my women men!”
At a time when women were expected to stay inside the house, Artemisia grew up to be a famous admiral. This is the story of the real and remarkable princess who prompted the Persian Great King, Xerxes, to declare, "My men have become women, and my women men!"
Thousands of years ago, in the world of the Ancient Greeks where women were expected to obey their husbands in all matters, to play no part in public life, and to stay inside the house, a princess grew up to be not only a sailor and a ships captain, but a famous admiral. Her name was Artemisia, and among all the commanders fighting on the Persian side during the great Persian Wars, she alone dared to give Xerxes an honest opinion that could have saved his entire fleet. This is the story of a real and remarkable princess whose spirit prompted the Persian Great King, Xerxes, to declare, "My men have become women, and my women men!"
About the Author
Shirin Yim Bridges first book, Ruby's Wish, was a Publishers Weekly Best Childrens Book and won the Ezra Jack Keats award. It is on several state reading lists, has been translated into seven languages, and is now in its eleventh edition. The Umbrella Queen made TIME/CNNs Top 10 Lists and was also named a Best Childrens Book by the Bank Street College of Education. Horrible Hauntings won an IRA/CBC Children's Choices Award. Mary Wrightly So Politely launched in April 2013 to starred reviews in both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. To date, every book that Shirin has written or published has achieved national acclaim.
Responsible for the pen-and-watercolor illustrations that bring our princesses to life, Albert Nguyen received his MFA from the Academy of Art in 2006. He grew up in Minnesota before moving to San Francisco. In addition to being fond of drawing, painting, comics, and cartoons, Albert has a special affection for chubby animals.
The Thinking Girls Treasury of Real Princesses are his first childrens books.