Synopses & Reviews
The perfect gift for any girl! Whether it's Heidi, Pippi Longstocking, or Ramona the Pest, all your favorite, classic girl characters, past and present, are gathered together in one sumptuous, large-format treasury. Great Girl Stories is an ideal introduction to the most memorable heroines in literature, and includes contributions from such notable authors as Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House in the Big Woods), Susan Coolidge (What Katy Did), Roald Dahl (Matilda), Katherine Paterson (The Great Gilly Hopkins), L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables), and Louisa May Alcott (Little Women). A short introduction to each character, and brief notes on the authors, make this lavish volume a rich family resource. Generously illustrated throughout by some of today's most celebrated artists, this truly beautiful book is a gift to be cherished, and passed down from one generation to another.
Girls will likely enjoy the excerpts from 16 stories gathered by Rosemary Sandberg in The Kingfisher Book of Great Girl Stories and illustrated by a variety of children's book artists.
Children's LiteratureAs a way of introducing some favorite girl storybook heroines, this book works well...The notes on the authors at the end of the book are both intriguing and informative.
Children's Literatureprovide a taste of the children's book classic and will hopefully send readers, both girls and boys, to the original work.
Bringing together all of the most popular girl characters from children's literature, this gorgeous anthology features feisty heroines such as Ramona Quimby, Alice in Wonderland, Pippi Longstocking, and Anne of Green Gables. The attractively illustrated extracts offer the perfect introduction
to stories that have enchanted generations of young girls.
From the hilarious adventures of Pippi Longstocking to the troubles and tribulations of the March sisters in "Little Women, " girls get an introduction to some of the most timeless, wonderful stories just for girls. A perfect gift or addition to any young female's library of books. Colorful illustrations and notes on characters help readers follow along with these classic stories.
About the Author
Rosemary Sandberg has worked in journalism and publishing and now runs her own agency for writers and illustrators.