Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls

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HardCover Pub Date: 2000. Pages: 128 in Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books These thirteen folktales have one thing in common: ainy awny ave heroines-and not one damsel in. distress! The From adamante 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 celeates the smart. strong. and sassy heroines of legend and lore in a collection that will encourage avery in every girl. A collection of thirteen traditional tales from various parts of the world. with the main character of each being a fearless. strong. heroic. and resourceful woman.

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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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This collection of folktales from around the world presents a range of tales that all feature strong women. . . . Yolen's retellings are consistently engaging and well written."
--School Library Journal

"This is a spirited collection with a lively pace. . . . The stories sing and soar in Yolen's supple language, and each is contained enough for a read-aloud."
--Booklist

"What a treasure! Jane Yolen has retold these stories in the energetic, lucid, and poetic style that characterizes her writing and has brought her legions of fans. Her fresh and invigorating takes on these timeless tales of nonpareil heroes make this book a must for anyone interested in folklore, women's studies, and the very best of storytelling."
--Robert D. San Souci

"Not One Damsel in Distress glows with intelligence yet is eminently readable. It's hard to imagine any young woman opening this book and not finding something of herself--or the self she would like to be--in its pages. . . . Their stories are a chronicle of feminine strength, steadfastness, and resourcefulness through the ages and around the world. Carefully researched, delightfully told, this collection might well become a classic."
--Joseph Bruchac

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