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Adventure Stories for Daring Girls

Samantha Newman

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

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A beautifully illustrated and inspiring collection of 15 classic children's stories. These narratives from around the world showcase strong, charismatic, independent heroines who know their own minds, and make their own decisions. Meet Dorothy Gale, who freed faraway Oz from a terrible tyrant; Hua Mulan, who became a mighty warrior, legendary throughout ancient China; clever and powerful goddess Athena of Greek myth, who went toe-to-toe with Poseidon; and many more.These heroines certainly aren't reduced to waiting at home while boys have adventures ... they strike out on their own with self-confidence, imagination, wit, and courage. They live without restraint or narrowly defined roles. Inspire the world-changing women of the future to dream big, by fueling their imaginations with relatable and aspirational role models. A book that belongs on every bookshelf; ideal for children aged 8+.Stories include: • Gerda and the Snow Queen (Denmark)• Hua Mulan (China)• Heidi (Switzerland)• Alice in Wonderland (UK)• Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz (USA)• Athena and Poseidon's Contest for Athens (Greece)• Hinemoa and Tutanekai (Maori, NZ)ABOUT THE SERIES: Inspiring Heroines brings together classic children's tales which have amazing women and girls at their center who smash stereotypes. These characters defy gender-expectations and provide positive role models for young readers.

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