Greedy giants, cruel emperors, and shape-shifting demonsthe stuff a girl has to put up with! Explore girl power in all its glory with stories of heroines from around the world. Myths and legends from the United States to Japan and Venezuela celebrate the courage of women and girls who rise to the occasion. With heroines like these, who needs a handsome prince?
About the Author
Lari Don was born in Chile and spent most of her childhood traveling around South America. She is an award-winning author of children's books and short stories. Lari lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with her cats.
Table of Contents
Chi and the Seven-Headed Dragon: Chinese legend 6
Inanna and the Box of Monsters: Sumerian myth 15
The Wolf in the Bed: French Folktale 27
Telesilla and: the Gates of Argos: Greek legend 35
Durga and the Demon: Indian myth 40
Kopecho and the Two Suns: Venezuelan myth 46
Mbango and the Whirlpool: Cameroonian folktale 52
Hervor and the Cursed Sword: Norse legend 61
Visiting Baba Yaga: Russian Folktale 68
Aliquipiso and the Cliffs: American Indian legend 78
Tokoyo and the Skin Rope: Japanese legend 84
The Giant's Heart: Scottish folktale 95