Girls and Goddesses: Stories of Heroines from around the World

Girls and Goddesses: Stories of Heroines from around the World

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Overview

Greedy giants, cruel emperors, and shape-shifting demons—the 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512413373
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: World of Stories Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

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

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