A collection of traditional tales from around the world each of whose main character is female.
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Grade 4 Up An appealing anthology of folk tales for those who are tired of the endless stream of meek, passive and gentle heroines who inhabit many folk tales. Assembled from all parts of the world, these 13 tales feature women who are intelligent, clever, strong and/or brave. The stories are written in a flowing narrative style ideally suited for storytelling or reading aloud. The engravings which accompany each tale are realistic, intricately detailed and perfect for the tales. This collection is a welcome addition to the existing body of similar collections, of which Phelps' Tatterhood and Other Tales (Feminist Pr, 1978), and The Maid of the North (Holt, 1981) and Lurie's Clever Gretchen & Other Forgotten Folktale Heroines (Crowell, 1980) are the best known. The lack of complete sources for the folk tales is the only fault in this much-needed collection. Denise A. Anton, Corn Belt Library System, Normal, Ill.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1984. Book Condition: Fair. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP93769518
Book Description Hutchinson, 1984. Book Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96192090
Book Description Hutchinson, 1984. Book Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 4781485
Book Description Random House Children's Publishers UK, 1984. HRD. Book Condition: Used - Acceptable. Used Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # XJ-CRJ-25025916
Book Description Illustrated by Angela Barrett. Hardback published by Hutchinson, 1984. One corner bumped. In good condition with dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 318398
Book Description Hutchinson, London, England, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Barrett, Angela (illustrator). 1st Edition. [viii], 86pp. Thirteen full-page illustrations. Cream cloth w fine gilt lettering on spine. No wear to covers or spine. Binding square and sound. Colour illustrated DJ is clean and without wear, preserved in new BroDart cover. Minimal library markings, neat pocket remnant on ffep. Condition suggests the book saw limited circulation. Bookseller Inventory # 038567