This volume is an anthology of 18 stories about heroines with as much courage, wit and intelligence as their more familiar male counterparts. It includes Li Chi, the serpent slayer, and the old woman sly enough to outsmart the devil.
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Nothing is more satisfying than watching a valiant hero conquer a dragon, outwit a thief, or destroy a monstrous cannibal--unless it's seeing an intrepid heroine accomplish all these brave feats! In this remarkable anthology by the mother-daughter team of Trina Schart Hyman and Katrin Tchana, 18 stories showcase the courage, cleverness, and integrity of women who dare to go beyond their traditional roles and stand up for themselves and their people. Gleaned from fairy tales from around the world and retold by Tchana to make them "more vivid and vital to her audience," the stories include the tale of Li Chi, a 14-year-old girl who refuses to let a greedy sorcerer continue to sacrifice young girls to a horrible serpent. Clever Marcela is so cunning, she manages to outsmart a king--and fall in love while she's at it. Then there's Amarjit, the barber's wife, who, fed up with her handsome husband's laziness, manages to take matters in her own hands and create fabulous wealth from nothing. Caldecott Award-winner Trina Schart Hyman (Saint George and the Dragon) paints spectacular illustrations, worthy of their esteemed role in capturing both the noble and the grotesque. (Ages 7 to 11) --Emilie CoulterAbout the Author:
"Katrin Tchana has been a Peace Corps volunteer, a waitress, a teacher, a housecleaner, a writer, and a crisis counselor. She has lived in Maine, Morocco, Cameroon, and New York City. She now lives in her grandmother's house in Thetford, Vermont, with her husband, her two sons, two cats, and two rabbits.
Trina Schart Hyman won the Caldecott Medal for Saint George and the Dragon, retold by Margaret Hodges. She ha also illustrated Snow White, translated by Paul Heins, and her own retelling of The Sleeping Beauty. Trina Schart Hyman lives in Lyme, New Hampshire."
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Book Description Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Trina Schart Hyman (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0316387010
Book Description Little, Brown Books for Young, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110316387010