Sleeping beauties? Not Clever Gretchen or Kate Crackernuts or Manka or any of the other young heroines in this wonderful collection of folktales. Active, witty, brave, and resourceful, these girls and young women can fight and hunt, defeat giants, answer riddles, outwit the Devil, and rescue friends and family from all sorts of dangers and evil spells. These stories and many others like them were gathered by scholars from all the countries of Europe, but are usually left out of the popular collections of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when women were supposed to be beautiful, innocent, and passive.
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Allison Lurie is the author of nine novels, including Foreign Affairs (Pulitzer Prize 1985) and a collection of short stories, Women and Ghosts. She has also published two non-fiction books on children?s literature, Don?t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and is the editor of The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales and American Fairy Tales.
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Book Description Heinemann. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0434948993I5N00
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005749312
Book Description Heinemann Young Books, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2332143
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Book Description Heinemann Young Books, 1978. Book Condition: Fair. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Bookseller Inventory # 4016778
Book Description Heinemann, Uk, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Harold Jones (illustrator). orange boards, library frontispiece missing, very little library wear, minor wear inside front cover with some very minor shelf wear, jacket has some minor wear, a good tight clean copy. in a country abandoned by the people, the story of a group of animals who travel from Carlisle to London Zoo in search of Stanleys identity!. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 625635
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # FPS0434948993VG
Book Description Heinemann, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Illus Margot Tomes (illustrator). 1989 Heinemann hardback. Ex library, label on protective sleeve, bar code on preliminary page, code on copyright page, no other marks. Book. Bookseller Inventory # G-77893
Book Description HEINEMANN YOUNG BOOKS, 1978. Book Condition: Good. Light wear to boards. Content is clean and bright. Good DJ with some edge wear and toning - price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9996501365
Book Description Heinemann, 1979. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Jones, Harold (illustrator). 1979. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. England is abandoned by people, covered in water and inhabited by scavenging groups of animals. Brown boards, gilt titles to spine. B/w illustrations. Minimal bumping and wear to spine and corners. Surface paper damage to inside edge of front pastedown. Top of text block slightly grubby. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn and torn with a little creasing. Masking tape stuck to verso along top and bottom edge. Small label to front flap and residue from another. [R]. Bookseller Inventory # 1503975