Harper Collins Australia
- ISBN: 9781474966429
- ISBN 10: 147496642X
- Imprint: Usborne – GB
- List Price: 24.99 AUD
Just because I took some time to get this one does not in any way indicate a less than worthy addition to your shelves. As readers of this blog would be aware I’m a huge supporter of ‘Mighty Girl’ books and this is certainly one of those.
With a foreword from Kate Pankhurst (descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst) one would expect nothing less than a collection of stories which celebrate “adventurous, intelligent and daring” girls.
Eight stories which are neglected traditional fairy tales which all put girls squarely into the hero’s role including: Snow White and Rose Red, The Wise Princess, The Sleeping Prince and Fearless Fiona and the Spellbound Knight.
It is of course as an Usborne book beautifully presented with striking illustrations and embellishments throughout and would make a delicious gift for a young girl of your acquaintance.
If you are building up your collection of inspiring books for girls – or perhaps books to share with both genders to illustrate that heroes come in all variations – this is a wonderful addition to your shelves.
Highly recommended for readers from around 7 years upwards.
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Emmeline Pankhurst must look over her descendant Kate very proudly as she brings to light the stories of so many ‘mighty girls’ to young readers. In this, the third in her series, Kate informs her audience of such outstanding and well-known environmentalists as Jane Goodall and Anita Roddick along with others not so famous such as Aboriginal elders Eileen Kampakuta Brown and Eileen Wani Wingfield who led the campaign to stop the government dumping nuclear waste on their traditional country near Woomera. Many of our students know very well Greta Thunberg’s name and work but for most these equally determined and passionate women will be new names.
Each double spread is packed with facts and vivid illustrations as the twelve superstars of the planet are introduced to the readers and will speak volumes to a young audience who proves themselves repeatedly as equally concerned and respectful of our planet. As an extra a useful list of definitions is included at the end of the book.
There is also a companion activity book which would be a super addition to value add to this title.
Whether you already have mini-conservationists in your circle or are promoting and advocating for the environment this would make a very impressive addition to your collection.
Highly recommended for readers from around eight years upwards.