A decided woman provides up on kissing a frog.
A fearless heroine comes face-to-face with a not-so Large Unhealthy Wolf.
A monstrous princess, held captive on a abandoned island, yearns to interrupt free.
Inside this e-book are seven well-known fairy tales was enchanting, inspiring and generally hair-raising tales for as we speak’s world, about women with their very own goals and wishes. These aren’t any damsels in misery, however actual younger ladies of flesh and blood – who definitely don’t want rescuing.
Annet Schaap writes in Dutch however Laura Watkinson has executed an excellent job of translating her work into English for Pushkin Press: I’ve learn and beloved each the Carnegie shortlisted LAMPIE in 2020 and this, her self illustrated assortment of brief retellings of fairy tales. I beloved the sketches, they go well with the textual content completely and I wouldn’t be shocked to see it on the [was Kate Greenaway] awards checklist for illustration subsequent yr, so I’m happy to have the ability to share an extract (click on right here) and accompanying illustration.
The tales are nearly immediately recognisable and put an excellent spin on how the women may/would/ought to behave within the varied conditions. The e-book was over far too quickly!
Thanks Pushkin Press for sending me a replica for overview, GIRLS is out now.