Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls From Around the World
Here are traditional tales from every corner of the globe, all featuring bold and clever heroines who battle dragons, fight sea serpents, or save their village from monstrous thieves. This is a sequel to the best-selling title Forgotten Fairy Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls. Stories included are: Mulan, Nanbolele, Vasilisa and Prince Vladimir, Moremi and the Egunguns, The Legend of Tokoyo, The Dragon Slayer, The Sleep Watchers, and The Warrior Queen.
From Usborne, for readers 7 and up
About the series: Brave and Brilliant Girls
Fairy tales come from an oral tradition, so they are always changing — until the Victorians wrote them down, when they stayed the same for many years. To have meaning today, it’s important that fairy tales change with the times. So in this series, after their heroic and clever deeds, the girls don’t always end up getting married and settling down. They go off and have other adventures of their own. Every story may not end in instant marriage, but good triumphs over evil and there is always a happy ending.