It could have been innocent, it could have been intentional, or we may be reading too much into what the author was ultimately attempting to do. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. I am so sorry, but I turned anonymous commenting off. An invaluable resource of multicultural heroines for any school library. At least those two stories served as a reminder to take the rest of the collection with a grain of salt, as other stories were almost undoubtedly altered in more insidious ways through translation or during collection. It's also hard with folktales because so many of them were gathered somewhat problematically, particularly in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
This book will appeal to parents who want to foster positive role models for their children. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. These may include creased cover, inscriptions or small amounts of writing, fanned edge, ripped or tatty dustjacket, and other signs of being read. I also changed moderation from older than 14 days to older than 7. Author: Ragan, Kathleen Language: English Copyright: 1998. It is for our daughters and our sons, so that they can learn to value all kinds of courage, courage in battle and the courage of love.
Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters breaks new ground by reexamining our notions about heroism. Wir bieten Kundenbetreuung in Deutsch. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. The tales from Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East are probably my favorite sections of the book. Specific stories I loved: -Anait -Where the Girl Saved Her Brother -The Princess and Mountain Dweller -Altyn-Aryg -The Man Killed for a Spinach Leaf -The Leopard Woman -Women's Wiles As a lover of fairy tales and folktales, I was surp An excellent anthology of folktales from all over the world showcasing the common strengths of women from different cultures. Ragan searched many of his books only to find minor female characters. Dismayed by the predominance of male protagonists in her daughters' books, Kathleen Ragan set out to collect the stories of our forgotten heroines: courageous mothers, clever young girls, and warrior women who save villages from monsters, rule wisely over kingdoms, and outwit judges, kings, and tigers.
All pages and cover are intact , but may have aesthetic issues such as small tears, bends, scratches, and scuffs. One hundred great folk tales and fairy tales from all over the world about strong, smart, brave heroines. Maybe if I ever have children I will be able to relate more to he quips about the women in her stories and her children. Please give between 2-5 week for delivery. The theme of the collection is that of strong female protagonists, and it was well worth the time it took to read this extensive collection. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Some of the stories seemed a bit fresh, but then others used elements from common stories.
May have page creases, creased spine, bent cover or markings inside. Ragan did a heroic job haunting dusty libraries and obscure collections looking for folktales that showed women in a positive light. Vampires are a bit popular at the moment and this was a bit original of a telling. In addition, this has variety, especially cultural variety, and the stories told are told well. She gives us the broadest selection of female hero stories that has ever been published. I'm Tipingee, She's Tipingee, We're Tipingee, too Haiti : I loved this story of clever resistance from a young girl and her friends.
Customer service is our top priority!. I didn't always agree, though, with the editor's interpretations of the stories. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. Females are so often taken out of folk tales, or they are merely saved by some man. My first word was a made-up word meaning 'book', actually.
I was wrong, now that I rethink this story is probably my favourite. These included that women could be smarter than men and that men could stay home sometimes and watch kids. Why do you think that is? A Rani's revenge Orissa, India : a female warrior breaks with traditional revenge in order to save another woman the heartache that she experienced. Duties and taxes are responsibility of purchaser. I enjoyed the introduction but feel like literature has come a ways since this book was written. Based on my personal research and reading, I felt South America and Africa may have been slightly underrepresented; the Middle East as well, but since she had limited herself to American libraries and available English translations, perhaps that pool was shallow to begin with? It's big, including over a hundred stories, and a lot of those are excellent. May have page creases, creased spine, bent cover or markings inside.
Peut avoir une petite marque ou des traces dues au stockage sur Ã©tagÃ¨re. This collection is like an collection, some stories I found dragged a bit and others were pretty good. There is a nice variety from around the world and they are both entertaining and educational. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Used - Good, Normalmente se envía en el plazo de 6-10 días laborable, Buy with confidence. While this is definitely a great reference book, I would say for every 1 story I liked there were 2-3 more that I was 'meh' about in each section. Gathered from around the world, from regions as diverse as sub-Saharan Africa and Western Europe, from North and South American Indian cultures and New World settlers, from Asia and the.
Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. Veuillez compter 14 Ã 24 jours ouvrÃ©s pour la livraison en France. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. In all honesty, I could have done without most of these, as they served mainly to distract me from individual merits and interest of the stories themselves, constantly reminding the reader of the editor's presence and significance. Fox's Butter' starts off rather clever with two children asking for a tale from their Aunt Nancy and discusses some gender stereotypes which was really great.
Paperback The item is fairly worn but still readable. It is for men who want to know more about what it means to be a woman. Like 'The Fortune-Teller' that we read last week, however, Molly Cotton is shown as a bit of a scoundrel. This book will appeal to parents who want to foster positive role models for their children. I wish Ragan had been a bit clearer about the sources they're all cited in endnotes, but while some of the endnotes provide a bit more context than the bare citation, most of th This is a pretty good collection, though not quite as diverse as I would have liked only one from South America is particularly glaring, though Ragan notes that in her intro. A definitive sourcebook of folktales and fairytales and the first of its kind to feature a variety of multicultural heroines. In the end I liked the story, but for some reason I had a very hard time getting into it.