Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Serpent Slayer and Other Stories of Strong Women

Written by: Katrin Tchana

First line: Where do fairy tales come from?

Why you should read this book: Accompanied by detailed, moving illustrations from her award-winning mother's pen, the author retells eighteen fairy tales from all around the world featuring powerful, self-reliant girls and women. The stories are funny, scary, dramatic, and romantic, with protagonists of all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages, and there is love, betrayal, transformation, and action along with tricksters, cross-dressers, devils, and killers. Great for bedtime stories or your Women's Studies final, this is a superb addition to your home library.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You're still waiting for your prince to come.

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