Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

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SKU: ISBN_9780141986005
Packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.
 
 Back to: 5-8 years

"One hundred extraordinary women are profiled in mini biographies alongside striking full-page portraits by female artists. Countries from across the globe are represented..."

"From ancient philosophers to modern sports stars there is real richness to the nationalities, ethnicities and professions of these inspirational role models. Much of the charm is in the juxtapositions: queens sit alongside activists, ballerinas with lawyers, pirates and computer scientists, weight lifters and inventors, creating a thrilling sense of possibility. The biographies share a lyrical, fairytale lilt."

"The stories are not sugar-coated, and the emphasis is on overcoming obstacles and persevering, the book’s dedication page urging readers to 'dream bigger, aim higher, fight harder'."

- www.theguardian.com

 

A book that was first published with the help of a crowd funding campaign.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to 100 inspiring women, past and present. Women like Maria Sibylla Merian (17th-century naturalist and scientific illustrator), Marie Curie (physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (U.S. Supreme Court Justice), to Yusra Mardini (Syrian refugee that trained in Berlin for the 2016 Olympics). It brings together the stories of scientists, artists, politicians, pirates, and spies. 

Each double-page spread contains a mini-biography written in the style of a modern fairy tale and a full-page portrait capturing the spirit of each heroine. Each portrait is created by one of the sixty female artists from across the globe.

 

Features

  • Authors - Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
  • Publisher - Penguin
  • Hardcover book
  • 224 pages
  • Dimension - 24.8 x 18.7 x 2.4 cm