Rejected Princesses

Rejected Princesses
Author: Jason Porath
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062405388
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Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog. Well-behaved women seldom make history. Good thing these women are far from well behaved . . . Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, Rejected Princesses turns the ubiquitous "pretty pink princess" stereotype portrayed in movies, and on endless toys, books, and tutus on its head, paying homage instead to an awesome collection of strong, fierce, and yes, sometimes weird, women: warrior queens, soldiers, villains, spies, revolutionaries, and more who refused to behave and meekly accept their place. An entertaining mix of biography, imagery, and humor written in a fresh, young, and riotous voice, this thoroughly researched exploration salutes these awesome women drawn from both historical and fantastical realms, including real life, literature, mythology, and folklore. Each profile features an eye-catching image of both heroic and villainous women in command from across history and around the world, from a princess-cum-pirate in fifth century Denmark, to a rebel preacher in 1630s Boston, to a bloodthirsty Hungarian countess, and a former prostitute who commanded a fleet of more than 70,000 men on China’s seas.

Tough Mothers

Tough Mothers
Author: Jason Porath
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062796103
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Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of Rejected Princesses returns with an inspiring, fully illustrated guide that brings together the fiercest mothers in history—real life matriarchs who gave everything to protect all they loved. Mothers possess the "maternal instinct"—an innate fierceness that drives them to nurture, safeguard, fight, and sacrifice for the most important things that matter to them. For some mothers, it’s their children. For others, it’s artistic expression, invention, social cause, or even a nation that they helped to birth. In Tough Mothers, Jason Porath brings his wisdom and wit to bear on fifty fascinating matriarchs. In concise, deeply researched vignettes, accompanied by charming illustrations, Porath illuminates these fearsome women, explores their lives, and pays tribute to their accomplishments. Here are famous women as well as lesser known figures from around the globe who have left their indelible mark as they changed the course of history, including: The Mother Who Sued to Save Her Children from Slavery—Sojourner Truth The Mother of Rock n’ Roll—Sister Rosetta Tharpe The Mother of Holocaust Children—Irena Sendler The Mothers of The Dominican Republic—The Mirabal Sisters The Mother of Yemen’s Golden Age—Arwa al-Sulayhi A celebration of motherhood and female achievement, Tough Mothers reminds us of the power of women to transform our lives and our world.

Princesses Behaving Badly

Princesses Behaving Badly
Author: Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781594746659
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Release: 2013-11-19
Editor: Quirk Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This edition offers true tales of these take-charge princesses plus dozens more in a fascinating read that’s perfect for history buffs, feminists, and anyone seeking a different kind of bedtime story. You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But real princesses didn’t always get happy endings. Sure, plenty were graceful and benevolent leaders, but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power, and all of them had skeletons rattling in their majestic closets. Princess Stephanie von Hohenlohe was a Nazi spy. Empress Elisabeth of the Austro-Hungarian Empire slept wearing a mask of raw veal. Princess Olga of Kiev slaughtered her way to sainthood. And Princess Lakshmibai waged war on the battlefield with her toddler strapped to her back.

American Dreamer

American Dreamer
Author: Adriana Herrera
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780369702272
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Release: 2021-03-22
Editor: Carina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A fresh and vital new voice in romance.”—Entertainment Weekly From award-winning author Adriana Herrera comes a novel hailed as one of Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Romance Novels of 2019 and a TODAY Show Hot Summer Read. No one ever said big dreams come easy For Nesto Vasquez, moving his Afro-Caribbean food truck from New York City to the wilds of Upstate New York is a huge gamble. If it works? He’ll be a big fish in a little pond. If it doesn’t? He’ll have to give up the hustle and return to the day job he hates. He’s got six months to make it happen—the last thing he needs is a distraction. Jude Fuller is proud of the life he’s built on the banks of Cayuga Lake. He has a job he loves and good friends. It’s safe. It’s quiet. And it’s damn lonely. Until he tries Ithaca’s most-talked-about new lunch spot and works up the courage to flirt with the handsome owner. Soon he can’t get enough—of Nesto’s food or of Nesto. For the first time in his life, Jude can finally taste the kind of happiness that’s always been just out of reach. An opportunity too good to pass up could mean a way to stay together and an incredible future for them both...if Nesto can remember happiness isn’t always measured by business success. And if Jude can overcome his past and trust his man will never let him down. Dreamers Book 1: American Dreamer Book 2: American Fairytale Book 3: American Love Story Book 4: American Sweethearts Book 5: American Christmas

The Paper Bag Princess

The Paper Bag Princess
Author: Robert N. Munsch,Michael Martchenko
Pages: 23
ISBN: 1442055308
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Release: 2012
Editor: Paw Prints
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After her castle and clothes are destroyed by the dragon, Princess Elizabeth, dressed only in a paper bag, sets out to rescue Prince Ronald, who was taken captive.

More Than a Princess

More Than a Princess
Author: E.D. Baker
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781681197715
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Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Aislin of Eliasind is more than just a princess -- she's half-fairy and half-pedrasi, with magical gifts from each side of her heritage! One day, as Aislin is venturing through the woods, she is alarmed to hear a band of humans coming through. How did they get past the guarded magical passageway that leads to her hidden kingdom? Mistaken for a human herself, Aislin is captured, and soon realizes she's in even bigger trouble--she's being used as a pawn to help the king of this nearby kingdom, Morrain, find a secret passageway to the warring land of Scarmander, so he can capture his enemies by surprise. Aislin must find a way to break free, while also minding the beautiful human princess and ladies-in-waiting she now shares a castle with, who are all too ready to point out her differences. Thankfully, Aislin's inner strength goes beyond her magical qualities. And with a few loyal friends by her side, she's ready to stand up for herself and her kingdom once and for all. A classic and original fairy-tale that celebrates beauty and goodness in all its shapes and sizes, More than a Princess will resonate with readers who love magic, suspense, girl power, and adventure.

Mythologica

Mythologica
Author: Stephen P. Kershaw
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781786031921
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Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Wide Eyed Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An illustrated encyclopedia of Greek mythology like no other, Mythologica features startlingly beautiful and exquisitely otherworldly portraits of mythological characters in eye-popping color from artist Victoria Topping and authoritative text from Classics scholar and Greek mythology expert Dr. Stephen Kershaw. Uncover the colorful lives of 50 powerful gods and goddesses, earth-dwelling mortals, and terrifying monsters as you journey back in time to ancient Greece. From the fearless Athena and her meddlesome ways to the brave and bold Odysseus and his remarkable journey home, discover why these incredible stories are still a part of our culture today. Listed alphabetically, each boldly designed spread presents a figure from the myths, including their name in Greek, their defining attributes, and a summary of their story, along with multiple sidelights that provide additional facts. Interspersed with the profiles are summaries of famous mythological tales and historical events, like the Odyssey, the Trojan War, and the story of the Argonauts. An electrifying visual portrayal of each figure transports you directly into their wild world. Victoria Topping's artwork is a fusion of technological and traditional techniques that combines photography, painting, and cut-paper collage to perfectly express the blending of human and fantastic traits from which mythical beings are made. The thrilling images and digestible text provide the perfect introduction to the lively world of Greek mythology. Prepare to be amazed as you uncover the epic, heroic, and sometimes terrible lives of mortals, monsters, and gods.

Princesses Street

Princesses  Street
Author: Jabrā Ibrāhīm Jabrā
Pages: 185
ISBN: 1610753275
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Release: 2005-11
Editor: University of Arkansas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a poignant, intellectual autobiography of the Palestinian writer in pre-Saddam Baghdad.

The Royal Heart

The Royal Heart
Author: Greg McGoon
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1612862756
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Release: 2015-09-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Once upon a time in a faraway land, an heir to the throne is born. The King has a son to follow in his footsteps. But life might not be quite as it appears for this Royal Family. All will be revealed on their child's 16th birthday. Family love triumphs over doubt and together they grow stronger. Join this Royal Family on the path of discovery, acceptance, and celebration.

The Hero s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

The Hero   s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
Author: Christopher Healy
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780007479924
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Release: 2012-06-28
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fast-paced and hilarious fantasy quest in the grand tradition of Shrek and The Princess Bride, starring four very unlikely, but likeable, heroes.

The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell

The Land of Stories  The Wishing Spell
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781405517911
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Release: 2012-07-17
Editor: Little Brown Bks Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change. When the twins' grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they're about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real. But as Alex and Conner soon discover, the stories they know so well haven't ended in this magical land - Goldilocks is now a wanted fugitive, Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom, and Queen Cinderella is about to become a mother! The twins know they must get back home somehow. But with the legendary Evil Queen hot on their trail, will they ever find the way? The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell brings readers on a thrilling quest filled with magic spells, laugh-out-loud humour and page-turning adventure.

Power to the Princess

Power to the Princess
Author: Vita Murrow
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781786039385
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Release: 2018-09-06
Editor: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Brilliant." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review What if princesses didn’t always marry Prince Charming and live happily ever after? In this stunning anthology—elegantly presented in a red, clothbound hard cover with gold-toned metallic debossing—15 favorite fairytales have been retold for a new generation. These princesses are smart, funny, and kind, and can do anything they set their minds to. Focused on issues including self-image, confidence, LGBTQ, friendship, advocacy, and disability, these stories are perfect for sharing between parents and children, or for older princesses or princes to read by themselves. They teach that a princess is a person who seeks to help others, is open to learning new things, and looks for ways to add purpose to their lives and the lives of those around them. Get reacquainted with these powerful princesses: Snow White—champion of real beauty Sleeping Beauty—specialist on sleeping disorders Thumbelina—music producer and advocate Rapunzel—world-famous architect Belle the Brave—undercover agent Elisabeth and the Wild Swans—fashion designer Cinderella—prime minster and businesswoman Star and the 12 Dancers—dancer The Goose Girl—stand-up comedian Princess Sevinah (and the Pea)—founder of the Fairyland Dating Service The Snow Queen—winter sports coach The Little Mermaid—advocate for peace between mer-people and humans Zade—storyteller (of 1001 tales) and businesswoman Evangeline (The Frog Princess)—natural historian Little Red Riding Hood—environmentalist and Princess of the Wolves Power to the princess!

Bygone Badass Broads

Bygone Badass Broads
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781683352334
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Release: 2018-02-27
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on Mackenzi Lee’s popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world. With tales of heroism and cunning, in-depth bios and witty storytelling, Bygone Badass Broads gives new life to these historic female pioneers. Starting in the fifth century BC and continuing to the present, the book takes a closer look at bold and inspiring women who dared to step outside the traditional gender roles of their time. Coupled with riveting illustrations and Lee’s humorous and conversational storytelling style, this book is an outright celebration of the badass women who paved the way for the rest of us.

Bedtime for Batman

Bedtime for Batman
Author: Michael Dahl
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9781623709211
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Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a dark night comes to the big city, one little super hero prepares for a great adventure . . . bedtime! Award-winning author Michael Dahl (Goodnight Baseball, Goodnight Football, and Goodnight Hockey) and illustrator Ethen Beavers (DC Super Friends) team up to bring you the ultimate bedtime board book. Bedtime for Batman is the perfect way to say goodnight to your own little super hero.

The Secret Guests

The Secret Guests
Author: Benjamin Black
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250133021
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Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"When you're done binge-watching The Crown, pick up this multifaceted wartime thriller." —Kirkus Reviews As London endures nightly German bombings, Britain’s secret service whisks the princesses Elizabeth and Margaret from England, seeking safety for the young royals on an old estate in Ireland. Ahead of the German Blitz during World War II, English parents from every social class sent their children to the countryside for safety, displacing more than three million young offspring. In The Secret Guests, the British royal family takes this evacuation a step further, secretly moving the princesses to the estate of the Duke of Edenmore in “neutral” Ireland. A female English secret agent, Miss Celia Nashe, and a young Irish detective, Garda Strafford, are assigned to watch over “Ellen” and “Mary” at Clonmillis Hall. But the Irish stable hand, the housemaid, the formidable housekeeper, the Duke himself, and other Irish townspeople, some of whom lost family to English gunshots during the War of Independence, go freely about their business in and around the great house. Soon suspicions about the guests’ true identities percolate, a dangerous boredom sets in for the princesses, and, within and without Clonmillis acreage, passions as well as stakes rise. Benjamin Black, who has good information that the princesses were indeed in Ireland for a time during the Blitz, draws readers into a novel as fascinating as the nascent career of Miss Nashe, as tender as the homesickness of the sisters, as intriguing as Irish-English relations during WWII, and as suspenseful and ultimately action-packed as war itself.

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L'Engle,General Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9789389157727
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Release: 2019-07-18
Editor: GENERAL PRESS
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It was a dark and stormy night—Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

Bad Girls Throughout History

Bad Girls Throughout History
Author: Ann Shen
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781452157023
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Release: 2016-09-06
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World delivers a empowering book for women and girls of all ages, featuring 100 women who made history and made their mark on the world, it's a best-selling book you can be proud to display in your home. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. Explored in this history book, include: • Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. • Sojourner Truth, women's rights activist and abolitionist. • Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. • Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. • Joan Jett, godmother of punk. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, women in science, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women who dared to push boundaries vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, gift-worthy tribute to rebel girls everywhere. A lovely gift for teen girls, stories to share with a young girl at bedtime, or a book to display on a coffee table, everyone will enjoy learning about and celebrating the accomplishments of these phenomenal women.

Princesses

Princesses
Author: Flora Fraser
Pages: 536
ISBN: 9781408832530
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Release: 2012-03-11
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this sumptuous group portrait of the six daughters of 'Mad' King George III, acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser takes us into the heart of the British Royal family during the tumultuous period of the American and French revolutions. Drawing on their extraordinary private correspondence, Fraser gives voice to these handsome, accomplished, extremely well-educated women: Princess Royal, the eldest, constantly at odds with her mother; home-loving, family-minded Augusta; plump Elizabeth, a gifted amateur artist; Mary the bland beauty of the family; Sophia, emotional and prone to take refuge in illness; and Amelia, 'the most turbulent and tempestuous of all the princesses.' Never before has the historical searchlight been turned with such sympathy and acuity on George III and his family.

Guardian Princesses Inaugural Trilogy

Guardian Princesses Inaugural Trilogy
Author: Setsu Shigematsu,Ashanti McMillon,Guardian Princess Alliance
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0991319435
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Release: 2014-03-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Inaugural Trilogy contains the first three Guardian Princess Stories in a Special Heirloom Hardback Volume. Princess Terra and King Abaddon; Princess Vinnea and The Gulavores; and Princess Mariana and Lixo Island.

Pirate Women

Pirate Women
Author: Laura Duncombe
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781613736043
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Release: 2017-04-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the first-ever comprehensive survey of the world's female buccaneers, Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas tells of the women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside—and sometimes in command of—their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom. History has largely ignored these female swashbucklers, until now. Here are their stories, from ancient Norse warriors like Awilda, Stikla, and Rusla; to Sayyida al-Hurra of the Barbary corsairs; from Grace O'Malley, who terrorized shipping operations around the British Isles during the reign of Queen Elizabeth; to Cheng I Sao, who commanded a fleet of 400 ships off China in the early 19th century.Author Laura Sook Duncombe also looks beyond the stories to the storytellers and mythmakers. What biases and agendas motivated them? What did they leave out? Pirate Women explores why and how these stories are told and passed down and how history changes depending on who is recording it. It's the largest overview of women pirates in one volume and chock-full of swashbuckling adventures. In this book, pirate women are pulled from the shadows into the spotlight that they deserve.