Girls to the Rescue Book #1: Tales of Clever, Courageous Girls from Around the World

Girls to the Rescue Book #1: Tales of Clever, Courageous Girls from Around the World

3.9 1204
by Bruce Lansky
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

In most heroic tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her.  But the spunky girls in this entertaining series are much too busy saving the day to await Prince Charming.  These adaptations and original stories from around the world inspire readers to become a new kind of heroine.  If you enjoy the stories in this book, look for

Overview

In most heroic tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her.  But the spunky girls in this entertaining series are much too busy saving the day to await Prince Charming.  These adaptations and original stories from around the world inspire readers to become a new kind of heroine.  If you enjoy the stories in this book, look for more fun adventures in the other books in the series.

In most heroic tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her.  But the spunky girls in this entertaining series are much too busy saving the day to await Prince Charming.  These adaptations and original stories from around the world inspire readers to become a new kind of heroine.  If you enjoy the stories in this book, look for more fun adventures in the other books in the series.

This first book contains the following short stories:  "The Fairy Godmother's Assitant" (an original story), "Grandma Rosa's Bowl" (adapted from a Grimm Brothers' Story), "For Love of Sunny" (an original story), "Carla and the Greedy Merchant" (adapted from a folktale), "Savannah's Piglets" (adapted from a folktale), "Kimi Meets the Ogre" (an original story), "The Innkeeper's Wise Daughter" (retold from a Russian folktale), "The Royal Joust" (an original story), "Chardae's Thousand and One Nights" (adapted from a story in The Arabian Nights) and "Lian and the Unicorn" (an original story).

Editorial Reviews

Women's Circle
Girls to the Rescue will please and inspire girls.
Kansas City Star
“Inspiring reading.”
Jeanette S. Gadeberg
“It is refreshing to see new girl-friendly twists on old themes that empower girls to believe in themselves and their abilities.”
Nicole Bondi
"Provides positive female role models.”
Peggy Orenstein
“Forget about glass slippers and helpless damsels. The moral of this story is: Girls can do anything, even save the day!”
Mary Pipher
“Girls to the Rescue is a powerful antidote to all those helpless, hopeless princess stories. These stories are amusing, poignant, inspiring, and ultimately healing.”
Mary Hance
“Inspiring.”
Lee Littlewood
“Must reading.”
Lynn Gibson
“Delightful.”
Sallie Han
“Girls to the Rescue turns a new page and Prince Charming is history.”
Women’s Circle
“Girls to the Rescue will please and inspire girls."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442418615
Publisher:
Meadowbrook
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Series:
Girls to the Rescue Series , #1
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
118
Sales rank:
382,305
Lexile:
780L (what's this?)
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Bruce Lansky has edited a number of poetry anthologies (including Rolling in the Aisles, Kids Pick the Funniest Poems, If Kids Ruled the School, A Bad Case of the Giggles, Miles of Smiles, and No More Homework! No More Tests!), and 3 silly songbook anthologies. Lansky created the popular GigglePoetry.com website for children and the PoetryTeachers.com website for teachers. He also created the Girls to the Rescue series, the New Fangled Fairy Tales series, and the Can You Solve the Mysteries series.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Girls to the Rescue Book #1: Tales of Clever, Courageous Girls from Around the World 3.9 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 1204 reviews.
thecollector0 More than 1 year ago
I read both the first and second book and I can say only: Enchanting and wonderful! I will look for more of these exciting stories. Highly recommended!
NightingaleTamar More than 1 year ago
Educated fairytales? Without weak feminine role models? That are still fun to read? Best for preteens, I think 8-12ish age range, but still enjoyable as a read aloud to younger children and I personally enjoyed reading them as well(I adore fables and fairy tales, though....). Personally can recommend... my nine year old DD is going to be reading this one, and as a free download, it's a steal. Book size is smallish- it's a collection of short stories, and is under a hundred pages, but that's a bonus for the target age range. Hope you enjoy!
Stephanie Pena More than 1 year ago
it was such a good book i had to get the second book in the series and im going to read it right away
Lorna Mercado More than 1 year ago
Its ok but its a little to easy. Its like a beginer book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this with my granddaughter. Ready to read #2. I loved that this book was free. I wish somemore of the Recue Girls series would be offered free as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great stories featuring brave girls with a strong head on there shoulders. Loved these tales and will definitely be reading more.
Christina Pina Arpin More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed reading this i hope to share such stories with my kids some day
Aleea Alkhaili More than 1 year ago
this book is very good!
GordonF More than 1 year ago
A solid collection of short stories with strong heroines. Some of the stories are extremely short though. But the women here are smart, strong, quick thinking, wise, and courageous. There is a nearly complete lack of violence in these stories, which isn't all bad. If there's one thing we could do with a little less of it's explicite violence. But, it would be nice to read about a heroine who ignores gender roles - because girls should be allow to hit things too. Even if it's just implied...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book and i really enjoy this book !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting and not boring. I say its AWESOME!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MAKE MORE!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know if i should read it because the sample is not the story. Who has 10 pages of contents and all that stuff?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IF U LIKE SOMETHING SHORT AND BOREING TO READ .READ THIS SMPLE. Kk . Joyalicous
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Look ar title
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In your face, boys! Loved it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was good but it wasnt really my type of book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tots awsome btw (by the way) tots means totally
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutley amazing it has gr8 stories+its free
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupid book! Dont buy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inspiring andfunny(LOL)@times
Miguel Ortiz More than 1 year ago
I think that this book is great for good readers. This book is about girls helping people and giving edvice and saving the day