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Tatterhood and Other Tales
     

Tatterhood and Other Tales

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by Ethel Johnston Phelps (Editor), Pamela Baldwin Ford (Illustrator)
 

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These twenty-five traditional tales come from Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. All the central characters are spirited females—decisive heroes of extraordinary courage, wit, and achievement who set out to determine their own fate. Some of their stories are comic, some adventurous, some eerie, and some magical. The Chicago Sun-Times writes:

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These twenty-five traditional tales come from Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. All the central characters are spirited females—decisive heroes of extraordinary courage, wit, and achievement who set out to determine their own fate. Some of their stories are comic, some adventurous, some eerie, and some magical. The Chicago Sun-Times writes: "A sparkling gathering of traditional, yet little-known, tales from all parts of the globe. The female characters. . . manage to outsmart, outdo, and over-power the villains with nerves of steel, cunning minds, and disarming senses of humor."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780912670508
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
226,784
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author


Ethel Johnston Phelps (1914–1984) held a master's degree in medieval kiterature, coedited a Ricardian journal, and published several articles on fifteenth-century subjects. She compiled two anthologies of feminist folktales from around the world, Tatterhood and The Maid of the North.

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Tatterhood and Other Tales 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Drama_MamaCA More than 1 year ago
I buy this as a shower gift for every mother-to-be of a girl. Fun, and the girl is the hero.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FairyMomTX More than 1 year ago
In my humble opinion, this is a must read book for moms of girls. It is a fairy/folk tale book, so there will be magic, just like Grimm's or Lang's; however, this book is a collection of stories where the protagonist is a female. A very different perspective from your standard damsel-in-distress type fairy tales usually told at this age.
aaqq More than 1 year ago
Stories from around the world where girls are the protagonists and win the day with cleverness more than violence. The stories are very entertaining.