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Women Warriors: Adventures from History's Greatest Female Fighters
     

Women Warriors: Adventures from History's Greatest Female Fighters

by Teena Apeles
 

Women from all walks of life—peasants, queens, princesses, wives, mothers, and sisters—have fought for freedom and honor throughout history. These brave (and sometimes bloodthirsty) women have been too often lost in the male-dominated annals of military history. In this fun, informative, and beautifully designed volume, the true stories of women from

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Women from all walks of life—peasants, queens, princesses, wives, mothers, and sisters—have fought for freedom and honor throughout history. These brave (and sometimes bloodthirsty) women have been too often lost in the male-dominated annals of military history. In this fun, informative, and beautifully designed volume, the true stories of women from around the globe come to life, including the Amazons; Lozen, Apache warrior; Tomoe Gozen of Japan; Queen Boudicca of the Celts; Lakshmibai of India, and the Trung sisters of Vietnam. But women warriors aren’t just ancient mythology; also featured are the modern women who grace the playing fields, small and big screen, comic books, and the political arena—from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa and Madeline Albright to the Powerpuff Girls.

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Queens, princesses, and heads of state mingle with pop culture icons such as Wonder Woman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Powerpuff Girls in this slim, eye-catching volume celebrating mighty women of history and legend. What did Joan of Arc's banner look like? Why did Lozen, Apache warrior women, never marry? What kind of clothes were worn by Boudicca, the Celtic Queen who led a bloody rebellion against Roman rule? Short entries with simple sentence structure combine with generous illustrations and colorful sidebars sure to attract browsers as well as reluctant readers in search of information for biography reports. Each feisty female merits a section called Vital Stats, which lists her full name, how you pronounce it, claim to fame, dates of birth and death, nationality, and cause of death. No flowery prose here, or complex historical analysis; just straightforward facts made fun. Well worth the price for any collection. (Live Girls series). KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2003, Seal Press, 143p. illus. bibliog. index., Ages 12 to 18.
—Jessica Swaim

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580051118
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/11/2004
Series:
Live Girls Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 7.02(h) x 0.34(d)

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