ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: July 18, 2013
Girls, Goddesses and Giants: Tales of Heroines from Around the World
By (author) Lari Don
A selection of brilliant folk tales about heroines from all around the world. In these stories it’s the girls who save the day through their courage, cunning or kindness – whether they are facing up to wolves, demons, dragons, enemy tribes, or the sun itself! Handsome princes need not apply – these girls are doing it for themselves. Stories from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe make this a really inclusive anthology of girl power, stunningly illustrated in papercut style.
Lari Don spent ten childhood years living beside a distillery, a river and a railway line, giving her lots of opportunities for incredibly dangerous outdoor games. She was the Scottish National Party’s Press Officer for many exciting and sleepless years and then a researcher and producer at BBC Radio Scotland. She won the Canongate Prize in 2001. She now lives in Leith, and is a fulltime children’s writer and storyteller.