Rejected Princesses

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

Princesses Behaving Badly

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

Tough Mothers

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

More Than a Princess

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

The Tale of Princess Fatima Warrior Woman

The Tale of Princess Fatima  Warrior Woman
Author: Melanie Magidow
Release: 2021-08-03
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780525506034
Language: en
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Published in English for the first time, and the only Arabic epic named for a woman, The Tale of Princess Fatima recounts the thrilling adventures of a legendary medieval warrior universally known throughout the Middle East and long overdue to join world literature's pantheon of female heroes. A Penguin Classic A fearsome, sword-slinging heroine who defeated countless men in stealth attacks on horseback, Dhat al-Himma, or Princess Fatima, was secretly given away at birth because she wasn't male, only to triumph as the most formidable warrior of her time. Known alternately as "she-wolf," "woman of high resolve," and "calamity of the soul," she lives on in this rousing narrative of female empowerment, in which she leads armies of more than seventy thousand men in clashes between rival tribes and between Muslims and Christians; reconciles with her father after taking him prisoner; and fends off her infatuated cousin, who challenges her to a battle for the right to marry her. Though her cousin suffers an ignominious defeat, he impregnates Fatima against her will and, when she gives birth to a Black son, disowns his own son, who also grows up to be a great warrior, eventually avenging his mother's honor. The epic culminates in a showdown between Fatima and another formidable warrior woman, and earns Fatima a place alongside the likes of Circe, Mulan, Wonder Woman, Katniss Everdeen and other powerful women.

The Paper Bag Princess

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

Bad Girls Throughout History

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

The Hero s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

The Hero   s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
Author: Christopher Healy
Release: 2012-06-28
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780007479924
Language: en
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A fast-paced and hilarious fantasy quest in the grand tradition of Shrek and The Princess Bride, starring four very unlikely, but likeable, heroes.

Guardian Princesses Inaugural Trilogy

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

Joan of Kent

Joan of Kent
Author: Penny Lawne
Release: 2015-02-15
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781445644714
Language: en
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The story of the beautiful wife of the Black Prince and mother of Richard II.

A Wrinkle in Time

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

Josephine

Josephine
Author: Jean-Claude Baker,Chris Chase
Release: 1993
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 532
ISBN: 9780815411727
Language: en
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This revelatory biography of Folies-Bergere dance Josephine Baker (1906-1975) is a study of struggle, triumph, and tragedy. Abandoned at birth, she battled racism, poverty, and sexism to become an international star.

Raising a Modern Day Princess

Raising a Modern Day Princess
Author: Pam Farrel,Doreen Hanna
Release: 2012-04-09
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1604829273
Language: en
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In the same tradition as Raising a Modern-Day Knight, this book is designed to equip parents to cultivate strong relationships with their adolescents. Raising a Modern-Day Princess stresses the importance of creating a rite of passage for teen girls—a defining moment in which girls can be blessed by significant adults in their lives, and a call for their families and communities to celebrate and support them as they enter womanhood. This book offers practical help in raising a generation of women to see themselves as God sees them—as daughters of the King.

Part Time Princesses

Part Time Princesses
Author: Monica Gallagher
Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Oni Press
Pages: 168
ISBN: 162010217X
Language: en
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Beautiful, popular, and adored by all, Courtney, Amber, Tiffany, and Michelle can't wait to graduate and take their place among the world's elite. But when all their future plans are ruined, the girls have only one back-up plan-working as costumed princesses at the local amusement park. Unfortunately, increased gang activity has driven away all but the most loyal of customers. With the park on the verge of closing, the girls resolve to fight back, bring back their adoring customers, save the amusement park they never wanted to work at, and maybe learn something about themselves along the way.

Silence of Stone

Silence of Stone
Author: Annamarie Beckel
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1550812432
Language: en
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Based on historical records, Silence of Stone recounts the story of Marguerite de Roberval, a young French noblewoman. During a colonising expedition to New France in 1542, she falls in love with a soldier. Jean-François de Roberval, commander of the expedition and Marguerite's guardian, is so outraged at the disgrace she has brought upon the name Roberval that he abandons her, her lover, and a servant on the Isle of Demons, a small island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Marguerite survives, spending nearly a year entirely alone. More than two years after her abandonment, she retu s to France, rescued from the island by a Breton fishing ship. In Silence of Stone, Marguerite at 36 is an entirely different woman from the 18-year old abandoned on the Isle of Demons, so much so that she speaks of her younger self as "she." Sixteen years after her retu to France, relentlessly questioned by King François II's geographer, André Thevet, Marguerite reluctantly recounts her life on the island.

The Olive Fairy Book

The Olive Fairy Book
Author: Andrew Lang,Henry Justice Ford
Release: 1907
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 336
ISBN: HARVARD:32044024056178
Language: en
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Twenty-nine tales from the folklore of Turkey, India, Denmark, Armenia, and the Sudan.

The Disney Princess

The Disney Princess
Author: Charles Solomon
Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1452159114
Language: en
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In Disney Princess, nostalgic fans and collectors finally have the chance to get a closer look at how each of the princesses came to be. This spectacular, eye-catching package serves as the definitive celebration and history of the Disney princess from 1937 to 2019. For every classic Disney fairytale, the Disney princess has always been the beating heart and soul--the magic ingredient that ties the masterpiece together. - Filled with never-before-seen concept art from various archival collections within Disney - Features over 200 colorful images - Includes a brief history of how and why Disney began developing princess characters Each chapter of this stunning book focuses on a princess and the visual development of each Disney princess. Organized chronologically by release date, this serves as a comprehensive history of the princesses. - Features Snow White, Belle, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Anna & Elsa, and Moana - A must-have for collectors of all things Disney, especially nostalgic Disney memorabilia - Perfect for those who loved The Art of the Disney Princess by Disney Book Group, Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Disney Beauty and the Beast by Charles Solomon, and The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation by John Canemaker. (c)2020 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Leper Spy

Leper Spy
Author: Ben Montgomery
Release: 2016-10-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781613734339
Language: en
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The GIs called her Joey. Hundreds owed their lives to the tiny Filipina who stashed explosives in spare tires, tracked Japanese troop movements, and smuggled maps of fortifications across enemy lines. As the Battle of Manila raged, Josefina Guerrero walked through gunfire to bandage wounds and close the eyes of the dead. Her valor earned her the Medal of Freedom, but what made her a good spy was also destroying her: leprosy, which so horrified the Japanese they refused to search her. After the war, army chaplains found her in a nightmarish leper colony and fought for the US government to do something it had never done: welcome a foreigner with leprosy. This brought her celebrity, which she used to publicly speak for other sufferers. However, the notoriety haunted her and she sought a way to disappear. Ben Montgomery now brings Guerrero's heroic accomplishments to light.

Bad Princess True Tales from Behind the Tiara

Bad Princess  True Tales from Behind the Tiara
Author: Kris Waldherr
Release: 2018-01-30
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781338047998
Language: en
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Forget everything you thought you knew about princesses... Welcome to Bad Princess by Kris Waldherr (author of Doomed Queens), where you'll discover what really happens after "Happily Ever After." From the war-torn Dark Ages of Medieval Europe to America's Gilded Age, and all the way up to Kate Middleton, Bad Princess explores more than 30 true princess stories, going beyond the glitz and glamour to find out what life was really like for young royals throughout history. A mix of royal biography, pop culture, art, style, and pure fun, Bad Princess is a whip-smart, tongue-in-cheek spin on the traditional princess narrative, proving that it takes more than a pretty crown to be a great leader.

Pirate Women

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