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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Princess Me

Princess Me
Author: Karma Wilson
Release: 2007-10-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781416940982
Language: en
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Make way! Make way! Here comes the princess of the land. She's sweet and kind. She's oh-so-grand. And just who is she, this lovely Princess Me? Come inside this book to see! A child's bedroom is transformed into a magical kingdom in this bright, lively offering from Karma Wilson -- the author of the bestselling series that began with Bear Snores On, illustrated by Jane Chapman.

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.

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.

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.

The Royal Heart

The Royal Heart
Author: Greg McGoon
Release: 2015-09-21
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1612862756
Language: en
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Once upon a time in a faraway land, an heir to the throne is born. The King has a son to follow in his footsteps. But life might not be quite as it appears for this Royal Family. All will be revealed on their child's 16th birthday. Family love triumphs over doubt and together they grow stronger. Join this Royal Family on the path of discovery, acceptance, and celebration.

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.

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.

Failed Princesses Vol 4

Failed Princesses Vol  4
Author: Ajiichi
Release: 2021-08-31
Editor: Failed Princesses
Pages: 180
ISBN: 1648272878
Language: en
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Princesses

Princesses
Author: Flora Fraser
Release: 2012-03-11
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 536
ISBN: 9781408832530
Language: en
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In this sumptuous group portrait of the six daughters of 'Mad' King George III, acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser takes us into the heart of the British Royal family during the tumultuous period of the American and French revolutions. Drawing on their extraordinary private correspondence, Fraser gives voice to these handsome, accomplished, extremely well-educated women: Princess Royal, the eldest, constantly at odds with her mother; home-loving, family-minded Augusta; plump Elizabeth, a gifted amateur artist; Mary the bland beauty of the family; Sophia, emotional and prone to take refuge in illness; and Amelia, 'the most turbulent and tempestuous of all the princesses.' Never before has the historical searchlight been turned with such sympathy and acuity on George III and his family.

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.

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.