112 pages
5 1/4" x 7 1/2"

Girls to the Rescue #1—The Royal Joust

10 inspiring stories about clever and courageous girls from around the world

Edited by Bruce Lansky

In most heroic tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her. But the spunky girls in this entertaining series are much too busy saving the day to await Prince Charming. These adaptations and original stories from around the world inspire readers to become a new kind of heroine.

This first book contains the following short stories: "The Fairy Godmother's Assistant" (an original story), "Grandma Rosa's Bowl" (adapted from a Grimm Brothers' Story), "For Love of Sunny" (an original story), "Carla and the Greedy Merchant" (adapted from a folktale), "Savannah's Piglets" (adapted from a folktale), "Kimi Meets the Ogre" (an original story), "The Innkeeper's Wise Daughter" (retold from a Russian folktale), "The Royal Joust" (an original story), "Chardae's Thousand and One Nights" (adapted from a story in The Arabian Nights) and "Lian and the Unicorn" (an original story).

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"Forget about glass slippers and helpess damsels. The moral of this story is: girls can do anything, even save the day!"

-Peggy Orenstein, Author of School Girls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap

"Girls to the Rescue is a powerful antidote to all those helpless, hopeless princess stories. These stories are amusing, poignant, inspiring, and ultimately healing."

-Mary Pipher, Ph.D., Author of Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

"It is refreshing to see new, girl friendly twists on old themes that empower girls to believe in themselves and their abilities."

-Jeanette S. Gadeberg, Author of Raising Strong Daughters











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