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Girls to the Rescue, #1 by Bruce Lansky
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Jan 23, 11

bookshelves: dragons, fairy, grimm, cinderella, short-stories, kindle-freebie, fantasy-fairy-tales-influ, feminist-fiction
Read on January 23, 2011

This is a good little collection of fairy tales about girls doing the deeds, be it rescuing thier brother, dealing with stepmothers, or a bunch of other things.

While each tale is retold by a different author, the tales come from a wide background. There is a story about former slaves in the United States, there is a story with a unicorn, there is a beautiful story about a princess killing a dragon and a troll.

The stories are designed for children, mostly girls, and the girls succeed largely due to brains. There was no line about how the heroine was the most beautiful and nicest daughter.

Which was very nice.

If your daughter likes princesses, there is one tale, despite what the introduction claims, where the princess is the central character, but she is nothing like a Disney princess.
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