Dark Fairy Tales of Fearless Women
Enter a world in which magic exists, hope wins and every woman’s heart is alive with courage!
This global feast of ancient tales features valiant women overcoming every kind of obstacle and danger to fulfil their destinies. Travel through Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and the Pacific. Shudder, cheer and laugh out loud as the heroines deal with trolls, faeries, dragons and ghosts; admire their knowledge, wit and cunning; marvel at shapeshifting and other manifestations of the supernatural.
A rich collection of fairy tales, beautifully illustrated throughout with Joe McClaren woodcuts, this book is stitched together like a series of Scheherazade stories. It is story-telling at its best, pitch perfect fairy tales of fearless women for readers everywhere.
About the Author
Rosalind Kerven is a folklorist and the author of over 60 books published in 22 countries. She has a specialist knowledge of world myths, legends and folk tales and is on a mission to bring these wonderful tales alive for new generations of readers. Her other bestselling titles include Native American Myths and Viking Myths & Sagas. She lives in the Northumberland National Park.
Praise for Dark Fairy Tales of Fearless Women
'An appealing and accessible introduction to the folklore of many different places around the world... The narrative voice is vivid and flexible, drawing in the reader from the beginning... A pleasure to read.’ - Journal of the Folklore Society - Sophia Kingshill