Both children enjoy the colorful idioms and the tales!
The point is, I highly recommend this book, whether you're a a parent looking to entertain your children or a scholar looking to add more folklore to your library.
I have a large collection of various fairytale anthologies; this is by far the best of the genre.
Short to very brief tales from diverse cultures are great for adults and children. Women are portrayed as intelligent, brave, persistant, and quick on their feet.Published 2 months ago by Patricia A. Brande
Finally, stories of strong, smart, adventurous, and loving girls/woman. This book is both well written and well organized.... Not to mention inspiringPublished 12 months ago by Nancy Polli
I love this book. I really enjoy the stories themselves (I'm a folk/fairytale geek) and I also appreciate the author's notes at the end of each story. Read morePublished on April 10, 2012 by Pamela
I loved this book and wanted to order numerous copies of it for gifts to give to mother's of baby girls. Read morePublished on October 23, 2011 by Sasha
I love this book! I bought this because my little girl loves to hear stories. I wanted to learn some new stories with girls and women as the heros and this book is perfect. Read morePublished on April 7, 2010 by monkey stink
This is one of the more satisfying books I have read. There are so many empowering and thought-provoking stories about and for WOMEN. Read morePublished on February 3, 2010 by Jazz R
I appreciate Ragan's effort to go out and gather the diverse collection of stories but I have to agree with a lot of the criticism by "very, very disappointing" dated Sept. Read morePublished on January 28, 2009 by M. Rodriquez
This is a fabulous book! Love it, love it, love it! Nice quick reads which always send my brain pondering to many different topics and levels and thoughts about how society and... Read morePublished on November 20, 2008 by M. Doyle
I found this book while doing research for my high school senior paper in 2002. I still have it, still treasure it, and read it often. Read morePublished on January 29, 2008 by EAO