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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (Oct. 4 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780446585026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446585026
  • ASIN: 0446585025
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 4-7-This collection of folktales from around the world presents a range of tales that all feature strong women. While the majority of stories (7 out of 13) are European in origin, most are relatively unfamiliar. Only four of the tales, "Atalanta the Huntress," "Fitcher's Bird" (a Bluebeard/Mr. Fox variant), "Burd Janet" (a Tam Lin variant), and "Molly Whuppie," are likely to be recognized by readers. Yolen's retellings are consistently engaging and well written, whether she is dealing with the history of the White River Sioux in "Brave Woman Counts Coup" or "Nana Miriam," a culture hero of the Songhai of Niger. Ample source notes and explanations of Yolen's additions and changes are included as is a thorough bibliography. Unfortunately, the cover painting of a buxom girl on a ship seems much more suited to a "damsel in distress" collection than to these stories that eschew the helpless female. However, the interior illustrations are better.
Ellen A. Greever, University of New Orleans, LA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The title says it all: this is a spirited collection with a lively pace. Yolen's introduction, written as an open letter to her daughter and granddaughters, and her notes and bibliography frame the collection well. Like a bezel that holds a gem, her beginning and ending pieces remind us that girls know how to be heroes (but that boys need to know it, too) and that every time and culture has stories of female heroes that need to be heard again and again. So Yolen tells tales that may be familiar--among them, Germany's "Fitcher's Bird," related to "Mr. Fox and Bluebeard," in which the young Erna saves herself and her sisters from the clutches of an evil wizard. Other tales will be less well known: in a tale from Romania, Mizilca serves in the sultan's army in her sick father's place; and in a tale from Argentina, Maldonada's kindness to a puma and its cubs saves her. The stories sing and soar in Yolen's supple language, and each is contained enough for a read-aloud. Illustrations not available in galley. GraceAnne A. DeCandido --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shivani C on Dec 4 2011
Format: Hardcover
Couldn't help but read this book in Ellen's voice! It was light, fluffy and funny... perfect for reading on the commute or just to give your mind a break. Don't expect literary genius from this.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By coopermom27 on Oct. 25 2011
Format: Hardcover
Ellen's third book is probably the best yet! From the cover (where she tells me I'm her favorite reader and she likes how I hold the book) to the inside cover (where I'm assured reading this book will help me lose weight and get healthier) to the chapter for kids with coloring pages, this book is awesome!! If you like Ellen, you will love this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda Haddad on June 21 2013
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With a light heart I read this book before sleeping, it washes away my worries gets me in a relaxed mood.
And makes me giggle before sleeping.
Love it. Well written. When you hold it just feels really good. Yeh a feel good book!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karen Sanghera on Oct. 14 2012
Format: Hardcover
Purchased this book in audio form for a car ride. Honestly, I was looking to be entertained by something that I thought would be funny and light. I didn't really have any high expectations. Unfortunately this was a terrible listen. It started out strong and then it just went to ramblings that made no sense at all. I am actually a fan of Ellen otherwise, but this book was definitely a waste of money and time.
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By fredamans TOP 500 REVIEWER on Sept. 20 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Every one on the planet knows who Ellen is and how funny she is. This book is everything you would expect it to be. Have to say though, at times I wasn't sure of she was taking the piss or not. I sure don't believe most of it any way. I think it was all for laughs, maybe I'm wrong, but at least the laughs were there. If you're looking for her personal life and 'real-life' moments, keep looking. You will be sorely disappointed if you're looking for a glimpse into her life or what makes her tick. This book is nothing but laughs and some insanity. That's entertainment though.
I flew through this pretty fast, because it was hilarious. It was exactly what I needed at the time.

3.5/5
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alice Wile on Jan. 7 2014
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While Ellen is entertaining in person, in written form she is not. This was a book full of rubbish. I didn't even smile once much less laugh out loud. Come on Ellen, don't insult our intelligence by putting something like this on the market.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ThreeMakesCrazy on Oct. 6 2013
Format: Paperback
I love Ellen but this book is boring, not well written and pedantic. A couple of laughs but you have to weed through a lot of nonsense to get to them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tricia on Oct. 5 2013
Format: Paperback
She says so herself in the book she didn't intend on writing a third book and it was apparent by her constant rambling and, I kid you not, blank pages or pages for colouring. She's funny on tv but not so much in this book.
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