Sunday, October 9, 2022

"Epic Myths for Fearless Girls" - a bookwrap



Epic Myths for Fearless Girls 

by Claudia Martin

illustrated by Khoa Le


* Reading Age:  8-12 years

* Grade Level:  4-6

* Hardcover/Length:  128 pages

* Publisher:  Arcturus 

* Pub. Date:  October 1, 2022

* ISBN-10:  1398819964

* ISBN-13:  978-1398819962

* Language:  English 

 About the Series

Arcturus Publishing's Inspiring Heroines series retells classic children's stories, showcasing strong female protagonists who strike out against adversity and smash stereotypes. Featuring enchanting full-color illustrations by Khoa Le, these empowering tales will inspire young readers to dream big.

 Myths include

• Mami Wata's Golden Comb (Liberia)
• Freyja's Necklace (Norse)
• Durga and the Buffalo Demon (India)
• Amaterasu and the Cave (Japan)
• Isis Discovers the Name of Ra (Egypt)
• Sedna of the Sea (Inuit)
• Pandora and the Jar (Greece)
• Nu Wa and the Pillars of Heaven (China)
• Hina Journeys to the Moon (Polynesia)
• The Girl and the Windigo (Ojibwe)
• Oochigeas and the Invisible One (Mi'kmaq)
• Pele Fights with her Sister (Hawai'i)
• Oshun Brings Water (Yorusha)
• The Trials of Étain (Ireland)
• Xquic and the Empty Net (Maya)

Ideal for children aged 7+.

Unwrapping Some Illustrations 

Taken from Freya’s Necklace (Norse) 


Taken from How Japlo Stole Mami Wata’s Comb 

The Book


This is a collection of fifteen myths from around the world.  It is stunningly packaged in a full-colour hardback edition that is perfect for gift-giving.  The tales encompass cultures, values and different time periods.  

The book celebrates magical heroines and mighty goddesses from a variety of backgrounds that are involved in very interesting and riveting plots. 

The illustrations are beautifully executed and the message is inspiring.  

"This collection showcases narratives that celebrate strong, independent women. They run free and possess the qualities we would hope for in our daughters and friends: self-confidence, strength, wits, courage, fearlessness, and independence."

With the entire world as a stage these well-chosen and thrilling myths are sure to be ingested with gusto by the reader.  Follow the adventures of spirited Sedna, who protects the animals of the ocean, selfless Tanis who saves her village from a terrible monster and brave Japlo who outwits a water spirit.  Each story is easy to comprehend and opens up a window into the history, cultures and beliefs of others to enjoy.  This magnificent collection of myths and legends may just encourage readers to unleash their own inner strength and make a difference in their own world.  I highly recommend this book! 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Claudia Martin is a highly respected author of non-fiction for children and young adults, with an exceptional talent for making complex ideas accessible. She specializes in the subjects of geography, science, and the natural world. Her books have been translated into 14 languages and have sold over a quarter of a million copies. She lives in London.

About the Illustrator

Khoa Le is the author and illustrator of numerous picture books. She also works as a graphic designer and painter. Khoa has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in different Asian countries.

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