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Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavollo

A truly wonderful book.

I read the tales that stood out to me straight away, and then went back through and picked through the tales that I didn't know about after. You could read it in a day, or, as intended, read a story a night for 100 nights.

Synopsis: What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don't need rescuing.

Goodreads Rating: Definitely 5/5 Stars

Review: I had heard about this book, but I had never seen it in bookstores or remembered to look into it more. Until I saw it in my local Tesco. Instantly I knew I wanted it. Although this is 'technically' a children's book, I believe that a grown adult can enjoy the tales of the extraordinary women in this book. The illustrations are beautiful and all created by female illustrators. If you have a friend with young children, children yourself, or just want to find out more, in a snapshot, about 100 wonderful women who have lived on this planet, then you'll want to have this book! Suitable for girls & BOYS, we all know about Henry VIII, Julius Caesar, Picasso, what about some of the females who have shaped our Earth?

Normally, I don't include images from within the books I read (mainly because they're just pages of words in Times New Roman), but this book is too beautiful not to share some of my favourites!

Buy the book here.

- K.B

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