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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls : 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women - Elena Favilli

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

100 Tales of Extraordinary Women

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Published: 1st April 2017
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"What if the princess did not marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut or an activist? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom?

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives. From Marie Curie to Malala, Ada Lovelace to Zaha Hadid, this book brings together the stories of scientists, artists, politicians, pirates and spies. Each double-page spread contains a mini-biography written in the style of a modern fairy tale and a full-page portrait capturing the spirit of each heroine, by one of the sixty female artists from across the globe who were commissioned to illustrate the book.

Powerful, moving and very necessary, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girl will inspire and delight readers of all ages."

About the Author

Elena Favilli is a media entrepreneur and a journalist. She has worked for Colors magazine, McSweeney's, RAI, Il Post, and La Repubblica, and has managed digital newsrooms on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2011, she created the first iPad magazine for children, Timbuktu magazine. She is the founder and CEO of Timbuktu Labs.

Francesca Cavallo is a writer and theatre director. Her award-winning plays have been staged all across Europe. A passionate social innovator, Francesca is the founder of Sferracavalli, an International Festival of Sustainable Imagination in Southern Italy. In 2011, Francesca joined forces with Elena Favilli to found Timbuktu Labs, where she serves as Creative Director.

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5.0

Great gift idea for girls

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Everyday I read a story

 
5.0

Lovely book to read to my daughter.

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    I bought this book because I was getting sick of reading the same stories to my daughter over and over (she's only five months old so our book collection isn't huge yet). 100 well-written, factual, interesting stories in one beautiful book mean I can read a different page to her every night. I learn something new, she loves the illustrations, we both enjoy our bedtime story even more! Recommended for anyone with young children.

     
    5.0

    Well worth buying

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    • Consumed by my eleven year old granddaughter
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
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      It was a gift to my granddaughter who read it quickly with much enjoyment. Her school librarian has agreed to buy it for the school.

       
      5.0

      Absolutely amazing

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        Astonished about the amount of women included in this book. I bought for my daughters but couldn't put it down.

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product for any young girl/ boy !!

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        • Easy To Read
        • Inspires young girls to believe in themselves
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          I would definetly buy this for any child as a present to inspire them and to also change their thinking about female roles in society.

           
          5.0

          Great stories for young girls

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            My young 5 year old looks forward to storytime and this book has some amazing stories of inspirational women she can look up to.

             
            5.0

            Awesome book for girls

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              This book is great - written very well for primary school kids highlighting amazing women from all walks of life and across the ages. My Year 3 daughter loves it - and so do I! We have learned about women I have never heard about as well as women that are well known. One page per woman, with a lovely illustration for each. Very well done!!

               
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              Great read

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                I bought this book for my 12 year old daughter who loves to read and even though the book would be suitable for younger readers she loves the inspiring stories.

                 
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                A great buy

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                  Bought this for my 8 year old daughter and she loves it. It's inspired her to learn about the strong women in this book and to research their lives further.

                   
                  5.0

                  A must have for all girls!! My daughters & I love it!

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                    My 11yr old reads from this book everyday & is so proud of all the women's achievements that she reads about.
                    It's such a great book to show young girls what women can achieve, in a fun & engaging format.

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                    This amazing book shows young girls they can be anything they want -- Melinda Gates Trust me, your life needs Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls... Absolutely beautiful - get one for yourself and one to inspire a woman in your life -- Sarah Shaffi Stylist Featuring spies, pirates, astronauts, activists, scientists, writers, sports stars and more, many of the stories are so thrilling and uplifting your child's heart may beat a little faster, her mind racing with possibilities. If she leaps out of bed to get to work, blame the authors -- Emine Saner Guardian For generations, bedtime stories have been deployed by frazzled parents at the end of a long day to persuade children to drift off to sleep. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a fairytale book much more likely to do the opposite - yet mums and dads are still rushing to buy it... Modern and fundamentally feminist, this riot grrrl reinvention of the fairytale is so inspiring adults are also reading it in droves -- Heather Saul i newspaper Elegant, colourful... and captivatingly told... In an ideal world, not only would mothers read this aloud to daughters, but teachers would read it to schoolboys -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times A book to keep, treasure and read again, and the end pages are a call to arms: space for readers to write their own story and drawn their own portrait. Essential reading for girls and indeed boys; children who read this at bedtime are guaranteed some big and inspirational dreams -- Fiona Noble Observer You have to buy it for the little ones in your lives, but you also need a copy for your grown-up bookshelf... There is serious girl power between the covers of this book Bustle A must-have for the nightstand of every girl or young woman you know -- Geri Stengel Forbes Forget passive simpering princesses and damsels in distress - the heroines of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls are famed for their real-life achievements Red The all-female team behind a pioneering new book called Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls are confronting the tired, patriarchal narrative head-on. It sets out to challenge gender stereotypes and inspire young girls to aim high in their career goals... The book was launched via a stratospheric Kickstarter campaign that drew worldwide attention Daily Mail The feminist bedtime story book you'll wish you had growing up -- Harriet Hall Stylist The exceptional women included here come from many times and places... Each is celebrated in a brief biography written in the style of a modern fairy tale - with the twist that she is often an unsung shaper of our society. Illustrations by female artists add to the joy of this ebullient, inspiring collection -- Julia Eccleshare Guardian A worldwide hit -- Helena de Bertodano The Times From politics to sport to technology to entertainment, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls wonderfully celebrates the power of a woman's touch. It is a book that makes you proud to be a woman and allows little girls to dream big! Curious Mum

                    ISBN: 9780141986005
                    ISBN-10: 014198600X
                    Audience: Children
                    Format: Hardcover
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 224
                    Published: 1st April 2017
                    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
                    Country of Publication: GB
                    Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 18.7  x 2.4
                    Weight (kg): 0.81
                    Edition Number: 1