I love how simple yet informative this book is for young readers.
"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.
I love how simple yet informative this book is for young readers.
Love READING it myself and reading it to my daughter.
Great illustrations. Inspiring for girls of all ages. And the book cover is very appealing to touch.
My nearly 8 year-old daughter received this for Christmas and could not put it down. She found the characters very interesting and even told the rest of the family about several of them. It gave her a starting point to find out more about the women whose stories fascinate her most. A great read for girls.
This is brilliant for any age - fascinating and motivating!
A great informative book showcasing wonderful women who have made a significant impact in the world that are inspiring role models for all girls out there.
This is one of the most beautiful books. A must have for girls and women that will leave you feeling lifted and inspired. 100% respect to all men that love this too.
I took this book to work to use in my Community Work. Within 2 hours 4 young workers ordered this book from their bookseller. This book should be a constant item in Women's rooms, workplaces and coffee tables. Girls of every age would be truly inspired
The book tells young girls about brave women who had to face racial and sexist discriminations. It includes quotes about females who actually stand up and make a change.
I bought this book for my 10 year old daughter and look forward to reading a story from it with her about amazing women each night before bed (or two stories, or three stories, or more...). Seriously, great discussion starter and amazing girl empowerment through women's stories past and present. THE only gift I am buying for girls this year - from a 1 year old through to 30 year old. Artwork is beautiful too. And time for the boys to start reading this too.
A revolution at bedtime... Esther Walker thought she had parenting down until she read the hit book to her daughter. It has changed their lives * Sunday Times Magazine * The publishing sensation of the year * Evening Standard, Books of the Year * The definitive book of the year in our house, for both parents and offspring. It offers celebratory, non-judgmental paeans to the varied lives of influential women. Anyone needing an antidote for certain oversexualised, underoccupied screen heroines need look no further -- Maggie O'Farrell * Guardian Books of the Year * A welcome reminder to girls that nothing stands in their way - except a lack of self-belief. This book started as a crowd-funded project and has become a best-seller which is the best news of the year -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail Books of the Year * 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 * 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 * In a sign of the times - that rebellion is good - there's a book dominating the Christmas bestsellers list this year. It is Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo... what the title says to girls is that history has placed laurels on the heads of men, that children's books have left them out, and that this is their time for revolution * Evening Standard * 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 * Daily Mail * A must-have for the nightstand of every girl or young woman you know -- Geri Stengel * Forbes * 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 * Really inspiring for all young girls, they should all read it -- Sarah * The Late Late Toy Show, RTE * A cracking book... beautifully illustrated, a great source for young women to be inspired -- Ryan Tubridy * The Late Late Toy Show, RTE * The feminist book every child needs in their bedroom... bedtime stories which tell of real women shattering the glass ceiling and challenging patriarchy should be read to all children - not just to little girls, but to little boys, too -- Ellie Wiseman * Grazia * Go out now and add Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls to your bookshelf. Gripping and beautiful, Sofya has paused her Harry Potter obsession to tell me all about Aung San Suu Kyi and Anna Politkovskaya. Be still my feminist heart -- Rebecca Schiller * The Pool * The key message is perseverance rather than success. Crucially, the book also gives exposure to female illustrators. Their diverse styles are universally attractive, with bright appealing colours and expressive faces. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls would be a valuable addition to the bookshelves of any child interested in history, regardless of their gender -- Sara Keating * Irish Times * 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 * 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 * Potted biographies of lots of great women - not just rebels (although many of them are), but scientists, writers, artists, politicians. A great ethnic and historical mix too, and lots of women who did great things as children and teenagers -- Sally Nicholls An excellent book... it should be top of every girl's reading list - and boys too, so they can see the vital role played by women throughout history. This crowdfunded book has become a smash hit, and quite rightly so * Parents in Touch * Our favourite bedtime read * Little London * If you're looking for something to help your daughter (or son) dream big tonight, there's one book up for the task... Uncovering the art of asking a lot of questions, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is about the moments that make a life truly extraordinary - the trying, the failing, and most importantly, the trying again * Mama Mia, Australia *
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 18.4 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 1