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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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    This is a wonderfully empowering book for girls (and boys), with short, interesting and easy to read bios about women who have changed the world in many different ways. A very broad range of women and girls are covered, from Joan Jett to Ada Lovelace and everything inbetween. My 13 year old daughter LOVED it (even though I bought it for the school library) and has now requested her own copy. A must for school libraries, and an ideal gift for girls and women of all ages. Highly recommended!

     
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        Inspiring stories. Such a refreshing read

         
        5.0

        Love this book - must have for every little girl and boy!

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          Love this book - i have bought additional copies to gift to friends

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          5.0

          What an inspirational book for girls and boys, young and old

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              For my kids

               
              5.0

              A book every girl, little or big, should read

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                Inspiring book that opens the mind of and possibilities for every female.

                 
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                  I bought this after being recommended it by my sister who was reading a story each night to her just turned 6 year old daughter who was loving it. My 7 year old daughter reads a story each night herself and absolutely loves it. I love that she is reading inspiring stories about strong courageous women and girls and enjoying it.

                   
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                  Great collection of life stories. Inspiration for girls.

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                    An inspirational collection of life stories.

                     
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                    I love this book! Multiple copies.

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                      I bought this for my granddaughter aged 7 as soon as I heard about it. She loved it, read it herself, took it to school on day 1 and teacher loved it too. I'm 69 and I loved reading it too. I've recommended it to all the grandmas in my circle.

                       
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                          I bought this book as a gift for my 9 year old granddaughter and she absolutely loves it. She is a history buff and found the stories very much to her liking. A great book to demonstrate that girls can succeed at anything and everything.

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                          Great book for young girls

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                            I bought this book for my 9 year old niece who is quite determined and looks up to strong role models like her mum and myself. While it's great for youngsters to have their fairy tales for light entertainment and escapism, I think it's important that girls also see real stories of accomplished women past and present on which to model themselves. This book is cleverly illustrated and beautifully worded. Highly recommend :)

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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 * 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 * 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 * 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 * 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 *

                            ISBN: 9780141986005
                            ISBN-10: 014198600X
                            Audience: Tertiary; University or College
                            Format: Hardcover
                            Language: English
                            Number Of Pages: 224
                            Published: 1st April 2017
                            Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
                            Country of Publication: GB
                            Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 18.6  x 2.4
                            Weight (kg): 0.81
                            Edition Number: 1