The Girl Who Became a Goddess is more than just a book of fables, it is a tribute to the childhood stories of someone who has experienced multiple cultures and learned to love them all. These are tales passed on from generation to generation, some to delight, some to terrify, all to enlighten. As a girl, a mother, and a teacher, Theresa Fuller retells her favorite folk stories through the lens of her own life experiences in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia, putting a unique spin on ageless classics.
A foolish animal discovers that the Rain forest is a dangerous place
A ghostly boogeyman haunts a fishing village.
A beautiful princess learns that words have power.
A young boy is willing to sacrifice everything for his family.
A woman must decide between the man she loves and the human race.
The Girl Who Became a Goddess is more than a collection of stories, it is a glimpse into childhood memories and a love letter to a young girl from the adult she has become.
"...rich with fantastic creatures and events that delight and stimulate deeper thought. "
- Libby Gleeson, winner of the Nan Chauncy Award, Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction, Dromkeen Medal, NSW Premier's Literary Awards - Special Award, Member of the Order of Australia
"From tears to laughter, from heartache to exhilaration, each fable is layered with hidden meanings and lessons that bridge all cultures and ages."
- JG Faherty, author of The Cure, Hellrider, and Winterwood.