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Not One Damsel in Distress
Not One Damsel in Distress World Folktales for Strong Girls By Yolen, Jane Book - 2000 j 398.22 Y54n 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:These thirteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, brawny, brave heroines who use their cunning, wisdom, and strength to succeed. I found this an especially well-written collection of stories.

The Princess and the Pizza
The Princess and the Pizza By Auch, Mary Jane Book - 2002 jE AUCH All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:An out-of-work princess applies to become the bride of Prince Drupert, but first she must pass several tests, including a cooking contest.

The Real, True Dulcie Campbell
The Real, True Dulcie Campbell By DeFelice, Cynthia C. Book - 2002 jE DEFELICE Available in some locations

Annotation:Believing that she is a princess, Dulcie Campbell leaves home to seek her true family, but she finds by reading a book of fairy tales that being a princess is not what she thought.

Olivia and the Fairy Princesses
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses By Falconer, Ian Book - 2012 jE FALCONER 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:There are too many ruffly, sparkly princesses around these days, and Olivia has had quite enough. She needs to stand out! She has to be special! What will she be?

The Apple-pip Princess
The Apple-pip Princess By Ray, Jane Book - 2008 jE RAY Available in some locations

Annotation:In a land that has stood barren, parched by drought and ravaged by frosts since the Queen's death, the King sets his three daughters the task of making the kingdom bloom again, and discovers that sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference.

Singing to the Sun
Singing to the Sun A Fairy Tale By French, Vivian Book - 2008 j 398.2 F876s 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Will Thorfinn choose the princess who promises him wealth, the princess who promises power, or the princess who is full of love and happiness? And, just as important, will that princess choose Thorfinn in return?

Princess Hyacinth
Princess Hyacinth (the Surprising Tale of A Girl Who Floated) By Heide, Florence Parry Book - 2009 jE HEIDE 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Princess Hyacinth is bored and unhappy sitting in her palace every day because, unless she is weighed down by specially-made clothes, she will float away, but her days are made brighter when kite-flying Boy stops to say hello.

No Bears
No Bears By McKinlay, Megan Book - 2012 jE MCKINLAY 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Ella tells a story with fairies, princesses, castles, and no bears.

The Paper Bag Princess
The Paper Bag Princess By Munsch, Robert N. Book - 1980 jE MUNSCH Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 15 copies

Annotation:When a fierce dragon destroys her castle and clothes, and carries off the prince she was going to marry, a brave and resourceful princess cleverly outwits the dragon.

Tatterhood and Other Tales
Tatterhood and Other Tales Stories of Magic and Adventure Book - 1978 j 398 T221 Available in some locations

Annotation:All the central characters in these folk tales, gathered by Ethel Johnston Phelps, are spirited females-decisive heroines of extraordinary courage, wit, and achievement who set out to determine their own fate. Some of their stories are comic, some adventurous, some eerie, and some magical.

Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters
Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters Heroines in Folktales From Around the World Book - 1998 398.2 F288 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:Author Kathleen Ragan gathered tales from around the world, from regions as diverse as sub-Saharan Africa and Western Europe, from North and South American Indian cultures and New World settlers, from Asia and the Middle East. These 100 folktales celebrate strong female heroines.

Princess-in-training By Sauer, Tammi Book - 2012 jE SAUER 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Viola is a skateboarding, karate-chopping, moat-diving princess, to the distress of her parents, and so she accepts an invitation to Princess Camp, hoping to become the "darling of her kingdom."

The Serpent Slayer
The Serpent Slayer And Other Stories of Strong Women By Tchana, Katrin Book - 2000 j 398.2 T249s 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of twenty traditional tales from various parts of the world, each of whose main character is a strong and resourceful woman.

The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas
The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas By Wilson, Tony Book - 2012 jE WILSON 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Prince Henrik doesn't want to marry a fussy girly-girl like his sister-in-law. His princess test involves a camping mat, a sleeping bag, and a whole packet of frozen peas.

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