Multcolib My Librarian Diana: Princess books and the feminist mom
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Annotation:A collection of twenty traditional tales from various parts of the world, each of whose main character is a strong and resourceful woman.
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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Your child is clamoring for books about princesses, but a lot of them don't exactly share your values. On this list, you'll find books you'll be happy to read to the princess-obsessed youngster.