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The Serpent Slayer: and Other Stories of Strong Women

Tchana, Katrin

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ISBN 10: 0316387010 / ISBN 13: 9780316387019
Edité par Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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0316387010 Signed and inscribed by author on title page. First Edition Hardcover with dust jacket. Book is in very nice condition, text is unmarked and pages are tight. Price clipped on dust jacket. Dust jacket has a tiny closed tear on top edge. Dust jacket now nicely protected in mylar cover. N° de réf. du libraire B11179

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Titre : The Serpent Slayer: and Other Stories of ...

Éditeur : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Very Good

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This volume is an anthology of 18 stories about heroines with as much courage, wit and intelligence as their more familiar male counterparts. It includes Li Chi, the serpent slayer, and the old woman sly enough to outsmart the devil.

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Nothing is more satisfying than watching a valiant hero conquer a dragon, outwit a thief, or destroy a monstrous cannibal--unless it's seeing an intrepid heroine accomplish all these brave feats! In this remarkable anthology by the mother-daughter team of Trina Schart Hyman and Katrin Tchana, 18 stories showcase the courage, cleverness, and integrity of women who dare to go beyond their traditional roles and stand up for themselves and their people. Gleaned from fairy tales from around the world and retold by Tchana to make them "more vivid and vital to her audience," the stories include the tale of Li Chi, a 14-year-old girl who refuses to let a greedy sorcerer continue to sacrifice young girls to a horrible serpent. Clever Marcela is so cunning, she manages to outsmart a king--and fall in love while she's at it. Then there's Amarjit, the barber's wife, who, fed up with her handsome husband's laziness, manages to take matters in her own hands and create fabulous wealth from nothing. Caldecott Award-winner Trina Schart Hyman (Saint George and the Dragon) paints spectacular illustrations, worthy of their esteemed role in capturing both the noble and the grotesque. (Ages 7 to 11) --Emilie Coulter

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