Monday, August 15, 2011

Review: Girls to the Rescue ed. by Bruce Lansky

Synopsis: In most fairy tales the helpless girl waits around for a prince to rescue her. But the spunky girls in these entertaining and inspiring stories are much too busy saving the day to wait around for Prince Charming (from the back of the book)

Review: It's not secret that I adore fairy tales, in particular retellings. This book features stories written or collected by Lansky for his own daughter, because he wanted strong stories to tell her. It is a simple collection, maybe a 1-2 grade reading level. I was pleased to see two stories by Vivian Vande Velde, who own anthology of Rumpelstiltskin tales I read several years ago and very much enjoyed. Many of these are rewritten from popular folk tales from around the world and I enjoyed the inclusion of more then just the standard European prose. In all, I would recommend this as a good addition to a little girl's library.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

Date Finished: 8-15-2011
Pages: 105

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