Goddesses and Heroines

Jean Menzies

Goddesses and Heroines
Format
Hardback
Publisher
Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Country
United Kingdom
Published
4 July 2023
Pages
160
ISBN
9780241609774

Goddesses and Heroines

Jean Menzies

A beautifully illustrated collection of profiles and stories of women from religion and myth, retold for children

Discover the stories of goddesses and other powerful women shared throughout the ages in this beautifully illustrated compendium for children.

With profiles of over 80 goddesses, heroines, and legendary women featured, this is a must-have introduction to key female figures from cultures all over the world. More than 30 beloved stories are retold by award-winning author Dr Jean Menzies, with striking illustrations bringing the tales to life. Find out how Japanese goddess of the dawn Ame-no-Uzume saved the day by dancing; how ancient Greek witch Medea helped to defeat a dragon; and how Chinese warrior Mulan disguised herself as a man to go to war. In addition, the reference section is packed with extra information, including a pronunciation guide.

Goddesses and Heroines is the ideal gift, with foil on the cover and stunning illustrations throughout. Children will love exploring the tales by themselves or as bedtime stories.

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