In most heroic tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her. But the spunky girls in this entertaining series are much too busy saving the day to await Prince Charming. These adaptations and original stories from around the world inspire readers to become a new kind of heroine. If you enjoy the stories in this book, look for more fun adventures in the other books in the series.
This first book contains the following short stories: “The Fairy Godmother’s Assitant” (an original story), “Grandma Rosa’s Bowl” (adapted from a Grimm Brothers’ Story), “For Love of Sunny” (an original story), “Carla and the Greedy Merchant” (adapted from a folktale), “Savannah’s Piglets” (adapted from a folktale), “Kimi Meets the Ogre” (an original story), “The Innkeeper’s Wise Daughter” (retold from a Russian folktale), “The Royal Joust” (an original story), “Chardae’s Thousand and One Nights” (adapted from a story in The Arabian Nights) and “Lian and the Unicorn” (an original story).
I wasn’t sure what I was ging to think about this collection of stories. I didn’t love many fairy tales because I think they make girls believe it’s okay to be helpless. While I know that everyone needs help sometimes it’s just not ok for helplessness to be the norm.
The thing I liked most about the Girls to the Rescue The Royal Joust set is that each of these girls used her intelligence to think through a problem and overcome obstacles. They also managed to give helpful advice or have their adventure without putting anyone down or hurting anyone’s feelings.
Plus, in most cases they were helping others.
These Girls to the Rescue stories are perfect bedtime stories for all children – boys and girls.
|Source:||Kindle Free Read|
|Publisher & Date:||July 1st 2006 by Spotlight (first published June 1st 1995)|
|Genre:||Children’s & Middle Grade Fantasy|
|ISBN:||1599611309 (ISBN13: 9781599611303)|
|Series:||Girls to the Rescue, #1|
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