Epic Myths for Fearless Girls

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Pub Date 01 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 10 Nov 2023


15 myths from around the world, reinterpreted by master storyteller Claudia Martin and celebrated children's illustrator Khoa Le.

Discover mighty goddesses and magical heroines from around the world in this inspirational collection-and unleash your own inner strength!

This collection showcases narratives that celebrate strong, independent women. They run free and possess the qualities we would hope for in our daughters and friends: self-confidence, strength, wits, courage, fearlessness, and independence.

Ideal for children aged 7+.

ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Publishing's Inspiring Heroines series retells classic children's stories, showcasing strong female protagonists who strike out against adversity and smash stereotypes. Featuring enchanting full-colour illustrations by Khoa Le, these empowering tales will inspire young readers to dream big.

15 myths from around the world, reinterpreted by master storyteller Claudia Martin and celebrated children's illustrator Khoa Le.

Discover mighty goddesses and magical heroines from around the world...

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Thanks to Arcturus Publishing and Netgalley for the eARC!
I loved the myths presented in this book because it gives attention to lesser known myths and cultures. Like every body knows about Those wedding and Loki turning into a horse. The care taken here was pleasing.
The art is also stunning!

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I would recommend reading this book with a child at night, and not even pointing out that the stories are all about girls. There is a wide variety, with stories from Liberia, Norway, Egypt, India, etc. The illustrations are beautiful, bright with no edges, and perfectly reflect the tone of the stories.
There are creation stories and other kinds of mythologies, and the underlying theme is that there are girls who make a difference. The girls aren't perfect, but they are all brave and their hearts are good.
Thank you so much to NetGalley for letting me read this!

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I was interested in this book, because I love myths and I always want to read more about powerful and brave girls and women, but I also requested this copy thinking about my nieces and my students. Kids love and consume a lot of stories, and they always ask for you to explain some to them, so this book was very useful in that aspect, it helped me get more material so I can retell these tales to my kids.

One of the things I appreciated more about it is that the author marked the origin of the myths, and there is a great variety, they're not all taken from the same source. The pictures were cute, but a bit small (maybe in the printed version they will be bigger). It was a great introduction for kids to other types of mythologies, and hopefully it opens doors for them to dig deeper.

Sadly my students do not speak or read English, but I don think this book would be great for families and teachers to have some storytime with their children. I know some stories have been adapted, but so are tales from other books or movies that children love, so it was not an issue, and it was adapted really well for them.

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Drawing from long-told stories across cultures and continents, Epic Myths for Fearless Girls dares to center girls as the heroines they have always been...but who's tales have not always been told. Demonstrating bold braveness and quite courageousness, the heroes in each story offer readers young and old with simple lessons to live by. From finding-- and holding on to-- hope in the darkest of days to protecting the creatures of the sea and earth, the heroines in Epic Myths remind us that leaders aren't always the loudest or strongest. And unlike so many messages told to girls and women today, Epic Myths for Fearless Girls reminds us that we don't have to be beautiful to be desired, we don't have to be the strongest to wield power, and we don't have to marry the man to find purpose.

The cultures of each story are beautifully retold by Claudia Martin and honored with stunning illustrations by Khoa Le. The anthology of 15 short stories is recommended for ages seven and up, and while the messages are ageless and timeless, the traditional names and words from each story's culture could be challenging for young or developing readers on their own. Despite this, the morals and lessons of each tale (along with the gorgeous illustrations) should be told over and over again.

Thank you Arcturus Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC of 'Epic Myths For Fearless Girls' retold by Claudia Martin and Illustrated by Khoa Le.

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My favorite thing about this book was the GORGEOUS illustrations! I loved reading these stories, I actually learned about so many myths I never knew existed. The format is super easy to read, perfect for inspiring the younger generations to be as fearless and powerful as the heroines depicted in the stories.

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A collection of beautifully illustrated, inspiring stories of world myths! I couldn’t not request this.

This was a perfectly lovely collection of stories. From Norse Freya to Hawaiian Pele, these stories are as varied in the lessons they’re trying to teach as they are in the cultures represented. Every single story is accompanied by multiple, beautiful illustrations that really enhance each story

This would be a delightful addition to any young reader’s library, but especially to the library trying to show little girls all the different ways there are to be.

The only thing that could have truly made this book better for me would have been a pronunciation guide for the stories. I really would appreciate being able to have accurate pronunciations when I want to read this book out loud to my nibling.

Thank you to NetGalley and Arcturus Publishing for the opportunity to review this ARC.

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Yes! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for to add to our families collection of empowering books. Not only are these myths focused around girls and women, but they are from various cultures and time periods, giving diverse experiences a voice. The illustrations were also intriguing and added to the great story selections.

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Epic Myths for Fearless Girls is a wonderful collection of stories featuring strong heroines from around the world. We see stories from Greek, Egyptian and Nordic mythology, as you would probably expect, but we also get tales from Hawaii, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Polynesia. It's a real treat to see stories representing so many cultures. The illustrations are fantastic, and the stories are well-written. Loved this!

Thanks Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this advanced review copy (ARC) in exchange for my honest review on the book!

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Want a story compilation of a group of kick ass and epic women throughout myth and legend? Look no further, this book has exactly what you need.

Covering Indian, Norse, Japanese, Egyptian and Greek myths amongst others, they shed light on some absolutely fab women in creation myths ans origin stories; it made for compelling and entertaining reading. The accompanying illustrations were also a fab addition.

Broken up into short, easy to read stories, it makes them perfect for young readers and younger audiences (as well easily enjoyed by the older ones too. ie me. Who loved reading them too). They’re all made of the perfect length and the right amount of detail to give you the myth in all its glory and in a way to be enjoyed by all.

We have Freyja who comes up with an ingenious way to get out of an unwanted marriage, a girl who just wants to fix her fathers boat, a young girl faces against the terrors of a Windigo and an awful lot more!

The girl strength and tales of showing men just what women are capable makes the women in these stories not to be underestimated! There’s many examples of women who have overcome it all or shown strength in the face of challenge and adversity.

A perfect book selection showcasing Fearless girls wrapped up in perfect little stories.

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