Susannah McFarlane's take on traditional fairy tales is an empowering read for young girls who know they can use their smarts to problem solve. Feisty is a word that typically describes someone who is relatively small, lively, determined and courageous. Watch how Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Thumbelina rescue themselves and create their own happily every afters!
In these tilted fairytales, no princes or knights in shining armour rescue our favourite characters. Instead, each must use their own skills to get themselves out of difficult situations. Rapunzel uses her building and engineering skills, while Little Red Riding Hood uses her horticultural knowledge. Meanwhile, Cinderella's courage shines through and Thumbelina's sense of humour helps her find her way.
If you enjoyed reading New Zealand's Go Girl then you will certainly appreciate Fairytales for Feisty Girls. Each story is accompanied by exquisite illustrations and this wonderful hardcover book makes an ideal gift. Buy it now and set it aside for Christmas!
Australian author, Susannah McFarlane, is best known for the awarding winning EJ12 Girl Hero, Spy School and Zac Power series.
Reviewer: Andrea Molloy Allen & Unwin, RRP $27.99