- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; 1 edition (2 March 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780141986005
- ISBN-13: 978-0120420476
- ASIN: 014198600X
- Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 2.3 x 24.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 794 g
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The publishing sensation of the year (Evening Standard, Books of the Year)
The definitive book of the year in our house, for both parents and offspring. It offers celebratory, non-judgmental paeans to the varied lives of influential women. Anyone needing an antidote for certain oversexualised, underoccupied screen heroines need look no further (Maggie O’Farrell Guardian Books of the Year)
A welcome reminder to girls that nothing stands in their way - except a lack of self-belief. This book started as a crowd-funded project and has become a best-seller which is the best news of the year (Sally Morris Daily Mail Books of the Year)
This amazing book shows young girls they can be anything they want (Melinda Gates)
Trust me, your life needs Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls... Absolutely beautiful - get one for yourself and one to inspire a woman in your life (Sarah Shaffi Stylist)
Featuring spies, pirates, astronauts, activists, scientists, writers, sports stars and more, many of the stories are so thrilling and uplifting your child's heart may beat a little faster, her mind racing with possibilities. If she leaps out of bed to get to work, blame the authors (Emine Saner Guardian)
Modern and fundamentally feminist, this riot grrrl reinvention of the fairytale is so inspiring adults are also reading it in droves (Heather Saul i newspaper)
Elegant, colourful... and captivatingly told... In an ideal world, not only would mothers read this aloud to daughters, but teachers would read it to schoolboys (Nicolette Jones Sunday Times)
A book to keep, treasure and read again, and the end pages are a call to arms: space for readers to write their own story and drawn their own portrait. Essential reading for girls and indeed boys; children who read this at bedtime are guaranteed some big and inspirational dreams (Fiona Noble Observer)
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The feminist bedtime story book you'll wish you had growing up
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls reinvents fairy tales, inspiring children with the stories of 100 heroic women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams.
Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don't need rescuing.
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Until I opened the book...
How disappointed I was to find that the stories of hardship and extraordinary courage that are behind these 100 champion women were reduced to nothing more than a one page fairytale written in language so degrading to the intended audience that it is a wonder that women wrote this at all. Are little girls so airheaded and stupid that they can’t even be told the biographies of amazing and pioneering women without it being in the form of a princess story? Do we need to hold their hands and coax them into reading about the masters of their own sex in such simplistic and lazy language so that they don’t get scared and run away from their own potential?
This book has completely failed in its mission, and anyone who thinks it is a beacon for young girls are as simple and as dull as the 300 words or less “stories” about some of the most influential and powerful women in all of history. I will not be purchasing this for my daughter and I will be recommending that none of my friends do either. It is an insult to the intelligence of the women in the book and then young girls who might be inspired by their histories.
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