Goddesses and Heroines: Women of Myth and Legend Xanthe Gresham-Knight

Goddesses and Heroines: Women of Myth and Legend

Author: Xanthe Gresham-Knight
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Book Title
Goddesses and Heroines: Women of Myth and Legend
Author
Xanthe Gresham-Knight
ISBN
9780500651919
Goddesses and Heroines tells the tales of inspirational female characters from ancient myth and legend which all too often go untold. Performance storyteller Xanthe Gresham-Knight draws on original texts and lends renewed relevance to stories from cultures around the world.We meet the youthful Aphrodite, the girl who created the world through imagination and sheer willpower; Hecate, the math whiz whose political drama on Mount Olympus saw her topple the powers that be; the heroic Mulan, whose bravery, athleticism, and cross-dressing helped her bypass gender barriers in ancient China; Osun, the Nigerian goddess who proved that unless we live as one, we will never truly be free; and the not-so-fair-y Russian godmother Baba Yaga, Goddesses and Heroines is a must-have for young readers who love myth and storytelling.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Xanthe Gresham-KnightPublisher: Thames & HudsonPublished: 06/09/2020ISBN: 9780500651919Pages: 128Weight: 1.20lbsSize: 9.50h x 6.90w x 0.70dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2020

Goddesses and Heroines tells the tales of inspirational female characters from ancient myth and legend which all too often go untold. Performance storyteller Xanthe Gresham-Knight draws on original texts and lends renewed relevance to stories from cultures around the world.

We meet the youthful Aphrodite, the girl who created the world through imagination and sheer willpower; Hecate, the math whiz whose political drama on Mount Olympus saw her topple the powers that be; the heroic Mulan, whose bravery, athleticism, and cross-dressing helped her bypass gender barriers in ancient China; Osun, the Nigerian goddess who proved that unless we live as one, we will never truly be free; and the not-so-fair-y Russian godmother Baba Yaga, Goddesses and Heroines is a must-have for young readers who love myth and storytelling.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Xanthe Gresham-Knight
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 06/09/2020
ISBN: 9780500651919
Pages: 128
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.90w x 0.70d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2020

Goddesses and Heroines tells the tales of inspirational female characters from ancient myth and legend which all too often go untold. Performance storyteller Xanthe Gresham-Knight draws on original texts and lends renewed relevance to stories from cultures around the world.

We meet the youthful Aphrodite, the girl who created the world through imagination and sheer willpower; Hecate, the math whiz whose political drama on Mount Olympus saw her topple the powers that be; the heroic Mulan, whose bravery, athleticism, and cross-dressing helped her bypass gender barriers in ancient China; Osun, the Nigerian goddess who proved that unless we live as one, we will never truly be free; and the not-so-fair-y Russian godmother Baba Yaga, Goddesses and Heroines is a must-have for young readers who love myth and storytelling.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Xanthe Gresham-Knight
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 06/09/2020
ISBN: 9780500651919
Pages: 128
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.90w x 0.70d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2020