The serpent slayer: and other stories of strong women

This volume is an anthology of 18 stories about heroines through as much courage, wit and also knowledge as their more familiar male countercomponents. It includes Li Chi, the serpent slayer, and also the old woman sly enough to outsmart the evil one.

"From the Chinese tale of Li Chi who slays a serpent and conserves her village to the Gambian story of an offbeat wise woguy, Hyman (Saint George and the Dragon) and also her daughter Tchana below collect 18 motivating stories about woguys effective in can and mind. While Tchana"s retellings sometimes acquire bogged dvery own in complicated or meandering plots, her heroines are uniformly exceptional. They manage swords, needles and also stew pots with equal skill, marry whom they please and also also outwit the devil." -- Publishers Weekly




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Nopoint is even more satisfying than watching a valiant hero conquer a dragon, outwit a thief, or destroy a monstrous cannibal--unmuch less it"s seeing an intrepid heroine achieve all these brave feats! In this remarkable anthology by the mother-daughter team of Trina Schart Hyman and also Katrin Tchana, 18 stories showsituation the courage, cleverness, and also integrity of womales who dare to go past their standard functions and stand also up for themselves and their people.

Gleaned from fairy tales from about the human being and also retold by Tchana to make them "even more vivid and important to her audience," the stories incorporate the tale of Li Chi, a 14-year-old girl that refuses to let a greedy sorcerer continue to sacrifice young girls to a horrible serpent. Clever Marcela is so shrewd, she manperiods to outsmart a king--and autumn in love while she"s at it. Then there"s Amarjit, the barber"s wife, that, fed up through her handsome husband"s laziness, manperiods to take matters in her very own hands and create fabulous wealth from nothing. Caldecott Award-winner Trina Schart Hymale (Saint George and the Dragon) paints spectacular illustrations, worthy of their esteemed function in recording both the noble and the grotesque. -- Emilie Coulter




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Product Details

Recommended Age Author Illustrator ISBN Publication Date Publisher Language
8 - 12
Katrin Tchana
Trina Schart Hyman
0316387010
Sep 1, 2000
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
English