Author : Sowmya Rajendran
Illustrator : Ashok Rajagopalan
A riotously illustrated, riveting retelling of well known fairytales, in which familiar heroines are ingeniously recast to overturn stereotypical notions of beauty and strength.
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|Book Details||56 pages; 8.5" x 5.5"; black & white; soft cover|
|Tags||fairytales retold, strong women, thinking women, new age heroines, girls who rescue themselves, gender, humour|
Move over, petrified princesses in towers. Stand back, sword bucklers. These audacious girls are their own saviours. What do you think happens when Snow White, Cinderella and gang meet an author who wonders: "Now what would any red-blooded girl with brains do in such a situation?... A girl who did not plan to make a living out of being obedient, sweet and good?" Six leading ladies decide not to stick to the script, and take us instead through some riveting retellings that sizzle with humour as they toss around notions of beauty, perfection and strength. Armed with real-world skills, they rewrite their happily-ever-afters. Rescue themselves. And save the fairytale!