Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World

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Author: Kathleen Ragan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393285871

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 9760

One hundred great folk tales and fairy tales from all over the world about strong, smart, brave heroines. A definitive sourcebook of folktales and fairytales and the first of its kind to feature a variety of multicultural heroines. Dismayed by the predominance of male protagonists in her daughters' books, Kathleen Ragan set out to collect the stories of our forgotten heroines. Gathered from around the world, from regions as diverse as sub-Saharan Africa and Western Europe, from North and South American Indian cultures and New World settlers, from Asia and the Middle East, these 100 folktales celebrate strong female heroines. Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters is for all women who are searching to define who they are, to redefine the world and shape their collective sensibility. It is for men who want to know more about what it means to be a woman. It is for our daughters and our sons, so that they can learn to value all kinds of courage, courage in battle and the courage of love. It is for all of us to help build a more just vision of woman. Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters breaks new ground by reexamining our notions about heroism. This book will appeal to parents who want to foster positive role models for their children. An invaluable resource of multicultural heroines for any school library.

Gute Prinzessinnen kommen ins Märchen, böse schreiben Geschichte

Von Olga, der Wilden, über Kaiserin Sisi bis zu Gloria von Thurn und Taxis

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Author: Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641139848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 5330

Es war einmal eine wunderschöne Prinzessin, die keine Angst hatte, sich die Hände schmutzig zu machen ... Dornröschen, Schneewittchen, Aschenputtel – Prinzessinnen sind die Heldinnen unserer Kindheit, stets tugendhaft und glücklich bis ans Lebensende ... Von wegen. Denn hinter den Palastmauern ging so Einiges vor sich: Intrigen, Giftmorde, Sexpartys und bizarre Schönheitsrituale. Dieses Lesebuch versammelt Geschichten von echten Prinzessinnen, die alles andere als märchenhaft sind. So z.B. von Olga, »der Wilden«, die mehr als 5.000 Menschen auf dem Gewissen hat. Oder von der afrikanischen Königin Nzinga, die sich einen Harem voller Männer hielt ...

Storytelling for Young Adults

A Guide to Tales for Teens

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Author: Gail De Vos

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563089039

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 2077

Discover tales that teens love to hear and perform. This guide suggests hundreds of smart, colorful tales, complete with brief plot summaries and bibliographic information.

Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable

The Cultural Links between the Human and Inhuman

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Author: Lisa Wenger Bro,Crystal O'Leary-Davidson,Mary Ann Gareis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527514838

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 412

View: 7138

Monsters are a part of every society, and ours is no exception. They are deeply embedded in our history, our mythos, and our culture. However, treating them as simply a facet of children’s stories or escapist entertainment belittles their importance. When examined closely, we see that monsters have always represented the things we fear: that which is different, which we can’t understand, which is dangerous, which is Other. But in many ways, monsters also represent our growing awareness of ourselves and our changing place in a continually shrinking world. Contemporary portrayals of the monstrous often have less to do with what we fear in others than with what we fear about ourselves, what we fear we might be capable of. The nineteen essays in this volume explore the place and function of the monstrous in a variety of media – stories and novels like Baum’s Oz books or Gibson’s Neuromancer; television series and feature films like The Walking Dead or Edward Scissorhands; and myths and legends like Beowulf and The Loch Ness Monster – in order to provide a closer understanding of not just who we are and who we have been, but also who we believe we can be – for better or worse.

Literature, Science, and a New Humanities

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Author: J. Gottschall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230615597

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 217

View: 3990

Literary studies are at a tipping point. ." There is broad agreement that the discipline is in "crisis" - that it is aimless, that its intellectual energy is spent, that all of the trends are bad, and that fundamental change will be required to set things right. But there is little agreement on what those changes should be, and no one can predict which way things will ultimately tip. Literature, Science, and a New Humanities represents a bold new response to the crisis in academic literary studies. This book presents a total challenge to dominant paradigms of literary analysis and offers a sweeping critique of those paradigms, and sketches outlines of a new paradigm inspired by scientific theories, methods, and attitudes.

Das Vogelmädchen und der Mann, der der Sonne folgte

Roman

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Author: Velma Wallis

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492968457

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4823

Zwei junge Menschen im eisigen Alaska lehnen sich gegen ihre Sippe auf: Jutthunvaa’, das Vogelmädchen, das besser als alle anderen Vogelstimmen imitieren kann, wird verstoßen, weil sie Jägerin werden will. Während sie allein in die Wildnis zieht, begibt sich ein anderer auf eine lange Wanderung: Daagoo will seinen Stamm in ein Land führen, in dem die Sonne auch im Winter aufgeht. Wie sich das Schicksal dieser beiden verbindet, erzählt Velma Wallis mit einer brillanten, klaren Sprache, indem sie zurückgreift auf den Legendenschatz ihres Volkes, der Athabasken.

Meine afrikanischen Lieblingsmärchen

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Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406518621

Category: Children's stories, German

Page: 183

View: 8888

A collection of traditional stories from different parts of Africa, featuring varied characters and themes--some familiar, some newer.

Russische Volksmärchen

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Author: Alexander N. Afanasjew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3730691600

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Die großartige Sammlung russischer Volksmärchen von Alexander Afanasjew verzauberte schon Generationen von Lesern in aller Welt. Ihr Reiz speist sich aus dem Reichtum der russischen Erzähltradition und der schier grenzenlos wirkenden Vielfalt ihrer Stoffe. Afanasjew gilt zu Recht als der russische Grimm: Ähnlich wie dem berühmten deutschen Brüderpaar ging es ihm um die Bewahrung des wertvollen literarischen Erbes seiner Sprache, um das Bewusstsein, welch grandioser Schatz in den mythischen Märchenerzählungen seines Landes liegt.

Marvels and Tales

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fairy tales

Page: N.A

View: 3875

Journal of fairy-tale studies.

Children Tell Stories

Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom

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Author: Martha Hamilton,Mitch Weiss

Publisher: Richard C Owen Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 9694

"Presents concrete methods of incorporating storytelling by students of all ages into classroom practice to help teachers meet U.S. education standards of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing"--Provided by publisher.

Something about the Author

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Author: Maikue Vang

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780787687823

Category: Children's literature

Page: 288

View: 1931

An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 70 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 10,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.

Talking Book Topics

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Talking books

Page: N.A

View: 3785

Includes audio versions, and annual title-author index.

Cassette Books

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Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Talking books

Page: N.A

View: 7701

Uncle Monday and other Florida tales

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Author: Kristin G. Congdon

Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 5125

An elegantly illustrated collection of forty-nine traditional tales from the Sunshine State

How to Develop Your Child's Gifts and Talents During the Elementary Years

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Author: RaeLynne Pellinger Rein,Rachel Rein

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN: 9780737300888

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 767

Offers suggestions, activities, and books that will support and cultivate children's natural talents in leadership, creativity, social consciousness, and humor