Feminist Fairy Tales. Barbara G. Walker.
“Prominent feminist author Barbara Walker has revamped, retold, and infused with life some of your favorite classic fairy tales. No longer are women submissive, helpless creatures in need of redemption through the princely male! Instead they are vibrantly alive, strong women who take fate into their own hands.
These twenty-eight imaginatively playful provoking stories, told with a large helping of whimsy, are rich with real-life morals about strengths, selfishness, fairness, and survival. Cinder-Helle (Cinderella), Snow Night (Snow White), and Ala Dean (Aladdin), among others, turn their fairy tale characters into admirable archetypal role models for girls as will as adults. Some of these delightful stories give a surprising twist to well-known fairy tales, biblical stories, and Greek and Teutonic myths, while others emerge straight from Barbara Walker’s own rich imagination.
Witty, inspiring, and wonderfully feminist, this treasury includes evocative original line drawings that enliven these charming fairy tales.”
256 pages. Long loved book in the storefront. Highly recommended.