Review: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

Title: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

Author: Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

Pages: 220 Pages

Publisher: Particular Books

The Blurb

What if the princess didn’t marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don’t need rescuing.

(Amazon Blurb)

The Review

In 2015 I became an aunty for the first time. My little niece is amazing and I am making it my duty to make her realise that she can be whatever she wants to be. Currently, it is a Disney Princess and that is ok.

What Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls will teach her is that she can be anything she wants. She could be a pirate or an artist or an activist. These are just some of the things that some incredible women have done over the years and their stories are condensed and told in this book. It is an incredible read with absolutely stunning drawings to accompany the tales of these great women.

What I loved most about Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls is that Favilli and Cavallo have opened a can of book worms. This could be a series that runs and runs. There are so many brilliant women to celebrate and this book really will make a difference to the young girls that will read it.

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo is available now.

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5 Stars

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