High-Five to the Hero
15 favourite fairytales retold with boy power
What if heroes weren't always strong, silent and happier slaying monsters than talking to people? Meet 15 real heroes in this stereotype-busting follow-up to Power to the Princess.
Meet King Arthur, who rules by listening to others, and Prince Charming, who really wishes people knew his real name, in this stereotype-busting follow-up to Power to the Princess.
Focused on issues including self-image, confidence, LGBTQ, friendship, advocacy and disability, these stories are perfect for sharing between parents and children, or for older heroes and heroines to read by themselves. Get reacquainted with these caring, considerate and responsible heroes:
King Arthur; Tom Thumb; Sinbad; The Emperor With New Clothes; Jack and the Beanstalk; Rumpelstiltskin; Pinocchio; The Bamboo Cutter; Prince Charming; King Midas; The Pied Piper
The Hunchback of Notre Dame; The Snowman; The Shoemaker (and the Elves); Anansi
High-five to the hero!
Vita Murrow is an educator, an artist, a writer and a mum. Vita has a quirky sense of humour and an eye for the weird. When she was in 8th grade she was rejected from a special writers' retreat for kids. But that didn't stop her from pursuing her passion. Since then Vita has been a teacher, a producer, a film maker, a program director and even a puppeteer. She's also had jobs in an office which were pretty fun. She currently works as a children's author reinventing old stories for a new generation and crafting wordless pictures books together with her husband Ethan Murrow.
Julia Bereciartu (a.k.a. Juliabe) is a Spanish illustrator, born in 1980 in the northern city of San Sebastian. From an early age, she spent most of her time drawing, even if that meant using markers on her parents' new couch. She also loved reading books and dreamed of painting the illustrations that accompanied them when she grew up. She now lives in Madrid with her partner and their ginger cat, and has fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming an illustrator. Julia loves giving life to quirky, sassy characters and the occasional fluffy pet.
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