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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls - Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
von Elena Favilli Francesca Cavallo

Bewertet mit 4.5 Sternen

"There was a time when girls could not be whatever they wanted, but that time is gone." (p. 70)

"Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo is a children book about 100 extraordinary women. From Cleopatra over Marie Curie and Jane Austen to Queen Elizabeth I.

Every woman takes two pages: One with her story and the other with a painting of the woman.
Most stories do not really inform about the whole life of the women, thay are more a kind of anecdotes.
In my opinion, the texts are sometimes a bit to short - I would like to read more about them. But the given information are really interesting and impressive, because I have not known many women before.
For children, I think, the information are quite enough to get to know the persons.

The paintings of the women are also done by women from all over the world. Some look really like photographies, others more like comics or cartoons. I cannot say which I like most, they are all made really lovely.

Two of the last pages are empty: There you can write your own story and draw your own portrait. In my opinion that is a quite lovely idea for children.

The title "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" still confuses me a bit - I do not really think that the stories are good to read before going to bed - in my opinion, that are stories to sometimes discuss about with the parents etc. Thats nothing I would do just before sleeping.
And furthermore: Why for "rebel girls"? Why not for every girl?
But except the title I really love the cover, it looks so beautiful and high-quality.

All in all "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" is a so lovely made book for young girls ful of impressive stories that show what also women can do when they believe in their dreams.
It is not only a book for young girls, also for older ones and adults.

"To the rebel girls of the world: Dream bigger Aim higher Fight harder And, when in doubt, remember You are right." (p. 5)