Girls Who Slay Monsters (inbunden)
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HarperCollins Children's Books
MacDonald, Shona Shirley (ill.)
Shona Shirley MacDonald
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Girls Who Slay Monsters

Daring Tales of Irelands Forgotten Goddesses

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2022-09-29
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WINNER KPMG Book of the Year Childrens Books Ireland Awards Unsung stories from ancient Irish myths re-imagined for nine to twelve-year olds There was a time when tales of Irelands mythical goddesses their astonishing powers, bravery, and unbreakable bonds with nature were famous, in Ireland and beyond. But over time, these stories were lost, often replaced or rewritten to make room for male warriors and kings. Until Now. Girls Who Slay Monsters brings these heroes of Irish mythology back to vibrant, magical life. From ire, Irelands fierce namesake, and B Binn, a giant who overcame her bullies, to Badb, a gleefully gruesome death prophet, and B Mannair, a gender-fluid spy who challenged an entire army. These are goddesses of many shapes, skin shades and sizes, from every corner of ancient Ireland, whose daring still inspires today. Stand by their sides as they wield magic, fight monsters, and protect the powerless and you might just discover that you, too, are a force of nature. Note From The Author While many of us grew up learning about Greek and Norse myth, the Irish goddesses were an undiscovered secret. At my convent school, I was taught about two or three magical women from mysterious lands, but they were not described as goddesses, and I had no idea how warped these tales had become. Then years later, I took a trip to Rathcroghan, an Irish archaeological site known as the ancient capital of Connacht, and learned the land there was linked with powerful goddesses. I couldnt understand why I hadnt been taught about these goddesses and felt something had been stolen from me. So, for many years after, I went digging through ancient Celtic texts and discovered a pantheon of exciting goddesses with brilliant abilities. But what I found most remarkable was that these women from thousands of years ago often faced the kind of challenges we experience today. Their stories are relevant and inspiring, yet girls everywhere have been stripped of the Celtic goddesses an important part of our shared female heritage. I am grateful and honoured to retell their stories for you now.
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A richly illustrated book detailing the daring tales of Irelands forgotten goddesses sumptuously produced, with bold, super-clear design The author manages to make divine female characters from Irelands past relevant to young women today. Manchn Magan Beautifully written but highly accessible and relatable. A classic in the making Sarah Webb, Irish Independent A great book.Eoin Colfer A book that will stand the test of time. Marita Conlon McKenna A gorgeous treasure trove. Deirdre OSullivan

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Ellen Ryan is a UCD masters graduate, trained in journalism, with a ten-year youth-comms career based in the UK and Ireland. She is a features contributor to the Irish Independent and other publications. While writing this book, she was often asked if she would sign her name as Ellen Ryan daughter of her father or Ellen Maonaigh wife of her husband. But she is also Ellen, daughter of Paula the artist, daughter of Carmel the scholar.