Girls to the Rescue Book #1: Tales of Clever Courageous Girls from Around the World edited by Bruce Lansky is another free Kindle book for a short time. And this one I actually own in paperback. I have a first edition from when Bruce Lansky came to Nashville years ago to promote the series before SurLaLune was even dreamed of. It's a great middle reader book for young girls with some tales adapted from fairy tales. The collection helped me find "The Innkeeper's Wise Daughter," back when I had forgotten about it. It is one of my favorite fairy tales and the one I might eventually make the 50th annotated tale on SurLaLune.
There are ten clever, courageous heroes in this book of fairy tales. They are all girls! In most fairy tales a helpless girl waits around for a prince to rescue her. But the spunky girls in these entertaining and inspiring stories are much too busy saving the day to wait around for Prince Charming!
The tales are: "The Fairy Godmother's Assistant" (an original story), "Grandma Rosa's Bowl" (adapted from a Grimm Brothers' Story), "For Love of Sunny" (an original story), "Carla and the Greedy Merchant" (adapted from a folktale), "Savannah's Piglets" (adapted from a folktale), "Kimi Meets the Ogre" (an original story), "The Innkeeper's Wise Daughter" (retold from a Russian folktale), "The Royal Joust" (an original story), "Chardae's Thousand and One Nights" (adapted from a story in The Arabian Nights) and "Lian and the Unicorn" (an original story).