Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls‘May we all remember every day that we have the right to be happy and to explore wildely.’

Chuck out the soppy Princess must be rescued by a prince type bedtime tales, and delve into Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls from Elena Favili and Francesca Cavallo breaks the mold. Empowering, truly feel good and most importantly, inspiring, tales of 100 extraordinary women.

These are real life tales of real life girls who show that obstacles can be over come, records can be broken, and that girls come in all shapes, sizes and colours clutching a myriad of wonderful, individual talents.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls opens with with the story of Ada Lovelace, the mathematician who wrote the first computer programme in history. Learn about Nancy Wake (a spy from New Zealand), Michelle Deprince (a ballet dancer from Sierra Leone) and Jacquotte Delahaya (a pirate from Haiti).

Good Night Stories for Rebel GirlsA double page spread is dedicated to each inspiring girl, and each tale begins with those infamous words… ‘Once upon a time’ . 100 true tales showing girls firmly in the driving seat of their own destiny, no matter what life threw at them.

Each tale is accompanied by a portrait illustrated by one of 60 female artists whose work appears in the book – the illustrations themselves are wonderfully eclectic, flamboyant and varied, just like the women they seek to portray.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is my go-to gift for readers this year, every girl deserves a copy.

‘Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them.’ Rita Levi Montalcini, Italian scientist.


Elena Favili, Francesca Cavallo
60 Female Artists
Penguin Books

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