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Tatterhood and Other Tales
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ETHEL JOHNSTON PHELPS also edited The Maid of the North: Feminist Folk Tales from Around the World.

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Tatterhood and Other Tales

Edited by Ethel Johnston Phelps

Illustrated by Pamela Baldwin Ford

These 25 traditional tales come from Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. All the central characters are spirited females—decisive heroes of extraordinary courage, wit, and achievement who set out to determine their own fate. Some of their stories are comic, some adventurous, some eerie, and some magical. The Chicago Sun-Times writes: "A sparkling gathering of traditional, yet little-known, tales from all parts of the globe. The female characters. . .manage to outsmart, outdo, and over-power the villains with nerves of steel, cunning minds, and disarming senses of humor."

"Accustomed as we have all been to great derring-do tales of heroes and handmaidens, it is a particular pleasure to enjoy these splendid folk tales and legends where the central characters are clever, strong, resourceful, and successful females. There are role models a-plenty for both sexes here. A rich assortment!"

—Eve Merriam, author of Mommies at Work

"The tales in this collection are in the best tradition of folk re-telling, each one rendered with a richness and simplicity that are difficult to achieve. Included are little-known tales that will elicit the delight and appreciation they deserve. The Feminist Press is to be congratulated for bringing us this remarkable book."

—Bernard Polishuk, Coordinator of Children's Services, King Couny Library System, Washington

"A sparkling gathering of traditional, yet little-known, tales from all parts of the globe. The female characters . . . manage to outsmart, outdo, and overpower the villains with nerves of steel, cunning minds, and disarming senses of humor."

Chicago Sun-Times

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