This beautifully illustrated, full-colour hardback gift edition presents an inspiring collection of 15 stories from around the world, retold by multi award-winning author Anita Ganeri. This fairy tale collection showcases narratives that celebrate strong, independent women. These heroines aren't reduced to being wives or witches! They run free and possess the qualities we would hope for in our daughters and friends: self-confidence, strength, wits, courage, fearlessness, and independence. They live freely, happily ever after, without restraint or narrowly defined roles. Ideal for children aged 8+.