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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

  • Hardcover
PUBLISHED: 20th March 2017
ISBN: 9780141986005
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  • Hardcover
PUBLISHED: 20th March 2017
ISBN: 9780141986005

Publisher Description

THE INSPIRING NO.1 BESTSELLER 'The anti-princess book teaching girls to rebel' Georgina Rannard, BBC News 'Absolutely beautiful - get one for yourself and one to inspire a woman in your life' Stylist 'In an ideal world, not only would mothers read this aloud to their daughters, but teachers would read it to schoolboys' Sunday Times What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don't need rescuing.

Author Biography

Elena Favilli (Author) Elena Favilli is a media entrepreneur and a journalist. She has worked for Colors magazine, McSweeney's, RAI, Il Post, and La Repubblica, and has managed digital newsrooms on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2011, she created the first iPad magazine for children, Timbuktu magazine. She is the founder and CEO of Timbuktu Labs. Francesca Cavallo (Author) Francesca Cavallo is a writer and theatre director. Her award-winning plays have been staged all across Europe. A passionate social innovator, Francesca is the founder of Sferracavalli, an International Festival of Sustainable Imagination in Southern Italy. In 2011, Francesca joined forces with Elena Favilli to found Timbuktu Labs, where she serves as Creative Director.


Trust me, your life needs Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls... Absolutely beautiful - get one for yourself and one to inspire a woman in your life -- Sarah Shaffi Stylist Featuring spies, pirates, astronauts, activists, scientists, writers, sports stars and more, many of the stories are so thrilling and uplifting your child's heart may beat a little faster, her mind racing with possibilities. If she leaps out of bed to get to work, blame the authors -- Emine Saner Guardian You have to buy it for the little ones in your lives, but you also need a copy for your grown-up bookshelf... There is serious girl power between the covers of this book Bustle A must-have for the nightstand of every girl or young woman you know -- Geri Stengel Forbes The all-female team behind a pioneering new book called Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls are confronting the tired, patriarchal narrative head-on. It sets out to challenge gender stereotypes and inspire young girls to aim high in their career goals... The book was launched via a stratospheric Kickstarter campaign that drew worldwide attention Daily Mail Forget passive simpering princesses and damsels in distress - the heroines of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls are famed for their real-life achievements... Red The feminist bedtime story book you'll wish you had growing up -- Harriet Hall Stylist From politics to sport to technology to entertainment, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls wonderfully celebrates the power of a woman's touch. It is a book that makes you proud to be a woman and allows little girls to dream big! Curious Mum

Review Text

A revolution at bedtime... Esther Walker thought she had parenting down until she read the hit book to her daughter. It has changed their lives

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100 tales of extraordinary women - the most highly supported original book ever in the history of crowdfunding.

Product Details

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United Kingdom
Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
Penguin Books Ltd

Product Reviews

16 Dec, 2018
As a little girl, all the cool hero exciting books were "for boys". This is for me. And my daughter. And we both hank you.
By Dale
13 Aug, 2018
By Rebecca
16 Jul, 2018
By Sarah
04 Apr, 2018
By Craig
27 Mar, 2018
My daughter is loving this book and now whats me to get her the second one in the series.
By Rachelle
25 Mar, 2018
By Jackie
06 Sep, 2017
It's wonderful!! Such an inspirational book!
By Annie
04 Sep, 2017
By Bianca
02 Sep, 2017
By Rebecca
01 Sep, 2017
By Marie
28 Aug, 2017
By sanaz
24 Aug, 2017
By Alyssa
22 Aug, 2017
By Anjali
18 Aug, 2017
Love this - cannot wait to read it to my kids!
By Adele
11 Aug, 2017
Essential reading for little girls and boys!
By Rebecca
10 Aug, 2017
Given to my 11 year old niece who loves the book. Although I disagree Hilary Clinton included in the book. Not a role model as she encourges her husband's infidelity by staying with him.
By Leanne
08 Aug, 2017
This is a fabulous inspiring book for all ages.
By Jacqui
01 Aug, 2017
By Klara
01 Aug, 2017
Great real life accounts of leading women from around the world. My daughter loves her new bedtime book.
24 Jul, 2017
By Annie
24 Jul, 2017
Brilliant thanks
By sarah
20 Jul, 2017
By Gina
19 Jul, 2017
I read this to my 7 year old and she loves it.
By Rebecca
13 Jul, 2017
By Alana
02 Jul, 2017
Fabulous! Bought this for my 7 year old grand daughter. Was hard to tell who was most in love with it, her or my daughter in law! Such a great way to encourage our girls to go for their dreams.
By Janet
26 Jun, 2017
Great book!! My girls 6 & 9 year old love it!!
By Fernanda