Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli , Francesca Cavallo (free download), ‘The definitive book of the year in our house, for both parents and offspring’ Maggie O’Farrell, Guardian Books of the Year.
‘Absolutely beautiful – get one for yourself and one to inspire a woman in your life’ Stylist
*Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller*
*Blackwell’s Book of the Year*
*Foyles Children’s Book of the Year*
*Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year*
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.
Our favourite bedtime read * Little London * An excellent book… it should be top of every girl’s reading list – and boys too, so they can see the vital role played by women throughout history. This crowdfunded book has become a smash hit, and quite rightly so * Parents in Touch * Potted biographies of lots of great women – not just rebels (although many of them are), but scientists, writers, artists, politicians. A great ethnic and historical mix too, and lots of women who did great things as children and teenagers — Sally Nicholls 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 * 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 * The key message is perseverance rather than success. Crucially, the book also gives exposure to female illustrators. Their diverse styles are universally attractive, with bright appealing colours and expressive faces. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls would be a valuable addition to the bookshelves of any child interested in history, regardless of their gender — Sara Keating * Irish Times * Go out now and add Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls to your bookshelf. Gripping and beautiful, Sofya has paused her Harry Potter obsession to tell me all about Aung San Suu Kyi and Anna Politkovskaya. Be still my feminist heart — Rebecca Schiller * The Pool * The feminist book every child needs in their bedroom… bedtime stories which tell of real women shattering the glass ceiling and challenging patriarchy should be read to all children – not just to little girls, but to little boys, too — Ellie Wiseman * Grazia * A cracking book… beautifully illustrated, a great source for young women to be inspired — Ryan Tubridy * The Late Late Toy Show, RTE * Really inspiring for all young girls, they should all read it — Sarah * The Late Late Toy Show, RTE * A worldwide hit — Helena de Bertodano * The Times * The exceptional women included here come from many times and places… Each is celebrated in a brief biography written in the style of a modern fairy tale – with the twist that she is often an unsung shaper of our society. Illustrations by female artists add to the joy of this ebullient, inspiring collection — Julia Eccleshare * Guardian * The feminist bedtime story book you’ll wish you had growing up — Harriet Hall * Stylist * 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 * 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 * In a sign of the times – that rebellion is good – there’s a book dominating the Christmas bestsellers list this year. It is Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo… what the title says to girls is that history has placed laurels on the heads of men, that children’s books have left them out, and that this is their time for revolution * Evening Standard *.
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 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.