Meet the heroines who don't wait at home while boys have all the adventures ... This beautifully illustrated collection brings together a selection of classic children's stories, retold by Samantha Newman. These narratives from around the world showcase strong, charismatic, independent female protagonists who know their own minds, and make their own decisions. Inside you will meet Dorothy Gale, who freed faraway Oz from a terrible tyrant; Hua Mulan, who became a mighty warrior, legendary throughout ancient China; clever and powerful goddess Athena of Greek myth, who went toe-to-toe with Poseidon; and many more. These women strike out on their own with self-confidence, imagination, wit, and courage. They live without restraint or narrowly defined roles. Inspire the world-changing women of the future to dream big, by fueling their imaginations with relatable and aspirational role models. Featuring magical full-colour illustrations by Khoa Le, this book belongs on every girl's bookshelf; ideal for children aged 8+. Stories include: • Gerda and the Snow Queen (Denmark) • Hua Mulan, the Noble Warrior (China) • Heidi's New Adventures (Switzerland) • Alice in Wonderland (UK) • Dorothy's Adventure in Oz (USA) • The Tale of Athena's Great Contest (Greece) • Hinemoa's Great Swim (Maori, NZ) • Chimidyue and the Butterfly (Colombia/Venezuela) • The Tale of Kind Elena and Lazy Anca (Romania) • The Tale of Odette the Swan Maiden (Germany) • Lykke, the Little Mermaid (Denmark) • Guimara, the Giant Princess (Brazil) • The Maiden and the Falcon (Russia) • Celine's Best Cake (France) • Princess Kaguya's Great Adventure (Japan) ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Publishing's Inspiring Heroines series retells classic children's stories, showcasing strong female protagonists who strike out against adversity and smash stereotypes. Featuring enchanting full-colour illustrations by Khoa Le, these empowering tales will inspire young readers to dream big.