Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Bessie Stringfield, finally getting some long overdue praise, in a great little illustrated book









http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com/post/163529423683/bessie-stringfield-1911-1993-the-motorcycle
http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/bessie-stringfield
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to order the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062405373/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0062405373&linkCode=as2&tag=rejectedprinc-20&linkId=af6c373c18b41107dca166e7852844f5

Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, Rejected Princesses turns the ubiquitous "pretty pink princess" stereotype portrayed in movies, and on endless toys, books, and tutus on its head, paying homage instead to an awesome collection of strong, fierce, and yes, sometimes weird, women: warrior queens, soldiers, villains, spies, revolutionaries, and more who refused to behave and meekly accept their place.

An entertaining mix of biography, imagery, and humor written in a fresh, young, and riotous voice, this thoroughly researched exploration salutes these awesome women drawn from both historical and fantastical realms, including real life, literature, mythology, and folklore. Each profile features an eye-catching image of both heroic and villainous women in command from across history and around the world, from a princess-cum-pirate in fifth century Denmark, to a rebel preacher in 1630s Boston, to a bloodthirsty Hungarian countess, and a former prostitute who commanded a fleet of more than 70,000 men on China’s seas.

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