Tatterhood: Feminist Folktales from Around the World, v.1

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by Ethyl Johnston Phelps, illustrated by Suki Boynton

Feminist Press

2016, hardcover

SKU: 9781558619296


From Japan to Norway, Scotland to Sudan, Tatterhood brings readers twelve folk tales--and twelve women whose cunning, hard work, and physical strength are celebrated in each story. A family of three women teaches a burly man how to wrestle, a girl battles a fearsome bear, and a young mother rescues her village from an elephant's stomach.

Also included in the series are Kamala and Sea Girl.

About the Author:

Ethel Johnston Phelps (1914-1984) held a master's degree in Medieval Literature, co-edited a Ricardian journal, and published several articles on fifteenth-century subjects. She compiled two anthologies of feminist folk tales from around the world, Tatterhood and The Maid of the North.