Fairy Tales of Fearless Girls

An emboldening, exquisitely illustrated picture book of reimagined fairy tales with a feminist twist, perfect for fans of the classic stories, Disney lovers, and readers of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls!

They may be small, but they’re big of heart—
kind and cheerful, brave and smart.
And so with courage, hope, and laughter
they make their own “happily ever after.”

In this treasury of modern fairy tales, the heroines make their own way to happily ever after, and there isn’t a damsel in distress in sight! Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Thumbelina don’t let fear or self-doubt hold them back. Using their wits, bravery, honesty, and kindness, they problem-solve their way out of tricky situations. See how Rapunzel invents her way out of her tower or Red Riding Hood outsmarts the wolf!

Each story has a modern twist, a different illustrator, and all the charm of a classic storybook. This sweet and accessible book is perfect for young princes and princesses learning to have courage and follow their hearts.

Susannah McFarlane is the founding director of boutique children’s publisher Lemonfizz Media and the author, creator, and publisher of some of Australia’s most successful children’s book series, including EJ Spy School, Boy vs Beast, and Little Mates. Susannah has over twenty years’ experience as a children’s book publisher and worked with some of the world’s leading brands and writers. She actually counts Thomas the Tank Engine and Winnie the Pooh as friends, as well as former colleagues!

Beth Norling is a freelance illustrator, author, and designer with thirty years of experience. She makes original illustrative and design work for print media, fiction and nonfiction, children’s books, book covers, animations, signage, murals, business branding, and much more! Beth’s timeless, thoughtful, and classic style brings whimsy and warmth to all her projects.

Lucinda Gifford is a children’s book author and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia, and she spends a lot of her time drawing in front of an audience. Lucinda draws in notebooks, on digital screens, on easels, and on huge bits of cartridge paper stuck to walls and windows. Her quirky and dynamic art is featured in many books for young readers.

Claire Robertson is an Australian artist, illustrator, and filmmaker based in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. She weaves the whimsy of her island life into her work, incorporating the local flora and fauna in her characteristic style. Claire has produced acclaimed short films and is best known for her much loved blog LoobyLu.com, for which she has won many awards and accolades.

Sher Rill Ng is an author and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. She graduated from RMIT University with a bachelor’s degree in design and works as a web and mobile designer. Sher Rill also took part in the Imaginism House Workshop, an intensive art training program in Montreal, Canada, where she worked with some of the best artists in the concept art and animation industries. Though she’s branched out into photography, music, and games design, Sher Rill always comes back to her passion: art and illustration.