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This is book number 2 in the Feminist Folktales series.
Whether they're dismissing princes or saving them, each of these diverse heroines remains the center of her own legend.
In this second volume of reissued classic folktales, a Punjabi woman outwits seven ruthless thieves, an Incan girl restores harmony to the empire, and a mischievous Norwegian lass thwarts her entitled landowner. Spanning several centuries and continents, the stories in Kamala recall how it's the dazzling courage, cleverness, and power of women that hold our world together.
Feminist Folktales is a four-volume series of folklore showcasing traditional stories from around the world with courageous and heroic girls at the center of every tale. Often having existed only as oral histories, Ethel Johnston Phelps collected and anthologized these tales into two volumes, Tatterhood and The Maid of the North. This series features Phelps's stories set against new illustrations, with introductions reflecting the enduring cultural significance of these folktales in the present day.
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. Suki Boynton is an artist, illustrator, and the senior graphic designer at the Feminist Press. She is a graduate of Connecticut College with a BA in art history and has a degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Charleston, SC. She currently lives in Newark, NJ. Kate Schatz is the New York Times bestselling author of Rad American Women A-Z, a children's book (for everyone) published by City Lights Books. Her book of fiction, Rid of Me: A Story, was published in 2006 as part of the acclaimed 33 1/3 series.