By: Susannah McFarlane
Illustrated by: Beth Norling, Sher Rill Ng and Claire Robertson
Genre: YFA - Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Allen & Unwin
Published: 29 Aug 2018
ISBN: 9781760523541


Feisty: typically describes one who is relatively small, lively, determined and courageous. Girls can rescue themselves - just watch Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Thumbelina create their own happily ever afters in this beautiful and emboldening bedtime book. A glorious treasury for young girls - and boys - featuring artwork from four leading Australian illustrators: Beth Norling, Claire Robertson, Lucinda Gifford and Sher Rill Ng.


This is a brand new take on the classic fairytales of Rapunzel, Little Riding Hood, Cinderella and Thumbelina and will hit a real note with girls aged 7 –10.

There are no princes coming to the rescue in this book! All our beloved characters use their skills to get themselves out the situations they find themselves in.

Rapunzel uses her engineering and building skills, Little Red Riding Hood uses her knowledge of flowers, Cinderella’s courage and caring attitude shines through and Thumbelina’s love of a good joke helps her find her way.

These girls really are all ‘feisty’, and will have you looking at these classic fairytales in a whole new light! The accompanying illustrations make this a wonderful read.

Reviewed by Sam

There is a colouring sheet available on website for this title.