Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Rejected Princesses

If you haven't heard of Rejected Princesses, it's an amazing project. The breadth of information and the author's storytelling ability (not to mention his art skills!) are fantastic. He tells the tales of women in history or folklore who aren't as well known as they should be, or whose entire stories don't often get told. Usually they're admirable sorts, but he also has rapscallions and villians.
He's covered two Iranian steppe nomads: Tirgatao and Tomyris. Tirgatao is a web entry, so she gets a graphic short story. Tomyris is one of the book entries, so she has a short write-up and a single image.
I highly recommend buying the book. He has it set up in a way that makes it easy to pick which stories to tell any kids you may read them to. Much like movies, he has a ranking system for how mature the stories are, as well as which mature themes are in them.

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