Changing Woman and Her Sisters

Changing Woman and Her Sisters

Stories of Goddesses From Around the World

Book - 2006
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An illustrated collection of traditional tales which feature goddesses from different cultures, including Navajo, Mayan, and Fon. Notes explain each goddess's place in her culture, the reason for the book, and how the illustrations were developed.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, 2006.
ISBN: 9780823419999
0823419991
Branch Call Number: 398.22 T249
Characteristics: 80 p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Hyman, Trina Schart

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misatim
Mar 12, 2018

Very well done! the only thing wrong is I wish people from other cultures would stop calling other cultures beliefs, mythology. After all we don't call it the christian myth. I also wish it was longer with more Goddesses.

FindingJane Nov 01, 2014

This is another great collaboration between writer Ms. Tchana and illustrator Ms. Hyman. With gorgeous illustrations and in-depth story-telling, the different goddesses of bygone eras are spread in sumptuous detail in this grand picture book. The various fates of each of these beings (not all of them pretty—one goddess is beaten by her jealous husband, another is maimed by her cowardly father) are often about epic struggles and trials that need to be overcome before each goddess can attain her rightful power. Some goddesses are strong, some are tricky and others demonstrate a capacity for sympathy beyond anything mortal. All are fascinating beings. Some of them (like Kuan Yin) are still revered today and these stories outline why humans paid them their worship. This is an exemplary storybook for children and adults alike.

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Niim
Jun 19, 2013

A beautifully illustrated and written account of women of power from around the world.

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Jun 25, 2014

yvox thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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