The Serpent Slayer: and Other Stories of Strong Women
Katrin Hyman Tchana Trina Schart Hyman
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Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM By Katrin Hyman Tchana Trina Schart Hyman

This volume is an anthology of 18 stories about heroines with as much courage, wit and intelligence as their familiar male counterparts It includes Li Chi, the serpent slayer, and the old woman sly enough to outsmart the devil.
  • Title: The Serpent Slayer: and Other Stories of Strong Women
  • Author: Katrin Hyman Tchana Trina Schart Hyman
  • ISBN: 9780316387019
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Hardcover


Hazel Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
I've just read this quickly before sending it to my niece. I'm disappointed that the prose doesn't sparkle. Tchana is a pedestrian stylist and there are certainly better-written folktales. But the content is fabulous. The 'princesses' are bright, curious, patient, physically courageous, thoughtful, assertive girls; heroines every one. There's a canny old woman who outwits the the devil, and a poor peasant girl who stands up to the king. I'm particularly pleased that there are many black/brown gi [...]
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Miriam Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
Hyman's illustrations are wonderful, as always. The stories selected are often relatively obscure ones, which was a great change from the famous few that get told over and over. The text is substantial and perfectly suitable for teens and adults as well as children. The volume is large and heavier than the standard picture book, so smaller children may find it a bit hard to hold on their own.
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Wealhtheow Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
Beautiful, earthy illustrations of fairy tales from around the world. Trina Schart Hyman has been my favorite illustrator all of my life, and I seek out her work, no matter where it is. To my glee, Hyman tends to pick fantastic projects.
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Dan Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
Trina Schart Hyman--who did the illustrations to this--is quickly becoming my reigning Queen of Illustration--alas, that she is dead.I feel that I need to own all the books she did artwork for--it's nuts. It's a fever that overtakes me. Just brilliant, beautiful work
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Courtney Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
I LOVE this book, the stories are interesting and they feature women being strong and smart.Every little girl should have this book. Every story in the book that we have read so far have been top notch, i am so thankful someone posted about this book.
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Shawn Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
this book + girl scout campfire storytime = fierce little womene illustrations alone make this book worth owning.
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Jamie Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
The Serpent Slayer tells the legend of Li Chi, a child of the village of Yung Ling who has volunteered to be sacrificed to a dragon terrorizing their home. A sorcerer hired by the village to find a solution for the dragon's rampaging of their farms and livestock proclaimed that the beast would only be appeased by the sacrifice of a young woman once a year. The sorcerer stuck around to enjoy the people reverence of him while girl after girl is sent off to her death. But Li Chi decides enough is e [...]
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Katie J Schwartz Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
A review of The Serpent Slayer: And Other Stories of Strong Young Women by Katrin Hyman Tchana and Trina Schart Hyman:Content = AWESOMEThis collection of stories is actually diverse. There are girls from a wide variety of cultures represented.The Barber's Wife (Indian)Grandmother's Skull (Native American)The Magic Lake (Latin American)And it's not just stories about young women, either:The Old Woman and the Devil (Middle Eastern)Illustrations = AWESOMELots of different representations of beauty [...]
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Callie Rose Tyler Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
This book has some great fairy tales that I've never read before. I love how the stories are so diverse and from various cultures. This book is an ideal read for bedtime. I would suggest for slightly older children as these stories are not sterilized they involve instances of violence and death. The best stories:Nesoowa and the Chenoo Beebyeebyee and the Water GodThe Old Woman and the DevilGrandmother's SkullThree Whiskers from a Lion's Chin
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Bobby Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
The pictures are definitely 5-star worthy but the writing and/or central message/moral of the stories is a bit lacking with a few of them.
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Kienie Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
The Serpent Slayer: sometimes a girl just gotta get stuff done.The Barber's Wife: she got to keep both her boy-toy husband and the money.Nesoowa and the Chenoo: Sometimes kindness is enough to soften even the most evil heart, and sometimes you need some god magic and murderbut you know, whatever works.Clever Marcela: I've read several versions of this story, but usually the girl was too young to marry the king. And sometimes she was a man. Liked this version. Smart people flirting is hot.Sister [...]
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Leah Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
Retold by Katrin Hyman Tchana, daughter of the collection's illustrator, Caldecott Medal winner Trina Schart Hyman."This book is a collection of fairy tales that are -- sort of -- from around the world. Sort of, because there aren't stories here from every country in the world or even every continent."What I loved most about The Serpent Slayer and Other Stories of Strong Women was how colorful it was: both its illustrations and its heroes. Compared to Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales [...]
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Ellen Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
The prose is lackluster, but Trina Schart Hyman's illustrations are gorgeous, as ever.
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Lee Ann Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
This was a pretty neat collection of woman-centered folktales. I love how diverse it was; there were tales from so many different cultures, and about girls and women of all ages. My favorite was probably Grandmother's Skull for the really neat artwork, but I also liked Duffy the Lady because of the clever and ambitious main character (ayooo, fellow Slytherin). Nesoowa and the Chenoo was awesome too, mostly because the Chenoo reminded me of the Wendigo which reminded me of Until Dawn, and, well, [...]
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Marissa Elera Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
This collection of global fairy tales includes thirteen different stories, each about four pages long. The theme of this collection is strong female heroines, most of whom use their wisdom to solve problems men in the stories cannot. The stories are not organized in any particular order, and much of this may be due to with Tchana’s intention to compile stories that appear multiple times throughout the world in various versions. In her preface, Tchana explains that a single fairy tale, such as [...]
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Ms. Kelly Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
beautiful printing. nice pictures and colors. nice variety of tales - familiar and not so familiar, different countries of origin, etcfinitely gives you a good feeling - reading about all these unapologetic heroinesrpent slayer - very exciting picture, good start to the bookthe barbers wife - i found it perversely pleasurable that the barber was never named - as so often the wife isn't. but it still made me shake my head that someone as smart as she loved him essentially because he was cute with [...]
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Chris Perry Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
I loved this book and recommend it to anyone looking for great classic folk stories about women. This book does not limit stories to one culture or people, in fact, this book contains classic tales from all over the world. There are many stories in here that I liked as an adult and wish someone would have read them to me as a child. The funny thing is that this book was specifically written for mothers to read the stories within its covers to their daughters. These stories are not just for any: [...]
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Sam Grace Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
Definitely joins the ranks of Tatterhood and Women Who Run With the Wolves, except with the awesomeness of full color paintings for each story. It's like D'Aulaires and The Maid of the North had an awesome multiculti love child. Did I mention that the majority of the stories are not European? I have really enjoyed reading these before bed recently. :-)
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Marsha Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
Stories of strong, clever and resourceful women are found in many cultures and this book has truly memorable ones. There are no Grimm tales here with sleeping victims or girls sneaking away to the ball. These ladies know what they want and aren’t afraid to take risks to get them. Whether rebellious, spoiled, hard working or merely saucy, this book delivers! The illustrations are quite fine, too, masterfully conveying shifting moods, atmospheres, locales and cultures. This is a book that girls [...]
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Sophia Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
This is a wonderful book for children of all ages. The tales range across cultures and are told with great humour and ease. The illustrations are rich and support the stories well. In this day of changing the story told to us by the dominant paradigm, these tales are a refreshing look at women's power and possibility.I highly recommend this book. I used it as a school librarian and have given it as a gift to children of many ages and across cultures. It has been a favourite since i first discove [...]
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Amanda Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
If you have young people in your life, this would make a good gift. All the girls and women in these stories are their own heroes. They may work alone, or with others, but none of them wait for anyone to ride up and rescue them.I especially liked the story of Sister Lace, who refused to use her wonderful gift for the selfish Emperor, and the story of the woman who learned how much patience and strength she had by getting three hairs from the chin of a tiger to help her husband, who was suffering [...]
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Kate Davis Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
Stories of strong women! What's not to love? Well, some people might want to critique that many of the stories end in marriage or are marriage-focused, but that seems useful to me. This isn't an alternate reality in which women have more power than men or in which the scales are level (although there is a place for such literature). This is how women can claim control over their lives, affect change in their realities, even within a patriarchal system. And that seems more urgent, and more useful [...]
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Katie Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
I read this in my early youth because I was a feminist from the WOMB. Tchana compiles myths from a lot of different cultures and makes them understandable to kids, but doesn't shy away from the uncomfortable subjects like death that stood at the center of these stories. The illustrations are beautiful and depict women and girls of all ages, sizes, and cultures. This is one of my favorite books ever.
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Catie Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
A multi-cultural collection of heroines from legends and fairy tales. Most I had never heard of before, but the stories were entertaining (though some might not be appropriate for all children, considering there are a lot of monsters that end up headless). There are fewer illustrations than in many picture books, too (one or two per story), though the illustrations that are included are beautiful. A great resource for educators and older children.
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Doria Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
Trina Schart Hyman remains one of my most favorite illustrators ever, and this book reaffirms my faith in her extraordinary talent. I would read any book that Hyman has illustrated, but this one was particularly enjoyable for me, as it is an unusual and diverse collection of stories with female heroines. Each tale tells the story of a girl or woman who perseveres against difficult challenges, and emerges - if not unscathed - victorious. A satisfying and nourishing read.
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Heather Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
I loved all the stories in this book. My favorites were The Rebel Princess, The Magic Lake, and Staver and Vassilissa. The stories are from around the world; Scotland, China, Gambia, Central America etc. Each story includes two beautiful illustrations; one is a full page size. Women of all different ages and personality types are shown. None of the stories are ones I heard before so it was fun to be pleasantly surprised with each page. I recommend this book to all.
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Laura Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
Similar to the other collection of folktales for strong girls that I just read (Not One Damsel in Distress by Jane Yolen), I found the tales were indeed about strong & clever women & girls, but most of the tales themselves still seemed to teach that a woman's goal in life is to be married to a man. This book is beautifully illustrated and does a great job of having tales from across the globe.Probably for children 7-8 or older?
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Handan Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
I don't know if it was the illustrations or the selection of stories, but I rather liked this collection. Most were stories which I had never read, but I found some of the archetypes I've read in adult or older YA novels. Definitely a recommendation for those who enjoy fairy tales or are looking for other options beyond the typical. (Though, on that note, I'm still looking for a collection of all the Grimm tales as they're far more expansive than what we consider "fairy tales" today.)
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Carlos Rascon Jul 09, 2020 - 05:54 AM
This is a good book to read when you are borred because it teels a story like no other book i have read. The book is about a village that has been terrorised by a giant serpant. this book will entratain you cover to cover, because it has many shot stories. I hope you have time to enjoy this book just like i did.
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The Serpent Slayer: and Other Stories of Strong Women By Katrin Hyman Tchana Trina Schart Hyman This volume is an anthology of 18 stories about heroines with as much courage, wit and intelligence as their familiar male counterparts It includes Li Chi, the serpent slayer, and the old woman sly enough to outsmart the devil.

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