An informative and stylish read, No Girls Allowed tells of brave and creative girls and women throughout the ages who defied the social restrictions of their gender. I would have liked to have seen colour in the illustrations, but the feeling of inspiration still came through. I especially liked that the tales ended with an update or sorts on the women, what happened to them when known and what was likely to have happened when not known. These are not simply tales of individuals but of the influence and affects they had on those around them and on other women of the time.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure
A female pharaoh? A woman general in the Kahn's army? A female Viking raider? No way, you say? Look again. Appearances can be deceiving ? Based on legends, poems, letters and first-hand accounts, these seven biographical tales tell of women who disguised themselves as men. From ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages to the 19th century, this historically accurate graphic treatment is perfect to transport readers back to bygone eras. The lives of these daring women were often filled with danger and the fear of discovery. However, for the sake of freedom, ambition, love or adventure, these women risked everything. No Girls Allowed brings a contemporary edge to a part of history largely untold ? until now.