Is there anything more intriguing and wonderful than the world of princesses for little girls? Or as fascinating as dragon slaying for little boys? Even the most politically-correct-gender-aware parents have to surrender to the knights and princesses phase at one point or another. Which is why I want to recommend this awesome reinterpretation of the dated medival theme by Christina Björk and Eva Eriksson. Seven fun stories about knights or princesses that don't bear any resemblance to the traditional narrative of young maidens rescued by princes who live happily ever after. The characters are children, not sexualized tweenies, have spunk and attitude, aren't well behaved at all times, and handle dragon encounters themselves. Read an excerpt about the princesses, or an excerpt from the book about knights (in Swedish).
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