Girls Are Best

Who says it’s a man’s world?

For as long as history has been recorded, girls haven’t had much of a look-in among all the great men we remember. But girls have been around just as long as boys, haven’t they? Yes! So why don’t we hear more about great women from the past? You might know of a few: Joan of Arc, maybe, or Boudica, or Florence Nightingale. But did you know there were female gladiators called Gladiatrices? Or that Nimkasi was the Sumerian goddess of beer? Or that Mary Jacob Phelps invented the bra?

Just because we don’t hear about them doesn’t mean that girls haven’t achieved amazing things, come up with wonderful inventions or won incredible battles! So get set to discover the original girl power in this look at sassy women through the ages, compiled by leading author and TV personality Sandi Toksvig.

“The book to buy for daughters… lively, entertaining, illustrated snippets about the great women in history.” Sunday Times

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  • An brillant/ fantastic book full of great pics and info , but also totaly right girls are just as great as men

    5 March 2013

  • i absoulutley love this book, it is full of info and not boring at all even though it tells you loads of info. also rely good pictures in it !!!

    6 March 2012

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    great book!!!!!!!!loved

    7 November 2011

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    i hav’nt read it but it sounds bawsome i would rate i 10/10!!

    17 March 2011

  • okay

    i didn’t read it but it sounds great 10/10 GIRLS ARE BEST!!!

    8 January 2011

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