Luscious illustrations portray the fifty legendary ladies and through them, their diverse cultures, costumes, stories, and forms of physical beauty are honored as well. Ann Shen's signature watercolors make Legendary Ladies a unique, gift-worthy homage to the mighty women within. It was great to see such diversity among each section! This book is so colourful, it just made me smile from ear to ear as I flipped through it. If prompted, choose Run or Save, then follow the rest of the prompts to complete the update. Book Summary: Throughout History comes this lushly illustrated book of goddesses from around the world.
Each illustration comes with a brief, Wikipedian-sounding summary of the goddess's role in mythology, which either works well or feels too dry depending on the page. These powerful deities and many more are celebrated in gorgeous artwork and enlightening essays that explore the feminine divine and encourage readers to empower themselves. Choi delivers such a character-driven, raw, modern-day romance that is just so unique and moving! It'd also be excellent for introducing readers, especially young adults, to world mythology. That being said, I feel like the actual book could have been better. I want to know, do you have a favorite goddess? For this blog tour though, I choose to focus on one of my all-time favourite characters: Artemis, twin to the perhaps more well-known Apollo, the god of music and poetry.
I also love the complete variation in the ladies that Shen has chosen to feature - from Greek to Welsh, there are 50 incredible pages and I love them all! If it's about gods and goddesses, it's sure to fly off the shelf. Not to be biased, but the artwork for the goddess of hunt, wilderness and the moon is one of the most eye-catching ones within this entire book, and I want it to be a print so I can hang it on my wall! This was such a beautifully illustrated and inspiring read, that while chronicling numerous tales of heroic goddesses it also was very inspirational and moving. I asked my library to order this book because I love goddesses and I was drawn to the art. Skimming through, you'll quickly build up a list of favorite pages. Each goddess had one page featuring an illustration of her, and another page containing all of the important information about her. I'm glad I was able to learn about the ones I've never heard of. For people into empowerment and motivation, there are so many books out there - but this one is unique.
Raw mythology is no kids' movie, for sure, but I think that women who don't look like any animated princess may get a big kick out of seeing themselves represented in the goddesses of this book. Have a look at my social channels below to connect and let's have a chat! For example, the tale of Creiddylad, Welsh goddess of Springtime, is very similar to that of the Greek Persephone. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and will definitely be returning to it again and again. She has signed up for a one-way ticket. Or to anyone who just likes beautifully illustrated books.
The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. They are the contenders in the Genesis programme, the world's craziest speed-dating show ever, aimed at creating the first human colony on Mars. Legendary Ladies by Ann Shen is an incredibly beautiful and enlightening book jam-packed with fictional though very inspiring ladies from a whole variety of myths and cultures. Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home. Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity. I found myself looking at the place of origin and seeing that skin color and prominent features of people in that region were missing from many of the illustrations.
She basically has control of the whole universe, cosmos and can change the past and future. I was, however, expecting a bit more than a couple of basic paragraphs on each. Emergency Contact by Mary H. I was left wanting more. Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home. Aru Shah And The End Of Time also emphasized family and friendship throughout the entire story, which is so wonderfully explored And I loved that! Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home.
That being said, I feel like the actual book could have been better. As a child or a teen I would have looooooved this book. I stayed for a Masters in History. I would have loved some more text as it was largely just two or three paragraphs, but on the whole a lovely book. Some of my favorites were: The Muses but of course! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. If it's about gods and goddesses, it's sure to fly off the shelf.
Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity. Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality. My main critique for this work is the illustrations. I'… As it is now 2019 I think it is time to share my favourite books of 2019.