A Tale of a Hero and the Song of Her Sword

Author: Brody, Dylan

Subjects: Science Fiction; Leadership; Gifted Women and Girls; Girl's Adventure

Age: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Order code: 4128

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 4128S

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If more girls grew up to be heroes, the world would be different.

In Rowan Milne’s world, heroes study swordplay and learn to slay magical beasts, but Rowan is full of surprises. From her departure to Hero School at age thirteen to her insistence that there is more to heroism than the strength and courage of the warrior beast-slayer, she always seems to be aware of more options than those around her. Her story serves as both a feminist anthem for young adult readers and a case for traditionally feminine virtues like empathy and creative problem solving, as opposed to the traditional male virtues of romanticized violence and warriorism.

With her sword at her hip and her keen mind and conscience to guide her through stunning fencing competitions and heroic battles, Rowan leaves convention behind. On her way, she redefines the role of the hero in society and the meaning of heroism. Now it will include empathy, creative problem solving, and self-discovery. Sometimes girls just don’t want to settle for “happily ever after.”

Dylan Brody is a successful screenwriter, author, and stand-up comedian. He resides in Studio City, California.

If more girls grew up to be heroes, the world would be different.

In Rowan Milne’s world, heroes study swordplay and learn to slay magical beasts, but Rowan is full of surprises. From her departure to Hero School at age thirteen to her insistence that there is more to heroism than the strength and courage of the warrior beast-slayer, she always seems to be aware of more options than those around her. Her story serves as both a feminist anthem for young adult readers and a case for traditionally feminine virtues like empathy and creative problem solving, as opposed to the traditional male virtues of romanticized violence and warriorism.

With her sword at her hip and her keen mind and conscience to guide her through stunning fencing competitions and heroic battles, Rowan leaves convention behind. On her way, she redefines the role of the hero in society and the meaning of heroism. Now it will include empathy, creative problem solving, and self-discovery. Sometimes girls just don’t want to settle for “happily ever after.”

Dylan Brody is a successful screenwriter, author, and stand-up comedian. He resides in Studio City, California.

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