No Girls Allowed

Susan Hughes
Willow Dawson

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.

978-1-55453-178-3 | Aug 1, 2008
List Price: USD $12.99, CAD $12.99
BW 6 x 9 80 pages
Grades: 4 To 7 / Ages: 9 to 12

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Graphic Novel

Awards & Reviews

“No Girls Allowed is simultaneously edgy and rounded, an instant hit of innovative storytelling.”
— CM Magazine, November 2008
“... the stories in this graphic novel are as exciting as they are motivational.”
— Library Media Connection, October 2008
“... Hughes's simple language and Dawson's clean, black-and-white ink drawings steer the work in the same no-nonsense direction and do an adequate job of presenting this uniquely themed offering.”
— Kirkus Reviews, September 2008
2011 - Red Maple Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2009 - Best Bet for Children and Teens, Ontario Library Association, Winner
2009 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2009 - Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Short-listed

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