A Tyranny of Petticoats
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A Tyranny of Petticoats : 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls

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From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines. Crisscross America on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of today s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They're making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell. With stories by: J. Anderson Coats Andrea Cremer Y. S. Lee Katherine Longshore Marie Lu Kekla Magoon Marissa Meyer Saundra Mitchell Beth Revis Caroline Richmond Lindsay Smith Jessica Spotswood Robin Talley Leslye Walton Elizabeth Wein"show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 354 pages
  • 173 x 239 x 33mm | 544g
  • Candlewick Press,U.S.
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • 0763678481
  • 9780763678487
  • 69,451

About Jessica Spotswood

Jessica Spotswood is the author of the Cahill Witch Chronicles, a historical fantasy trilogy. She grew up near the Gettysburg battlefield, in Pennsylvania, but now lives in Washington, D.C., where she works for the District of Columbia Public Library system as a children's library associate.show more

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These energizing, adventurous, and occasionally somber tales will readily please fans of historical fiction. Publishers Weekly There is range and balance in tone, voice, and approach, a challenge for anthologies. Placing the stories in historical order allows readers to move smoothly through, and a helpful author's note follows each selection. Readers of historical fiction and adventure need look no further. Kirkus Reviews"show more
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