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No Girls Allowed

Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Willow Dawson

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Description

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.

About the Authors

Susan Hughes

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Willow Dawson is an award winning graphic novelist and illustrator whose books include Ghost Limb, Hyena in Petticoats, Lila and Ecco's Do-It-Yourself Comics Club, No Girls Allowed with Susan Hughes, and The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea with Helaine Becker. Dawson teaches Creating Comics and Graphic Novels at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies. She also teaches sequential art and scriptwriting to youth across Toronto.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Red Maple Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Winner, Best Bet for Children and Teens, Ontario Library Association
  • Short-listed, Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

... the stories in this graphic novel are as exciting as they are motivational.


No Girls Allowed is simultaneously edgy and rounded, an instant hit of innovative storytelling.


No Girls Allowed is simultaneously edgy and rounded, an instant hit of innovative storytelling.


... the stories in this graphic novel are as exciting as they are motivational.


... 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.


... 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.

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