This book had a nice collection of good stories that feature girls/women as the heroes and main characters. A few stories had odd writing styles, but I suspect that they would sound better read aloud like most children's books. The only story I had a problem with was the retelling of The Arabian Nights, but that's just because I hate “cleaned-up” versions of fairy tales and thought the beheadings could have been left in. Most kids (yes even girls!) would rather hear about peoples heads getting chopped off anyways.