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Feisty females: who’s your pick?

on August 29, 2012

Thanks to Simon & Schuster CA for tweeting a link to a post on website A Mighty Girl’s for their post: Top Read Aloud Books Starring Mighty Girls.

There were a lot of familiar titles in there, along with a few news ones that Holly and I will have to check out. It’s good to know though that there are so many novels featuring strong females – real characters that girls can look up to.

In the meantime, our list of favourite feisty females (here we go with the alliteration again!), in no particular order, includes:

  • Matilda, in Matilda, by Roald Dahl
  • Sophie, in The BFG, by Roald Dahl
  • Molly Moon, in the Molly Moon series, by Georgia Byng
  • Nancy Drew, in the Nancy Drew series, by Carolyn Keene
  • George, aka Georgina in The Famous Five, by Enid Blyton
  • Annika, in The Star of Kazan, by Eva Ibbotson
  • Hermione Granger, in the Harry Potter series, by JK Rowling
  • Karana, in Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell
  • Pippi Longstocking, in Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lundgren
  • Laura Marlin, in the Laura Marlin series, by Lauren St John
  • Anne, in the Anne of Green Gables series, by L.M. Montgomery

 

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Matilda, as drawn by Quentin Blake. Image courtesy of stellabooks.com

Who are your favourite female characters? Please let us know who they are, and why you’ve chosen them!

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13 responses to “Feisty females: who’s your pick?

  1. Zoe says:

    Ronia the Robber’s daughter – also by Lindgren

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  2. I was so glad to see Pippi Longstocking here. I’ll have think hard to come up with any more. :)

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  3. Erk. Why can’t I think of any?! Winnie the witch? Princess Cupcake. Bo from The Ghost Library. Reckless Ruby. The Tough Princess, The Worst Princess. The Paper-bag Princess. The Ordinary Princess (MM Kaye). Matilda from The Pirates Next Door. Daisy from Kes Gray & Nick Sharatt’s books. I’ve not read Tracy Beaker but from the TV series she seems feisty?! Quite a lot of princesses sadly, but they are cool ones ;-)

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  4. bakersmith says:

    Growing up, Trixie Belden was my favourite feisty female. I read all 39 novels in the series. There was an agonising four-year wait between number 34 and 35 being published!

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  5. Andrea Kelly says:

    Great list! I would just have to add Sara from A Little Princess :)

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  7. modernnancy says:

    Ramona Quimby from Beverly Cleary’s Ramona series. My mom read most all of them aloud to me when I was little, and when I read Ramona’s World a few years ago as a “grown up” she was every bit as feisty as I remembered her.

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