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Girls Are Best

by Sandi Toksvig (author)

Suitable for 11 - 18 years

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Who says it’s a man’s world?

For as long as history has been recorded, girls haven’t had much of a look-in among all the great men we remember. But girls have been around just as long as boys, haven’t they? Yes! So why don’t we hear more about great women from the past? You might know of a few: Joan of Arc, maybe, or Boudica, or Florence Nightingale. But did you know there were female gladiators called Gladiatrices? Or that Nimkasi was the Sumerian goddess of beer? Or that Mary Jacob Phelps invented the bra?

Just because we don’t hear about them doesn’t mean that girls haven’t achieved amazing things, come up with wonderful inventions or won incredible battles! So get set to discover the original girl power in this look at sassy women through the ages, compiled by leading author and TV personality Sandi Toksvig.

“The book to buy for daughters… lively, entertaining, illustrated snippets about the great women in history.” Sunday Times

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Red Fox

Date published

September 3rd, 2009

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  • 224 pages



  1. hannah
    on 30 September 2009


    realy cool

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What kids think

  1. bouncybunny
    on 5 March 2013

    An brillant/ fantastic book full of great pics and info , but also totaly right girls are just as great as men

  2. Flissy22
    on 6 March 2012

    i absoulutley love this book, it is full of info and not boring at all even though it tells you loads of info. also rely good pictures in it !!!

  3. pawprint2
    on 7 November 2011

    great book!!!!!!!!loved

    5out of 5
  4. kaylin
    on 17 March 2011

    i hav’nt read it but it sounds bawsome i would rate i 10/10!!

    5out of 5
  5. Daisy36
    on 8 January 2011

    i didn’t read it but it sounds great 10/10 GIRLS ARE BEST!!!

    3out of 5
  6. sweetbellla10
    on 8 January 2011

    i think girls rule

    5out of 5
  7. talullah
    on 23 November 2010

    Girl’s are the best! I loved this book! it was the best book I ever raed! it only took me a day to read it and it useally take’s me a LOT longer. I love history and this book was full of it. and sience aswell.I recamend this book to all girls that love history and sience. I give this book 10/10!

  8. Cherrydiomond09
    on 8 November 2010

    i havent read this but the title is kinda true

  9. blue11
    on 18 September 2010

    I havn`t read this book but it does sound a bit good and a bit FUNNY ha! ha! I would rate it 4 out of 5.

    4out of 5
  10. shopperkate
    on 23 September 2009

    I got this book out my local library and thought it was really cool. It tells you things which girls can do better than boys and intresting facts about what girls have done in their life times. Great book I think it would suit any girlie out their! :) Smiles

    4out of 5