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In full bloom : tales of women in their prime

In Full Bloom is a celebration of mature women. Sharon Creeden draws on folktales to illuminate female heroism and life issues women face. Each folktale is paired with a vignette about a notable American woman
Print Book, English, ©1999
August House Publishers, Little Rock, AR, ©1999
192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780874835762, 0874835763
Roses. Sharing our wealth. Bread and Roses (Hungary)
Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage
Shielding our husbands. The cunning of Finn's wife (Ireland)
Edith Bolling Wilson
Protecting our daughters. Demeter and Persephone (Greece)
Elizabeth Morgan
Reviving our people. Spider brings the fire (Cherokee People)
Wilma Pearl Mankiller
Delivering our babies. The fairies' midwife (Scotland)
Onnie Lee Logan
Healing our sick. Godmother Death (Mexico)
Teresa Urrea
Comforting our grieving. Beruriah's jewels (Israel)
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Performing miracles. Saint Brigid's cloak (Ireland)
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
Teaching our children. Most honored (United States)
Mary McLeod Bethune
Giving birth in old age. Elisabeth, Mother of John the Baptist (Bible)
Arlette Schweitzer
Loving our stepchildren. The lion's whiskers (Ethiopia)
Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln
Seeking justice. The lady and the unjust judge (Turkey)
Belva Ann Lockwood
Doing our part. Holding up the sky (China)
Justine Merritt
Following our men into war. The cruel war is raging (American Civil War Folksong)
Margaret Cochran Corbin
Preserving our wisdom. The wise old woman (Rumania)
Maggie Kuhn. Not roses. Breaking free of convention. Lilith (Israel)
Mae West
Fighting for freedom. Boadicea: warrior queen (Ancient Britain)
Lozen: Apache warrior
Welcoming widowhood. The really dangerous post (United States)
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Seeking revenge. Perfect justice (Urban legend)
Marilyn Nichols Kane
Getting the job done. The old woman and her maids (Greece)
Grandmother and the rooster
Outwitting home intruders. The old woman and the Tengu (Japan)
Lydia Barrington Darragh
Demanding our rights. The daughters of Zelophehad (The woman's bible)
Julia Smith and Abby Smith
Leaving abuse behind. Hina, the woman in the moon (Hawaii)
Tina Turner
Predicting the future. Biddy Early's bottle (Ireland)
Zsuzsanna Emese Budapest
Savoring life. Clever Gretel (Germany)
Alice B. Toklas
Casting a spell. Br'er Rabbit and mammy-bammy big-money (United States)
Marie Laveau
Agitating for the workers. The gypsy woman (England)
Sarah G. Bagley
Befriending felines. Why cat lives wit woman (Africa)
Mabel Stark
Taking a gamble. The Bucca-boo (Wales)
Poker Alice
Living a long life. Aunt Misery (Puerto Rico)
Sadie and Bessie Delany