Saturday, 8 June 2019

Book Review: The Girl Who Became a Goddess by Theresa Fuller (Folklore & Myth)

Title: The Girl Who Became a Goddess
Author: Theresa Fuller
Publisher:
Bare Bear Media

Publication Date: 21 May 2019
Pages:
115
Format:
eBook - EPUB
Genre:
Folklore & Myth
Source:
ARC via NetGalley

 


A WOMAN MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN THE MAN SHE LOVES AND THE HUMAN RACE.

The Girl Who Became a Goddess is a tribute to the childhood stories of Theresa Fuller who has experienced multiple cultures and learned to love them all. These are tales passed on from generation to generation, some to delight, some to terrify, all to enlighten.

A FOOLISH ANIMAL DISCOVERS THAT THE RAINFOREST IS A DANGEROUS PLACE.

As a girl, a mother, and a teacher, Theresa retells her favorite folktales through the lens of her own life experiences in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia, putting a unique spin on ageless classics.

A YOUNG BOY IS WILLING TO SACRIFICE EVERYTHING FOR HIS FAMILY.

The Girl Who Became a Goddess is a love letter to a young girl from the adult she has become.


I am not overly familiar with Asian folklore, so I adored discovering these stories and hearing some of the tales from that part of the world. The Girl Who Became a Goddess is a pleasing collection as far as the stories chosen are concerned. The slight problem I had with it was the prose. There were grammatical and punctuation errors, and it often felt stilted. I think a little more editing would have made the text flow better and improved my enjoyment. As it is, I am giving it three stars for the great content, but it would have been four if I hadn't struggled to get past the problems in the prose. Definitely worth checking out if you are a fan of folklore and fairytales.

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