Inspired by her mother’s creative license with the endings to popular princess stories where the princesses become successful women, young author (15 years old) Zoe Rhodes has changed the ending to show little girls, ages 2-9, that they too can change the world, invent, build, and create.
Rhodes has been writing, editing, and participating in the creation of Modern Princess Tales, an inspirational book for little girls. Currently, the book is at the printer and the author is seeking support to cover the share of printing and production costs.
Printed in the U.S.A., this beautifully crafted book is made of a fabric hardcover made to enhance any current selection of princess classics and stay in a family library for generations. With increased funding, more copies can be printed and more related projects and activities can be created.
Modern Princess Tales compiles five classic princess tales with the heroines finding love, while inventing, creating, and building their future. Sleeping Beauty invents the world’s best pillow. The Little Mermaid becomes an award winning marine biologist. Snow White starts a non-profit organization. Beauty becomes the first media mogul. Cinderella becomes a famous fashion designer.
Women are growing in their demand for gender equality and this book is an addition to this movement. The Modern Princess Club will extend this dialogue to even the youngest girls. There are even Modern Princess workshops for grades PK-8 (Class Act Reward).
Today’s young minds deserve better story endings than the gruesome, negative, and outdated messages of fairy tales that end when the princess finds her prince. However, there is a certain charm of the classics that is kept in Modern Princess Tales.
The Kickstarter campaign, located on the web at www.kickstarter.com/projects/1495853723/modern-princess-tales-classics-retold-to-inspire, offers pledge levels from $10 to $10,000, with rewards including everything from a hardcover copy of the book, a Modern Princess creator pen, an invitation to the Modern Princess Ball, and much more. For more information, visit the Kickstarter page.