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Perfectly Awkward Tales

Ninetta & Confidence

Princess Ivana, Magdalene Smith, Marisa Smith


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Mom's Choice Gold Award Winner for excellence in family-friendly products.

Perfectly Awkward Tales is a series of girl-powered fairy tale adventures, where self-acceptance is the hero. Ages 6-12.

Ninetta is twelve years old and embarrassed about her strange talents. So embarrassed, she'd rather be invisible Life is miserable being a weirdo, until Ninetta jumps down a wishing well and finds a magic garden where she feels right at home. But the garden has a secret. Can a weirdo be a hero? Ninetta isn't sure, until she faces greedy King Ransack and discovers the power of her gift. Confidence.

Look for other award-winning books in the Perfectly Awkward Tales series:

  • Vasilisa & Intuition
  • Aila & Determination
  • Color & Creativity Coloring Book (Color All 3 Adventures )

Authors: Princess Ivana (a real princess), Magdalene Smith, and Marisa Smith are a multi-generational writing team. Together the sisters and their mom have won 3 Mom's Choice Gold awards, a Mom's Choice Silver, a National Parenting Publications Award, and SheKnows Editor's Choice and Best Book awards.

Illustrator: Hanna Barcyk is a conceptual artist whose illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among other major publications. She has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Creative Quarterly and 3x3 (Magazine of Contemporary Illustration).

Praise for Perfectly Awkward Tales

As a 4th grade teacher, I value literature that empowers girls to be strong, independent, and confident. Perfectly Awkward Tales' self-reliant characters encourage girls to stay true to themselves. I integrate these inspiring stories into my curriculum by guiding students to compare the character traits of these heroines with female historical figures and to themselves. --Marissa Ochoa, District Teacher of the Year; Top-Ten Finalist for San Diego County Teacher of the Year

The most wonderful children's books I think I've ever read... --Elena Upson, mom

These exciting stories are a tribute to girl power, encouraging young women to break molds and fearlessly be themselves. Perfectly Awkward Tales should be in every classroom. --Meghann McNaught, kindergarten teacher

What a powerful message These books are amazing and empower youth to be who they were born to be. --Becki Hanson, 1st grade teacher

Feminist fairy tales every girl and boy should read Lynn Hamrick, award-winning director, The Baby-Sitters Club TV series (over 170 million copies sold)

Don't Sweat It Media, Inc., 9780988871229, 42pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2016