The publication of The Huntress:the Sea (the first in a new trilogy published by Egmont) by Sarah Driver and its bold and gutsy heroine Mouse has inspired CLPE staff to choose their favourite heroines in fantasy fiction aimed at readers of 9+. They range from Ada Goth in Chris Riddell's Goth Girl, Lyra Belacqua from His Dark Materials Triology (Philip Pullman), to Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and Tenar/Goha in Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea books. We've also included further suggestions from our Twitter followers.
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