Check out the Valentine’s Day Heart Hunt!
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Changing Woman and Her Sisters : Stories of…

Changing Woman and Her Sisters : Stories of Goddesses from Around the… (edition 2006)

by Katrin Tchana (Author), Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
8812200,188 (3.53)None
Title:Changing Woman and Her Sisters : Stories of Goddesses from Around the World
Authors:Katrin Tchana (Author)
Other authors:Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
Info:New York : Holiday House, 2006.
Collections:Read, Borrow(ed)
Tags:collection, myths, folktales, Africa, China, India, Indigenous peoples, Iraq, Japan, 2017

Work details

Changing Woman and Her Sisters: Stories of Goddesses from Around the World by Katrin Hyman Tchana



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 1-5 of 12 (next | show all)
A compilation of myths about women goddesses or heroes from a variety of cultures. Each woman is beautifully illustrated at the beginning of the story.
  helenaament | Jul 9, 2018 |
This is a fantastic collection of goddesses and their stories. Changing Woman in particular is a creation myth that teaches us that the world is about change, rebirth, and renewal. In each tale of the collection we learn about what the culture surrounding the tale cares about. For Changing Woman, there is an emphasis on respecting the awesome power of nature, living in peace with others, and being ready to adapt when necessary.

The mixed-media illustrations by Hyman are very creative. In the artist's afterword she explains how she tried in earnest to elicit the goddesses' energy through her work.

This collection would be useful to have for reading to students in class. It could be used as a cultural reference for lessons that touch on the cultures within, or it could be read from more randomly. In either case, the class might be prompted to begin a meaningful discussion on the values conveyed. ( )
  AlbertPascal | Jan 18, 2018 |
Changing Woman and her sisters has ten stories, each about diffrent women in different cultures who are goddesses.
  jwendy | Oct 20, 2017 |
"Sedna, Woman of the Sea" is my focus. This Inuit folklore tells the story of the goddess Sedna who lives in the depths of the ocean as the mistress of all sea creatures. Through her moods, she controls the sea animals. When she is happy and content, she sends sea animals to the surface to be hunted for food, but when she is angry or displeased, she keeps her animals with her, causing starvation and hunger for humans. Other notable stories that I read: "Isis, Mistress of Life and Death," "Ix Chel, The Moon Goddess," and "Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth."
  Kathrin.McCoy | Oct 17, 2017 |
I love the gorgeous collage portraits that accompany each story. The paragraphs that precede the story are very informative about the origin of the story and the time period.
  kmcfadden | Apr 26, 2017 |
Showing 1-5 of 12 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Katrin Hyman Tchanaprimary authorall editionscalculated
Hyman, Trina SchartIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0823419991, Hardcover)

This celebration of feminine power, beauty, and complexity tells the stories of ten goddesses from cultures the world over. There is tremendous variety in this volume including the stories of Kuay Yin, the compassionate Buddhist goddess; Durga, the fierce Hindu warrior goddess; lx Chel, an ancient Mayan goddess; Changing Woman, the man-faceted Navajo deity, and more. Each story in this dynamic collection is accompanied by an exquisite portrait by the late, supremely gifted illustrator Trina Schart Hyman.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:26 -0400)

An illustrated collection of traditional tales which feature goddesses from different cultures, including Navajo, Mayan, and Fon. Notes explain each goddess's place in her culture, the reason for the book, and how the illustrations were developed.

(summary from another edition)

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.53)
3 8
4 6
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 132,485,429 books! | Top bar: Always visible