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The Fire Keeper’s Girls is the new young adult book from LP Hansen, ideal for ages 11–18. 

A fact-based contemporary adventure, exploring the themes of courage, identity, self-knowledge and creativity, and endorsed by leading NZ women in Arts and Science.

Brief biographies of 25 brilliant women from 25 countries at the end make it an ideal book for Women’s Suffrage 125 commemorations.

Format: Paperback, 318 pages
ISBN: 978-0-473-44472-3


Author Linda Hansen Empowers Girls
The Kapiti Independent, 19 November 2018

‘The Fire Keeper’s Girls is a story full of hope and light, a fast-paced adventure involving deep emotional trials that many teenage girls will identify with. Girls are empowered to be curious, follow their dreams and stand up for their beliefs. The characters gain insight and courage from influential women they meet, real women described in the feature pages. The author encourages girls into confident self-knowledge and raises the profile of women in the sciences.’
Chris Duggan, Founder and National CEO, House of Science: NZ 

‘The Fire Keeper’s Girls is a coming-of-age story to enlighten and inspire the next generation of GirlBosses. This realistic tribute to modern feminism shows that while the path to female empowerment may be fraught, the rewards are infinite. It is the book every woman wishes she had read as a teenager.’
Alexia Hilbertidou, Founder and CEO, GirlBoss NZ, and 2018 Westpac Women of Influence: Young Leader Award Winner

‘Linda Hansen creates a compelling read and a strong endorsement to encourage girls into theatre and the arts. Through Samantha’s cleverly contrived plans, exceptional women facilitate this with their life-changing stories.’
Dawn Sanders ONZM QSM, CEO and Trustee, Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ & Member of the Shakespeare Globe Council, London