The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers: And Other Gruesome Tales (Hardback)
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The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers: And Other Gruesome Tales (Hardback)

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Hardback 120 Pages
Published: 07/10/2021
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Waterstones Says

Adorned with Adam de Souza’s striking illustrations, Campbell’s gripping and provocative collection of fourteen deliciously dark and gory stories puts a distinctly modern spin on the traditional fairy-tale.

Jen Campbell's collection of terrifyingly gruesome tales lends a modern edge to fairy tale collections for young readers. Drawing on her extensive knowledge of fairy tale history, Campbell's stories undo the censoring, gender stereotyping and twee endings of more modern children's fairy tales, to return both classic and little-known stories to their grim versions, whilst celebrating a diverse range of characters.

Featuring 14 short stories from around the globe, The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers is illustrated in a contemporary style by Canadian comic artist Adam de Souza. De Souza's brooding illustrations are a highly original blend of 19th-century Gothic engravings and moody film noir graphic novels. Beautifully produced in a hardback format with a rose gold ribbon marker, The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers is a truly thrilling gift.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500652589
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 240 x 172 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. A wonderful addition to the bookshelf of any young reader who seeks to walk on the spookier side of the street' - Neil Gaiman

'Deliciously dark, provocative, modern and relevant...Think Grimm’s tales told with a splash of Roald Dahl from a world turned upside-down' - The School Reading List

'This collection ... intentionally avoids the Disney-fication of folklore ... These tales are disturbing - and satisfyingly so... Atmospheric illustrations pair effectively with the text, and Campbell departs from tradition to include overtly feminist stories as well as gay and lesbian romance without a hint of societal condemnation... Creepy and progressive' - Kirkus Reviews

'Smart, layered and full of beautiful storytelling ... The stories are dynamic and thrilling and the illustrations are just so incredibly vivid … brilliant!' - Elle McNicoll, author of 'A Kind of Spark'

'Quietly revolutionary... fairy tales retold from a perspective – feminist, queer, disabled – that you don't often find in traditional tales. Beautifully done' - James Catchpole, author of 'What Happened to You?'

'I loved this! Jen puts an unconventional twist on classic scary fairy tale tropes... I love how each is a peek into the culture of different countries all over the world' - Morgan Long, YouTube vlogger

'With its stunning illustrations and beautifully written stories, The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers is a deliciously dark and provocative subversion of traditional fairytales' - Louise O'Neill, author of 'Almost Love' and 'The Surface Breaks'

'A frighteningly good read-aloud' - The School Librarian

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“Deliciously dark collection of tales”

This is a fantastic collection of dark myths from around the world retold by Jen Campbell, very reminiscent of the brothers Grimm and the cautionary tales of Struwwelpeter in the fact it doesn’t shy away and soften... More

Hardback edition
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Stacey

“Brilliant”

This is a really cool book of gruesome tales from around the world. It is fully illustrated which just adds to the narrative and there is a metallic element to the cover where the moon hits the trees and thorns.... More

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“Good writing.”

Enjoyable and skilfully written little tales, only a tiny bit gruesome. Many with elements familiar from fairy tales we all think we know, plus some that will be entirely new to most of us.
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