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
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 240 x 172 mm
'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
'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
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“The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers”
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