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.
With 86 illustrations, 30 in colour
About the Author
Jen Campbell is a bestselling author and award/winning poet. She's written ten books for both adults and children, spanning non/fiction, poetry, short stories and children's books. Her podcast BOOKS WITH JEN is an iTunes top 100 podcast. She reviews books on BBC Radio, runs a book club for TOAST, and has a Youtube channel where she talks about books, the history of fairy tales, and the representation of disfigurement and disability.
Adam de Souza is an illustrator based in Vancouver, Canada. His clients include Vice, The Globe and Mail, and Live Magazine.