ACHUKA Book of the Day 29 Oct 2021
“Creepy and progressive.” KIRKUS
“Gleefully retold…” Publishers Weekly
“These are not saccharine, happy, good triumphs over evil, happily ever after, warm fuzzy bedtime stories. No, these fairy tales hark back to the original folklore tales that sought to teach children life lessons, sometimes harsh, sometimes with shock value, but always with a well-intentioned moral compass. Think Grimm’s tales told with a splash of Roald Dahl from a world turned upside-down. Despite being rooted in history and oral traditions, these stories are peculiarly modern and relevant.” School Reading List
Drawing on her extensive knowledge of fairy tale history, Campbell’s stories undo the censoring, gender stereotyping and twee endings of some modern interpretations, 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 highly liftable and collectible.
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