The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers: And Other Gruesome Tales - Jen Campbell
They're fairy tales, but not as you know them… Jen Campbell's collection of terrifyingly gruesome tales lends a modern edge to fairy tale collections. Featuring 14 short stories from around the globe, including The Souls Trapped Under The Ocean, The Wife Who Could Remove Her Head and The Adults Who Lost Their Organs.
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. This hardback anthology has a rose-gold ribbon marker and features Canadian comic artist Adam de Souza's brooding illustrations: a blend of 19th-century Gothic engravings and moody film noir graphic novels.