The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers: And Other Gruesome Tales


This book is not yet published, but will be available from October 2021.

ISBN: 9780500652589 Category:

Jen Campbell


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

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 17.2 x 24 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 7 October 2021
Number of pages 120
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Adam de Souza
Dimensions 17.2 x 24 cm
Weight 300 g


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Jen Campbell is a Sunday Times bestselling author and award-winning poet. She is the author of ten published books across non-fiction, poetry, short stories and children's books. Jen specializes in the history of fairy tales, giving guest lectures at universities, museums and book festivals on this topic. Her video installation on the history of fairy tales is currently part of an exhibition at Suffolk University, Boston, MA, and she runs a popular video series on the history of fairy tales with 60,000 viewers.

Adam de Souza is an illustrator and comic artist based in Vancouver, Canada. His clients include Vice, The Globe and Mail, and Live Magazine.