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The Envious Siblings : and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes, Hardback Book

The Envious Siblings : and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes Hardback


Inspired by the dark imagination of Edward Gorey, Envious Siblings is a twisted and hauntingly funny debut.

Comics artist Landis Blair interweaves absurdist horror and humour into brief, rhyming vignettes at once transgressive and hilarious.

In Blair's surreal universe, a lost child watches as bewhiskered monsters gobble up her fellow train passengers; a band of children merrily play a gut-churning game with playground toys; and two sisters, grinning madly, tear each other apart.

These charmingly perverse creations take ordinary settings-a living room, a subway car, a playground-and spin them in a nightmarish direction. Envious Siblings heralds a brilliant new cartooning talent and will captivate readers who have thrilled to the lurid fantasies of Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake, Charles Addams, Shel Silverstein and Tim Burton.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages, Black-and-white
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Lliterary & memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780393651621