'A feminist fairy-tale, which I recommend if you’re looking for a Christmas present for a teenage girl… A wondrously intricate book, and a witty attack on the patriarchy, this is an instant classic.'
Rachel Cooke, an Observer Book of the Year
From the author who brought you The Encyclopedia of Early Earth comes another Epic Tale of Derring-Do.
Prepare to be dazzled once more by the overwhelming power of stories and see Love prevail in the face of Terrible Adversity!
You will read of betrayal, loyalty, madness, bad husbands, lovers both faithful and unfaithful, wise old crones, moons who come out of the sky, musical instruments that won’t stay quiet, friends and brothers and fathers and mothers and above all, many, many sisters.
Winner of the Best Book Award at the 2014 British Comic Awards
Readers! This book is not a real encyclopedia!
It is an epic work of fiction, detailing the many tales and adventures of one lonely storyteller, on a quest for Enlightenment and True Love. This book contains many stories, big and small, about and pertaining to the following things: Gods, monsters, mad kings, wise old crones, shamans, medicine men, brothers and sisters, strife, mystery, bad science, worse geography, and did we already mention true love?
Critics are saying it is probably the best thing since sliced bread. Maybe even since bread knives.
Isabel Greenberg is a London-based illustrator and writer. She studied illustration at the University of Brighton. She won the Cape/Comica/Observer Graphic Short Story Prize in 2011 with ‘Love in a Very Cold Climate’. Her debut graphic novel, The Enyclopedia of Early Earth, won two Eisner Awards and was a New York Times bestseller.