The tunnel


This book is about a brother and sister who have an adventure together. The brother always taunts his sister, saying she is frightened and a baby, but his sister soon proves her bravery.


In this subversion of the Little Red Riding Hood story, the girl character who is continually taunted by her brother for being scared, emotional, and a baby, saves her brother through the emotion he has often maligned. The narrative undoes gender stereotypes and shows emotion and love as powerful rather than as a source of girlishness, vulnerability, or shame.

Edited by: Centre for Children’s Literature and Culture Studies (Ireland)

Author(s): Browne, Anthony

Illustrator(s): Browne, Anthony

Publisher: Walker Books

City: London

Year: 2008

Pages: 25

ISBN: 9781406313291

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Empowerment, Female characters, Identity, Rewriting

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