Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Secret Garden


I loved this book as a child and I still love it today, I know just where to flick to get to my favourite parts (where Mary witnesses her cousin's tantrum for the first for example and peers peevishly at his 'hunch' back, or where Colin's dad finally comes home to see him)...

I am so so delighted that Jillian Tamaki has embroidered covers for a limited range of Penguin Classics books.  She is amazingly talented and the book covers are FABULOUS.





I've been watching bookstores anxiously awaiting their arrival...nothing yet on these shores so I've emailed Penguin to ask when the launch is!

Time to update a few old favourites!

15 comments:

  1. Have you seen this?: http://home.comcast.net/~ryannovelline/10.html#X
    It's not quite the same, but I have a feeling it's your kind of thing :)

    ali

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  2. They're absolutely beautiful! *swoons*

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  3. Hi Ali, that is amazing! Thanks for that!
    Lorraine they are gorgeous covers aren't they!

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  4. Wow! They are beautiful and clever... she is clever.

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  5. My daughter is in college studying to become an elementary school teacher. I have been buying books when I can for the time when she has her own classroom library. These covers would be wonderful along with the books as a gift when she starts her teaching career. I don't know if I would be able to wait that long though.

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  6. "the secret garden" is one of my all time favs. i would love to own a copy with this cover...please keep us posted on the response to your email. thank you for sharing. -xok.

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  7. Whoops, not sure if my comment went through... just wanted to say I think these are just stunning. I'll have to put them on my wishlist :)

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  8. Oh how beautiful are they. I loved the Secret Garden as a kid. Over grown gardens will always have a drop of magic in them because of that book.

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  9. A Little Princess was my favourite Frances Hodgson Burnett book - and I loved reading it again to my own children. These embroidered covers are exquisite - thanks for sharing.

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  10. My girls would go mad for the secret garden and its cover... will keep my eyes peeled. gxo

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  11. From my friend at Penguin:

    Apparently it's a Nov release in Aust to coincide with the US release... trying very hard anyway.

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  12. Yes, Blogging is great (and very "immediate"), but books are still hugely enjoyable, and nice to own, aren't they?

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  13. So cute. Will be a very nice collection.

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  14. Love the Black Beauty cover. One of my most favourite stories ever (horse-mad I was!)

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