Thursday, May 24, 2012

Penguin Threads!

Classic book-lovers, check this out.

Penguin has just brought out its second group of three classic books in its gorgeous new Threads line. Penguin Threads is a paperback series featuring the incredible cover illustrations of artist Rachell Sumpter.

The covers are embossed to give you a sense of the texture of the embroidery and the books feature deckled edges and French flaps. And if you open up the flaps and look on the back of the cover pages, you can see the back of the embroidery.

The new titles in this spring's line are Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott; The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The Wizard of Oz also contains The Emerald City of Oz and Glinda of Oz.

The line debuted last year with three titles and the embroidery of artist Jillian Tamaki, all still available: Jane Austen's Emma, Anna Sewell's Black Beauty and Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden. The text on all books is complete and unabridged. The books make wonderful additions to your collection or a beautiful and affordable gift for any reader, young or old.

You can see a video of Tamaki's technique and visit Penguin's Threads page here.

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