Throughout this week I'll be bringing you information about the list, as well as reviews and a discussion post about the branding of the collection, which I've been so impressed by. To let you know what's coming up this week here's the schedule:
- Tuesday 31st July: Review of The Silver Sword, compared with my childhood memories of reading this book
- Wednesday 1st August: Discussion post about the branding and cover design of the list
- Thursday 2nd August: Release day! A spotlight on the World of Stories website and the wonderful accompanying video
- Friday 3rd August: Review of Emil and the Detectives
For more information about the list, please have a read of the press release below.
(Press release supplied by Vintage)
Presenting twenty beautifully designed titles of old favourites and contemporary classics
Published 2nd August 2012 (available in paperback and ebook).
This summer, Vintage Classics, an imprint of The Random House Group, will launch a new list of children’s classics which can be enjoyed by all the family. Vintage Children’s Classics will be a beautiful and affordable series of books intended to inspire and nurture a life-long love of reading in children and adults alike.
The launch list of twenty titles will feature perennial favourites such as Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island alongside much-loved contemporary classics exclusive to Random House including The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne.
Boyne commented: Books become classics when generation after generation can read them and experience the same emotional charge as their first readers. The children's classics that we return to as adults are the ones that feel every bit as good as they did when we first experienced the pleasures of reading, with stories that excite and move us and characters who feel the most alive.
After undertaking extensive research among 8 to 12 year olds, and the adults who buy books for them, Vintage has come up with the ultimate ingredients for a new series of children’s classics – from the cover design and back cover copy, to the extra content inside.