A Penguin Threads edition of Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved classic
Published to coincide with the 2011 centennial of The Secret Garden
's publication, this Penguin Threads edition of the classic children's tale includes cover art by Jillian Tamaki and deluxe french flaps. Commissioned by award-winning Penguin art director Paul Buckley, the Penguin Threads series debuts with cover art by Jillian Tamaki for three gift-worthy Penguin Classics. Sketched out in a traditional illustrative manner, then hand stitched using needle and thread, the final covers are sculpt embossed for a tactile, textured, and beautiful book design that will appeal to the Etsy(tm)-loving world of handmade crafts.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1849-1924) was the author of a number of popular novels including A Little Princess
and Little Lord Fauntleroy
. Jillian Tamaki
is an illustrator and comic artist and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. She is the author of Gilded Lilies
and Indoor Voice
and the graphic novel Skim
, a New York Times
Best Book of the Year. Her drawings have appeared in The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, The New Yorker
, and Esquire
“It is only the exceptional author who can write a book about children with sufficient skill, charm, simplicity, and significance to make it acceptable to both young and old. Mrs. Burnett is one of the few thus gifted.”—The New York Times