Vintage Classics Launch New Children's Series
by Random House Australia on 24 April 2012
We've got some very exciting news! Vintage Classics has announced the launch of a new collection – Vintage Children's Classics – aimed at and shaped by 8 to 12 year olds and the adults in their lives. It will be a beautiful and affordable series of books intended to inspire and nurture a life-long love of reading.
A launch-list of twenty-one books will be published in August 2012 and feature perennial favourites, alongside much-loved contemporary classics and beloved Australian tales.
Of the collection, Laura Hassan, Vintage Classics Editorial Director, says: 'These are the books that made us fall in love with reading and it has been a complete joy for the whole Vintage Classics team to revisit these stories... we're proud to launch a series that has timeless appeal, colourful character-driven cover images, engaging child friendly copy (the back covers are works of art!), and beautiful illustrations and maps throughout.'
The launch list:
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND - Lewis Carroll
BLACK BEAUTY - Anna Sewell
EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES - Erich Kastner
FIVE CHILDREN AND IT - E. Nesbith
I CAPTURE THE CASTLE - Dodie Smith
LITTLE WOMEN - Louisa May Alcott
PETER PAN - J. M. Barrie
SWALLOWDALE - Arthur Ransome
SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS - Arthur Ransome
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN - Mark Twain
THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS - John Boyne
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Rudyard Kipling
THE MONTMARAY JOURNALS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF MONTMARAY - Michelle Cooper
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN - E. Nesbit
THE REMARKABLE SECRET OF AURELIE BONHOFFEN - Deborah Abela
THE SILVER SWORD - Ian Serralier
THE SECRET GARDEN - Frances Hodgson Burnett
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS - Kenneth Grahame
THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE - Joan Aitken
TREASURE ISLAND - R.L. Stevenson
WHAT KATY DID - Susan Coolidge
More books are set to be released in the coming months and will be added to this collection.
Watch this space for more information about the collection as it is revealed.