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    DescriptionFrom A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers--featuring cover art by Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film "Moonrise Kingdom" to Penguin's own bestsellers "Committed "and "Rules of Civility." With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series launches with six perennial favorites to give as elegant gifts, or to showcase on your own shelves. K is for Kidd. Set in South Carolina during the tumultuous summer of 1964, "The Secret Life of Bees" also ushered young Lily Owens, a girl transformed by the power and divinity of the female spirit, into the canon of modern-day heroines. Lily and her fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother" escape the racism of their hometown and find refuge with an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, whose world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna is mesmerizing.


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    Title
    Secret Life of Bees, the
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sue Monk Kidd, By (author) Jessica Hische
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 313
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143124320
    ISBN 10: 0143124323
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES, TOPC/FRIEND
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    BISAC V2.8: FIC045000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET140
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/MULTI, GEOG/SCAROL
    B&T Approval Code: P26308000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: SUED9080
    BISAC V2.8: FIC043000, FIC049040, FIC014000, FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3611.I44 S38 2013
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.3.7.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FB, FV
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books India
    Publication date
    14 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New Delhi
    Author Information
    Sue Monk Kidd is the award-winning and bestselling author of the novels "The Secret Life of Bees "and "The Mermaid Chair," the memoirs "When the Heart Waits," "The Dance of the Dissident," and "Traveling with Pomegranates," which she wrote with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor, as well as "Firstlight," a collection of her early writings. She lives on an island off the coast of Florida with her husband. Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, typographer, and web designer. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a "Forbes Magazine" "30 under 30" in art and design as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of "Print Magazine"'s "New Visual Artists." She has designed for Wes Anderson, "McSweeney's," Tiffany & Co, Penguin Books and many others. She resides primarily in San Francisco, occasionally in Brooklyn.
    Review quote
    Winner of the 2012 Fifty Books/Fifty Covers show, organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books Winner of the 2014 Type Directors Club Communication Design Award Praise for Penguin Drop Caps: "Vibrant, minimalist new typographic covers.... Bonus points for the heartening gender balance of the initial selections." --Maria Popova, "Brain Pickings" "The Penguin Drop Caps series is a great example of the power of design. Why buy these particular classics when there are less expensive, even free editions of "Great Expectations"? Because they're beautiful objects. Paul Buckley and Jessica Hische's fresh approach to the literary classics reduces the design down to typography and color. Each cover is foil-stamped with a cleverly illustrated letterform that reveals an element of the story. Jane Austen's A ("Pride and Prejudice") is formed by opulent peacock feathers and Charlotte Bronte's B ("Jane Eyre") is surrounded by flames. The complete set forms a rainbow spectrum prettier than anything else on your bookshelf." --Rex Bonomelli, "The New York Times" "Drool-inducing." --"Flavorwire" "Classic reads in stunning covers--your book club will be dying." --"Redbook"