Secret Life of Bees, theHardback Penguin Drop Caps
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- Publisher: Penguin Books India
- Format: Hardback | 313 pages
- Dimensions: 140mm x 198mm x 26mm | 380g
- Publication date: 14 October 2013
- Publication City/Country: New Delhi
- ISBN 10: 0143124323
- ISBN 13: 9780143124320
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 77,020
From 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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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.
Praise for Penguin Drop Caps: "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" "[D]rool-inducing." --"Flavorwire" "Classic reads in stunning covers--your book club will be dying." --"Redbook"