It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a bookworm in possession
of a good number of books must be in want of
more pretty editions
of books already owned.
I think we can all agree that there’s nothing better than finding beautiful editions of books you love. Except maybe finding a whole series of beautiful editions of books you love that brings wonderful harmony into (part of) your bookshelf.
There are so many gorgeous, attention-worthy series out there and I keep finding more, so I decided to dedicate some space to them here and give them their own series of blog posts.
So, to kick this off, I’m starting with the beautiful editions of
The Puffin Chalk series, published by Puffin – the children’s imprint of Penguin Books, is a series of paperbacks featuring gorgeous chalk art cover designs.
The series was first published in 2013 and started out with three titles featuring cover illustrations by Dana Tanamachi (check out more of her beautiful chalk art here):
- Peter Pan
- Pippi Longstocking
- The Wizard of Oz
One year later, in 2014, three more titles featuring cover illustrations by Mary Kate McDevitt (more of her gorgeous work here) were added to the series:
- A Christmas Carol
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- Black Beauty
The books come with deckled edges and while I’m personally still undecided about whether I generally like those or not, they somehow fit the Puffin Chalk editions perfectly.
Another argument which speaks for Puffin Chalk is that paperbacks don’t break the bank – we all know how much money collecting books unfortunately eats up.
In the U.S. they come at 7.99$, on Amazon UK I found them for ~6-7£ and for a price in euro, Amazon Germany sells them for ~6-7€.
For me personally though, the most compelling reason that attracted me to the Puffin Chalk series was the fact that they included Pippi Longstocking. It’s a
childhood all-time favorite of mine and it just doesn’t seem to be that common.
If you’re not familiar with Pippi Longstocking, read it! It’s amazing!