Classics by Macmillan

11043146_10153120262740446_7791070294364692664_nThose clever people at Macmillan have carefully and thoughtfully re-designed a range of Classics, each one is a beautifully produced hardback of some of the best-loved stories from years gone by.

The vibrant covers alone are jaw-droppingly stunning.

1505620_10153120265505446_4421024716355696735_nEach book has a introduction by another author who, in their turn, have been influenced by the great writers of these books.

The perfect marriage between old and new, the fabulously re-designed covers have brought these stories crashing into 2015, ultimately making them more accessible for a younger reader.

‘Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat’ is one of our favourites and the cover has been lovingly designed by Catherine Rayner.

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It’s also great to see ‘Alice in Wonderland’ gloriously illustrated with the original line drawings by John Tenniel with plates coloured by John Macfarlane.

We’ve enjoyed poring over this Classic with younger children. The pictures alone are a great introduction to the timeless heroine and some of Carrol’s best loved characters.

10404259_10153120265270446_7209205813531622084_nThis series would make for a modern, colourful collection and will certainly add ‘zing’ to any bookshelf.

Well done Macmillan we think you’ve done a cracking job!

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