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The Secret Life of Bees - (Penguin Drop Caps) by Sue Monk Kidd (Hardcover)

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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:

"[Penguin Drop Caps] convey a sense of nostalgia for the tactility and aesthetic power of a physical book and for a centuries-old tradition of beautiful lettering."
--Fast Company

"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


"Classic reads in stunning covers--your book club will be dying."

Number of Pages: 313
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Coming of Age
Series Title: Penguin Drop Caps
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Books
Age Range: Teen
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Language: English
Street Date: May 7, 2013
TCIN: 16010076
UPC: 9780143124320
Item Number (DPCI): 247-15-5113
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