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Haroun and the Sea of Stories : Penguin Drop Caps - Salman Rushdie

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Penguin Drop Caps

By: Salman Rushdie, Jessica Hische (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 23 April 2014

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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 debuted with an 'A' for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a 'B' for Charlotte Brönte's Jane Eyre, and a 'C' for Willa Cather's My Ántonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves.

R is for Rushdie. Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie’s classic children’s novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as Gulliver’s Travels, Alice in Wonderland, and The Wizard of Oz. Haroun, a 12-year-old boy sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.
Industry Reviews
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 "Haroun and the Sea of Stories"

"This is, simply put, a book for anyone who loves a good story. It's also a work of literary genius." Stephen King

"I enjoyed this adventure story. It involves you at once and keeps you reading, and so it should, for it s from the same magic land as "Sinbad," "The Thousand and One Nights," "The Golden Fleece."

" Doris Lessing "Fantastical, funny, whooping through drama and comedy, good and evil, introducing creatures delightful or frightening, this joyous and tender book is a whole "Arabian Nights" entertainment." Nadine Gordimer, "The Times Literary Supplement"

"A lively, wonderfully inventive comic tale . . . [Rushdie's] own "Sea of Stories "from which he drew this entertaining and moving book continues to flow as clear and brilliant as ever." Alison Lurie, "The New York Times Book Review"

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"

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