Cozy Classics will be releasing Jane Austen’s Emma as its third fall title in November 2013, just in time for Christmas! Here is a sneak peek of the misguided matchmaker Emma, introducing Mr. Elton to Harriet Smith. If you have a comment on the image, join our Facebook conversation on the Emma sneak peek!
We don’t know what your part of the world feels like these days, but it’s been balmy and downright summery in Vancouver! And in honour of the soon-to-be official start of summer, Canadian Living magazine has chosen some great reads for its summer 2013 issue, including Cozy Classics: War and Peace and Les Misérables for the little kids!
Below the image from Canadian Living is a new poster designed by Frederica Hollas for the Jane Austen Center in Bath, England, celebrating 200 years of Pride and Prejudice book covers. The poster includes the Cozy Classics version! Below is both the full version of the poster and a detail.
Happy impending summer, everyone!
Here are some news and notes for April on Cozy Classics from around the globe!
1. Cozy Classics is profiled in the May / June issue (released April 17) of frankie magazine, Australia’s magazine of the year for 2012!
2. All four Cozy Classics titles were displayed in the window of the uber-chic shop Volte Face in London, England during the London Book Fair (April 15 to April 17, 2013). The staff turn the pages to our books once every day to tell the stories!
3. Publishers Weekly reported on April 18, 2013 on Canadian Publishers at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in “News of the North“. Cozy Classics was included in the column, and here’s the blurb:
Yesterday, Cozy Classics received a shout out from LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow! We’re thrilled that Reading Rainbow sees Cozy Classics as presenting challenging classics “the right way”, able to “capture the imagination of young readers.”
Most of you will remember that Reading Rainbow was an American children’s television series that aired on PBS from the early 1980s until 2006. The show, hosted by LeVar Burton, encouraged reading among children. The program garnered over 200 broadcast awards, including scores of Emmy Awards, many of which were for “Outstanding Children’s Series”. Today, Reading Rainbow has re-launched as an iPad app to encourage literacy in the digital age. Reading Rainbow 2.0 was built from the ground up by LeVar Burton and his company, RRKIDZ. We love that LeVar, after all these years, is still championing children’s literacy! Make it so, LeVar!
We spent a wonderful few days at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, participating in the Illustrators Exhibition, talking to foreign-language publishers, and just soaking up the great atmosphere. Here are a few pictures of our time in Italy. With any luck, we’ll be seeing Cozy Classics in many different languages in the near future!
Holman and Jack outside the fair building.
Inside the exhibition hall.
Jack and Holman at the Illustrators Exhibition.
Artwork from Cozy Classics: Pride and Prejudice in the Illustrators Exhibition.
Our “Award of Excellence”.
Cozy Classics in the beautifully produced 2013 Illustrators Annual.
Jack and Holman are off to Italy tomorrow as official selections for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition, the world’s premiere showcase of all that’s new and innovation in the world of children’s illustration. Read more about the Exhibition in our previous post here. Ciao!
Here are all the new preview shots for Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist, coming out early fall 2013! Preview shots for Emma, coming out late fall 2013, will be posted soon!
We just received advance copies of the Cozy versions of Les Misérables and War and Peace today! Hurray! The rest are on a ship in the Pacific right now, and should arrive on our shores in late March. And here is a picture of our first four titles together. Can’t you imagine these beautiful little spines filling up an entire bookshelf?
The Simply Read Books 2013 spring catalogue is out, featuring our image of Cosette from Les Misérables on the cover. View the entire spring catalogue online, and check out all of Simply Read’s great spring releases!
At the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Seattle, Washington this past weekend, we announced the Fall 2013 releases for Cozy Classics, which will be Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, and Emma by Jane Austen! Here’s a sneak peek at some of the art!