Puffin VA Classics spines

Puffin V&A Children's Classics

This collection of classic stories loved by adults and children alike is created through a partnership between Puffin/Penguin and the V&A (Victoria & Albert) Museum in London.

The cover designs have been inspired by the distinct imagery of the English textile designer, artist and writer, William Morris, and recreate patterns from the V&A William Morris collection. 

Books in the series

VA Collectors Little Women

Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
V&A Collector’s Edition, 4 May 2017

“Even though money is short, times are tough, and their father is away at war, the March sisters’ infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures.”

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VA Collectors Alice in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
V&A Collector’s Edition, 4 May 2017

“Alice falls down the rabbit hole and finds adventures in Wonderland.”

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The Secret Garden – Henry Williamson, illus Annabel Large
V&A Collector’s Edition, 4 May 2017

“Orphaned Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle’s gloomy mansion on the wild English moors, where she finds a key to a secret garden.”

→ Read a review of the loveliest editions of The Secret Garden here

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VA Collectors Anne Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery
V&A Collector’s Edition, 4 May 2017

The Cuthberts are shocked when instead of the orphan boy they are expecting to help with the work at Green Gables, a skinny red-haired girl turns up instead.” 

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VA Collectors Wind in the WIllows

Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
V&A Collector’s Edition, 4 May 2017

“Mole goes boating with Ratty, has a feast with Badger, and the experiences high jinx on the open road with reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall.”

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VA Collectors Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
V&A Collector’s Edition, 5 Oct 2017

One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways.”

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VA Collectors Jungle Book

The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
V&A Collector’s Edition, 5 July 2018

“Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther.”

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VA Collectors Treasure Island

Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
V&A Collector’s Edition, 5 Jul 2018

Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune.”

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VA Collectors Peter Pan

Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie
V&A Collector’s Edition, 6 Sep 2018

“Peter Pan and Tinkerbell lead Wendy Darling and her brothers to Neverland – the island where the lost boys play and avoid Captain Hook”.

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Emma – Jane Austen
V&A Collector’s Edition, May/Jun 2020

Emma is clever, rich, beautiful and an irrepressible matchmaker.

Cover design coming soon…

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The Great Gatsby – Jane Austen
V&A Collector’s Edition, May/Jun 2020

“Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby is the bright star of the Jazz Age, but he is hiding a secret under the sparkling surface of his life.”

Cover design coming soon…

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Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
V&A Collector’s Edition, May/Jun 2020

“Alice falls down the rabbit hole and finds adventures in Wonderland.”

Cover design coming soon…

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