Arcturus Slipcased Children’s Classics

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Arcturus Slipcased Children's Classics


This series of Arcturus children’s classics is a collection of affordable gift quality children’s literature that was released by Arcturus between 2018-2019. The books are presented in a sturdy slipcase and feature numerous bright illustrations throughout clearly laid-out text, most of which have been newly commissioned for the publications by contemporary artists. 

The slipcases are about 7.5″ x 9″, the book bindings are sewn, and are rugged enough to stand up to handling by young children. The slipcase covers are illustrated with various elements from the stories, and the book covers feature a related but slightly different cover design. The size and design is similar to the slipcased classics series by the same publisher aimed more at an adult audience.

List of Books in the Slipcased Classics series

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Peter Pan (slipcased) by James Barrie and Leire Salaberria

Arcturus, April 2019, ISBN: 9781788883849

Peter Pan’s adventures in Neverland with Wendy and her brothers are presented in a lovely slipcased edition with new illustrations.

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Anne of Green Gables (slipcased) by L. M. Montgomery, illustrated by Luisa Uribe.

Arcturus, Mar 2019, ISBN: 9781788883788

When Marilla and Matthew decide to adopt a boy from an orphanage, they are surprised when imaginative, red-haired little Anne arrives at Green Gables instead. 

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The Wind in the Willows (slipcased) by , illustrated by Tiziana Longo

Arcturus, Nov 2018, ISBN: 9781788883863.

Heeding the call of spring, Mole sets out on adventures with Ratty, Badger, and irrepressible Mr Toad.

► OOP. Buy The Wind in the Willows from Amazon | Abes | eBay

The Secret Garden (slipcased) by , Illustrated by

Arcturus, Nov 2018, ISBN: 9781788883856.

Spoilt and contrary Mary Lennox unexpectedly discovers a world of warmth and friendship at her uncle’s gloomy manor in Yorkshire. 

► OOP. Buy The Secret Garden from Amazon | Abes | eBay

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (slipcased) by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by John Tenniel (coloured).

Arcturus, October 2018, ISBN: 9781788883825.

“Follow curious Alice as she ventures down a rabbit hole and into a magical world, filled with unforgettable characters such as the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts.”

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Shruti · 7 January 2024 at 2:52 pm

Thanks for the information! So I’d like to start collecting these, but this edition of The Secret Garden is currently unavailable in India since it’s out of stock. Is there going to be a reprint anytime soon?

    Daisy · 13 January 2024 at 11:04 am

    Hi Shruti – I haven’t seen any plans for a reprint anytime soon, so it might be worth checking availability second-hand (I’ve seen a few on Abes and eBay).

Tiziana · 9 November 2022 at 9:58 pm

Hi, actually the book The wind in the willows I illustrated it (

    Daisy · 9 November 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Oh gosh – I’m so sorry. Congrats on your wonderful work and all fixed now! Dx

Paula Rodillo · 11 June 2021 at 5:16 pm

Hi there, are they unabridged? Thank you

Darci Thorsted · 14 May 2021 at 11:23 pm

Are these books hardcover or paperback? I want to start collecting these for me daughter.

    Daisy · 15 May 2021 at 7:01 am

    Hi Darci – the books in this list are all hardbacks in a slipcase, very nice quality. Arcturus will also be releasing these same titles (plus a few more) in paperback around about Aug 2021 – I’ll add these to the list as well when I have more details.

Talia Gabbai · 22 April 2021 at 2:10 pm

Thanks for this list! Do you happen to know if they are planning on adding nee books to this collection?

    Daisy · 22 April 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Hi Talia – they don’t have any new hardbacks scheduled yet for this year, but they are releasing them in paperback with a slightly expanded set of titles (adding Black Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Prince and Treasure Island). I’ll update the list with the paperback titles when more details are available (publishing is scheduled for July-September 2021) – possibly hardbacks of the new titles could follow depending on demand.
    Cheers, Dx

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