Folio's Spring Reads

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  1. Charmed Life

    Charmed Life

    Diana Wynne Jones

    Illustrated by Alison Bryant

    $100.00

    The first volume of the bewitching ‘Chrestomanci’ series by Diana Wynne Jones. Charmed Life arrives in an explosion of magic in this edition illustrated by Alison Bryant and introduced by Katherine Rundell.

  2. The Enchanted Wood

    The Enchanted Wood

    Enid Blyton

    Illustrated by Jonathan Burton

    $100.00

    The first adventure in the Folio Society editions of ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ series, Enid Blyton’s The Enchanted Wood features Jonathan Burton’s enchanting illustrations and a new introduction by Michael Morpurgo. 

  3. The Roald Dahl Collection (Set 1)

    The Roald Dahl Collection (Set 1)

    Roald Dahl

    Illustrated by Quentin Blake

    $170.00

    Grab your golden ticket for three of Roald Dahl’s finest fizz-whizzing adventures – James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Twits – in this splendiferous new Folio Society set, featuring Quentin Blake’s iconic black-and-white illustrations and the classic texts.

  4. I Capture the Castle

    I Capture the Castle

    Dodie Smith

    Illustrated by Sarah Dyer

    $130.00

    Love, loyalty and the bond between sisters are explored and celebrated in Dodie Smith’s enduring classic. The Folio Society edition of I Capture the Castle features charming illustrations by Sarah Dyer.

  5. Little Women

    Little Women

    Louisa May Alcott

    Illustrated by Rebecca Green

    $105.00

    Illustrated by Rebecca Green and introduced by Jane Gardam, this gorgeous Folio Society edition of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women celebrates its status as a timeless classic, an early feminist novel and a wonderfully engaging read.

  6. The Roald Dahl Collection (Set 3)

    The Roald Dahl Collection (Set 3)

    Roald Dahl

    Illustrated by Quentin Blake

    $170.00

    Discover three of Roald Dahl’s most memorable characters in this new Folio Society collection: Fantastic Mr Fox, Danny the Champion of the World and George’s Marvellous Medicine; all featuring Quentin Blake’s inimitable black-and-white illustrations and Dahl’s classic text.

  7. Monkey

    Monkey

    Wu Ch’eng-en

    Illustrated by Mu Pan

    $165.00

    One of the Four Great Chinese novels, and a worldwide cultural phenomenon, Monkey is reimagined as a Folio edition with exquisite artwork by Mu Pan, including a foldout map, and a new introduction by Frances Wood.

  8. Pole to Pole

    Pole to Pole

    Michael Palin

    $105.00

    Pole to Pole is Michael Palin’s account of his epic journey from the Arctic to Antarctic, via the USSR, Africa and South America: a classic adventure in a beautiful Folio Society edition, with superb original photography.

  9. The Neverending Story

    The Neverending Story

    Michael Ende

    Illustrated by Marie-Alice Harel

    $180.00

    To mark Folio’s 75th anniversary, Michael Ende’s The Neverending Story is published as a magical new edition, beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Marie-Alice Harel and bursting with exquisite design details.

  10. Norwegian Wood

    Norwegian Wood

    Haruki Murakami

    Illustrated by Daniel Liévano

    $185.00

    Designed in series with the Folio Society edition of Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami’s tender and nostalgic Norwegian Wood is illustrated with award-winning Daniel Liévano’s incredible artwork.

  11. Limited Edition
    The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Limited Edition)

    This collection of rarely seen editions of Beatrix Potter’s much loved debut, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, features exquisite facsimiles from the archive of her publisher Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., charting the transformation from Peter’s initial appearance in a picture letter, to the glorious full-colour deluxe first commercial edition.

  12. A Walk in the Woods

    A Walk in the Woods

    Bill Bryson

    Illustrated by James Weston Lewis

    $100.00

    Full of sweat, tears and side-splitting humour, Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods is a page-turning travelogue and this Folio Society edition is the ultimate companion for fans of the author’s inimitable wit.

  13. The Roald Dahl Collection (Set 2)

    The Roald Dahl Collection (Set 2)

    Roald Dahl

    Illustrated by Quentin Blake

    $170.00

    Discover the fantastical worlds of The BFG, The Witches and Matilda in the second whizzpopping Folio Society set of much-loved Roald Dahl stories, featuring Quentin Blake’s iconic black-and-white illustrations and the classic texts.

  14. House of Many Ways

    House of Many Ways

    Diana Wynne Jones

    Illustrated by Marie-Alice Harel

    $90.00

    Folio’s beautiful edition of House of Many Ways brings another dose of magic and mayhem from the world of Howl’s Moving Castle. The final volume in Diana Wynne Jones’s trilogy is illustrated by Marie-Alice Harel.

  15. Editors Choice
    Mythical Beasts

    Mythical Beasts

    Edited by John Cherry

    Illustrated by Neil Packer

    $120.00

    A fascinating history of the creatures that populate myths and folklore, John Cherry’s Mythical Beasts is beautifully reimagined as a Folio edition illustrated with archive images and Neil Packer’s striking new motifs and binding design.

  16. Castle in the Air

    Castle in the Air

    Diana Wynne Jones

    Illustrated by Marie-Alice Harel

    $90.00

    Abdullah dreams of adventure, but dreams can be big trouble in Castle in the Air, Diana Wynne Jones’s delightful sequel to Howl’s Moving Castle. This Folio edition is illustrated by Marie-Alice Harel.

  17. The Complete Flower Fairies

    The Complete Flower Fairies

    Cicely Mary Barker

    Illustrated by the author

    $240.00

    Cicely Mary Barker’s complete collection of Flower Fairies has been brought together in an exclusive new presentation by The Folio Society, with fully restored original paintings.

  18. Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll

    Illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk

    $100.00

    The Folio Society presents a glorious new edition of Lewis Carroll’s immortal tale, illustrated by acclaimed artist Charles van Sandwyk.

  19. The Velveteen Rabbit

    The Velveteen Rabbit

    Margery Williams

    Illustrated by William Nicholson

    $85.00

    Margery Williams’s affectionate tale of enduring love, The Velveteen Rabbit, has been faithfully reproduced in this beautifully designed new Folio collector’s edition.

  20. Editors Choice
    The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Illustrated by the author

    $120.00

    A definitive two-volume edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince featuring his original and unforgettable illustrations.

  21. Spring

    Spring

    Illustrated by Petra Börner

    $56.00

    A unique collection of poetry and prose, beautifully bound and illustrated with newly commissioned artwork.

  22. Editors Choice
    The Wind in the Willows

    The Wind in the Willows

    Kenneth Grahame

    Illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk

    $105.00

    The timeless adventures of Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger have enchanted children and their parents for more than a century. This is a glorious edition of a children’s classic, with enchanting illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk.

  23. The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book

    Rudyard Kipling

    Illustrated by Edward J. Detmold and Maurice Detmold

    $80.00

    This thrilling adventure about a boy learning to survive in the wild continues to hold the world’s imagination. Enchanting tales and poems on the lives and customs of jungle creatures are brought vividly to life with beautiful illustrations by Maurice and Edward J. Detmold.

  24. Just So Stories

    Just So Stories

    Rudyard Kipling

    Illustrated by the author

    $80.00

    Originally told as bedtime stories for Kipling’s daughter Josephine, Just So Stories remains a classic of children’s literature. Simply and beautifully written, with an entirely believable, far from cosy vision of the joy, wonder and dangers of the natural world.

  25. The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    J. R. R. Tolkien

    Illustrated by Eric Fraser

    $95.00

    A beautiful edition of Tolkien’s classic children’s story. Leaving his comfortable hobbit hole Bilbo Baggins goes on a reluctant adventure to defeat a dragon, and along the way he encounters the vile, but pathetic Gollum, and his ‘Precious’ – a ring to rule them all.