Books in Bloom

I've loved books for as long as I can remember. My parents always encouraged me to read as much as possible and because of that I was reading at a high school reading level in the fifth grade. Now, I'm not saying that I read War and Peace but I did read all of the books with pretty covers. That trend has continued since then. Why else would I have picked up this book called Twilight, that enticed me with a pale pair of hands holding out an apple? At that time I didn't have an obsession with vampires, but after devouring that book in a mere 24 hours my love of vampires began. All because of the cover art. So, while at Anthropologie this past week I spotted these classics with a face lift. Anna Rifle Bond of Rifle Paper Co worked with Puffin to redesign four classics: Little Women, Heidi, The Little Princess and Anne of Green Gables. All four of these classics have a dear place in my heart since I was a little girl. All of these books have wholesome movie renditions and they are some of the first movies I can ever remember watching. 

I love the whimsical painting style and the sweet faces of all the characters. I also am attracted to the bright colors of the books (with the exception of Little Women, which has more of the Christmastime color palette which is completely relevant.)

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After seeing these books in store I checked out Anna's instagram account and saw that she gives sneak peeks of her projects. Look at these sketches and paintings of some of the books!

I adore the style of these books, I want to buy them all! If you purchase through Rifle Paper Co's website you also get matching bookmarks for each book. 

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The insides of the books are also beautifully illustrated with characters and icons from important scenes throughout the stories.

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I feel like I should save up the money and buy the pack of 4 from Rifle Paper Co's website for $64. They would not only be books that I cherish but books that I could someday share with my children. They are classics that I believe every child should read (and then watch the movie of course). They teach valuable lessons and are wholesome stories for little kids.