To celebrate 80 years of Penguin Books and 70 years of Penguin Classics, a charming picture book that tells the imagined story of the penguin who waddled his way into history as the symbol of a beloved publisher.
THE JOURNEY OF THE PENGUIN
by Emiliano Ponzi
2015 is the 80th anniversary of Penguin Books, the publishing company Allen Lane started in July 1935, and 2016 is the 70th anniversary for Penguin Classics. The iconic Penguin symbol is one of the most widely recognized publisher logos today, a representation of the books that bring joy to readers the world over. THE JOURNEY OF THE PENGUIN (A Penguin Books Hardcover Original; On-sale: 10/27/15; $18:00; 9780143107859), a delightful picture book by Emiliano Ponzi, commemorates a decades-long tradition of publishing excellence—and the beloved bird who has graced the spines of so many treasured books.
A lonely Antarctic penguin, dreaming of adventure, sets off on a long swim north. Arriving at last in London in 1935, he encounters the chance of a lifetime: auditions are being held to find the face of a brand new publishing house. The penguin wins the day, of course, and so begins an adventure that takes him on to New York and into the hearts of readers around the world.
In THE JOURNEY OF THE PENGUIN, award-winning illustrator Emiliano Ponzi delivers a boldly rendered, wildly imaginative, and terrifically fun story—told entirely through image—that brings to life the “dignified yet flippant” bird chosen eighty years ago by Allen Lane as the name and icon of his revolutionary publishing business. With cameo appearances by legendary Penguin authors including Jack Kerouac, Arthur Miller, and Dorothy Parker, this exquisite, one-of-a-kind book celebrates the enduring appeal of storytelling to adults and children alike.
About the Author:
Emiliano Ponzi is an award-winning illustrator, internationally renowned for his bold, poetic images. His work has appeared in books, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and animations. Among his many clients are The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Economist, Esquire, Louis Vuitton, Armani, Hyundai, and Amnesty International. Ponzi has received numerous honors for his work, including the Young Guns Award and the Gold Cube from the Art Directors Club of New York and medals of honor from the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles.
Penguin is supplying my winner with a copy of this very special book that is for all ages. Just leave a comment below and you’ll be entered to win. Only U.S. addresses, as usual, and no P.O boxes, please. I will choose my winner on Monday, December 21. Good luck. And thank you Penguin!