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Neil Packer   Book projects: One of a Kind

One of a Kind

We are delighted to announce that this book is the winner of the Bologna Ragazzi Award 2021 for Non-fiction.

Read about it here, on the Bologna website.
And here, in Publishing Perspectives.

The initial spark for this remarkable book was the moment when Neil realised that his tiny son was transfixed by every kind of large vehicle on the streets of London. The idea took root though, when he visited the Linnean Society and realised that many of the classification concepts which fascinated him could be combined in one book – at the same time as telling the story of a day in the life of that son who was fast growing up.

Here is the cover and a few of the spreads. You can find more of the spreads in the prints section as we're also selling signed limited-edition prints.

The book is best described in some of the wonderful reviews we've received, and particularly from librarians. This one, from Susan Harari from the Keefe Library at the Boston Latin School explains the concept of the book perfectly. So here it is, in full, along with many other quotes.

'What did you like about the book? One of a Kind reminds me of all the reasons I love books. It's beautiful, idiosyncratic, and takes advantage of its 'bookiness'. Ostensibly, it's a lesson on how individual objects belong to larger groups, but that's just the framework and sounds like an awfully dull slog. Nothing could be further from the truth; this is a book to pour over for hours. . . .

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Neil Packer | One of a Kind
Neil Packer | One of a Kind
Neil Packer | One of a Kind
Neil Packer | One of a Kind
Neil Packer | One of a Kind
Neil Packer | One of a Kind
Neil Packer | One of a Kind
Neil Packer | One of a Kind