Guernsey Post First Foray Into Children's Literature with the Launch of "The Adventures of Penny the Postie"

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Avast! Penny the Postie jumps off the envelope onto Pirate Island.

Penny the Postie - Guernsey Post's hidden treasure - has set sail on a brand new voyage in the form of children's book: Penny and the Pirates.

Guernsey Post invites you to join Penny on her swashbuckling journey battling crocodiles, teetering across rickety bridges and creeping through spooky caves to find a hidden treasure chest and foil the greedy Captain Bullybones.

With the help of author and illustrator Keith Robinson, Penny and the Pirates marks the very first time Guernsey Post has evolved one of its famous stamp characters into heroes of their own book.

The first ever kid's book to include a souvenir sheet of real stamps, The Adventures of Penny the Postie, makes the perfect gift to get your little ones started on their very own Penny stamp collection.

Not for the lily livered, Penny and the Pirates is sure to be a hit for little scallywags and is the perfect gift for children around 5 years old. Tailored specifically to their reading ability and appetite for colourful characters and daring discovery.

Penny the Postie can be purchased exclusively from for only £4.95. And while you're there, why not entertain the kids with downloadable illustrations from the book which can be printed and coloured in.

Dawn Gallienne, philatelic manager for Guernsey Post comments "This is the first time we have commissioned a book to accompany one of our stamp characters and Penny is the perfect character to take the helm of the first ever children's book from Guernsey Post. A postie who is prepared to go to the most extraordinary lengths to deliver letters on time."

Notes to Editor

Penny the Postie: Penny and the Pirates is available to buy from
Priced at £4.95 it includes £2.95 worth of Penny the Postie Guernsey stamps
Written and illustrated by Keith Robinson

About Guernsey Post
Guernsey Post is the postal service for the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark & Herm in the Channel Islands. It was commercialised in 2001 by the States of Guernsey, when it became Guernsey Post Ltd and was awarded the licence to operate the reserved sector postal operation and meet the Universal Service Obligation (USO).

Guernsey Post includes a Philatelic Bureau and regularly issues both definitive and commemorative stamps. The first Guernsey Stamps were designed and printed in 1941.


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