Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Paperback)

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By Roald Dahl, Ivan Brunetti (Illustrator), Lev Grossman (Foreword by)
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By the author of "The BFG" now a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg astunning deluxe edition of Roald Dahl's beloved "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, "featuring
a new introduction by Lev Grossman, the #1 "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Magicians"
cover art by the award-winning cartoonist Ivan Brunetti
the original interior art from the 1964 first edition
French flaps and deckle-edged paper
Twice turned into a feature film, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is a delectable classic about a child's dreams and the eccentric chocolate-maker who makes them come true.When Willy Wonka's hallowed chocolate factory holds a worldwide contest awarding tours to the lucky, five children emerge as winners, including a glutton, a gum-chewing nitwit, a spoiled brat, and a TV addict. Only Charlie Bucket, the story's earnest hero, stands to win the exotic riches of Wonka's empire if he avoids the pitfalls of his fellow contestants and stays true to his heart. Ingenious and entertaining, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is a true modern classicby one of the most beloved storytellers of our time.
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About the Author

Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916, in Llandaff, South Wales. In 1953, he published the best-selling story collection Someone Like You and married actress Patricia Neil. He published the popular book James and the Giant Peach in 1961. In 1964, he released another highly successfuly work, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was later adapted for two films. Over his decades-long writing career, Dahl wrote 19 children's books. He died on November 23, 1990, in Oxford, England.

Ivan Brunetti was born in Italy in 1967 and lives in Chicago, IL, where he teaches at Columbia College Chicago.

Lev Grossman was born in Massachusetts in 1969 and studied literature at Harvard and Yale. He is currently a writer and book critic for Time Magazine. He has written feature articles for Salon, Lingua Franca, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York and The Village Voice, and was previously the producer of, Time magazine's personal technology website. This is his second novel. He lives in Brooklyn.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143106333
ISBN-10: 0143106333
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: August 30th, 2011
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions