Bob Harris & Matt Flannery
Tue., June 4
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Paperback)
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 classic.
About the Author
Roald Dahl (1916-1990) is the author of such enduringly popular novels as The BFG, The Witches, Matilda, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Lev Grossman is the book critic for Time magazine and the bestselling author of the novels The Magicians and Codex. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Ivan Brunetti is an award-winning cartoonist who has illustrated covers for The New Yorker and edited two acclaimed anthologies of graphic fiction and cartoons. He teaches at Columbia College Chicago.