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Random House Childrens Books Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie tie-in edition. (PRNewsFoto)[TC]
NEW YORK, NY USA
NEW YORK, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers,
an imprint of Random House Children's Books, is pleased to announce the
publication of a hardcover movie tie-in edition of Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory. The classic novel by Roald Dahl heads to the big screen on July 15,
2005 nationwide as a Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures major
motion picture starring Academy Award(R) nominee Johnny Depp as eccentric
candy-maker Willy Wonka. Tim Burton, of Big Fish and Edward Scissorhands fame,
directs the film. With a first printing of 45,000 copies, the movie tie-in
version will carry a suggested retail price of $14.95 and is now available
wherever books are sold.
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"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been the gem of the Knopf list for
more than forty years. We're so pleased to be working with the team at Warner
to bring Charlie to an even wider audience with this bright new movie tie-in
edition of the classic," says Senior Executive Editor Joan Slattery.
The movie tie-in novel features movie art on the book jacket, and includes
an 8-page full-color photo insert. Dahl purists will be happy to find that Tim
Burton's movie adaptation is true to the spirit of the novel and will target
Dahl fans of all ages.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was Roald Dahl's second and most popular
novel for children. Since its original publication in 1964, countless readers
have relished the story of Willy Wonka and his amazing chocolate factory,
where five lucky children uncover Golden Tickets inside their chocolate bars
and win the ultimate trip to see a candy factory like no other. The book was
an instant success and received much critical praise. A bestseller across the
entire globe, Dahl's work continues to enchant generations of new readers.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has sold over 13.7 million copies
worldwide, and has been translated into 32 languages. A favorite novel among
generations of readers, it is published in hardcover by Alfred A. Knopf Books
for Young Readers, an imprint of the Random House Children's Books division of
Random House, Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG.
For more information, visit http://www.randomhouse.com/kids, or
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SOURCE Random House Children's Books