Alfred A. Knopf Books For Young Readers Publishes a Hardcover Movie Tie-In Edition to the Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures Film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050627/NYM181 ) "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 http://www.roalddahl.com . TM & (C) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s05)
SOURCE Random House Children's Books
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