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

Jun 27, 2005, 01:00 ET from Random House Children's Books

    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.
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