Check Out An Unpublished Chapter from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the most iconic and beloved books, despite Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's effort. Now, a chapter entitled "The Vanilla Fudge Room" that did not make the cut to the final draft has been released, and it is delightfully dark as expected. » 8/30/14 12:15pm 8/30/14 12:15pm

The New Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cover Sure Is...Something

For a lot of us, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the most iconic books of our childhoods. Just thinking about it brings about recollections of chocolate rivers, glass elevators that can run in any direction and sadistic-yet-charismatic candy makers who leave their magical factories to poor, good-hearted… » 8/08/14 3:45pm 8/08/14 3:45pm

Harriet The Spy: Iconoclastic, American Lezebel Icon

NPR's "Morning Edition" ran a segment this morning on what a groundbreaking work of young adult fiction Harriet the Spy was when it debuted in 1964. According to NPR correspondent Neva Grant, heroine Harriet M. Welsch was considered controversial because "Harriet saw too much, said too much. She even had to see a… » 3/03/08 4:30pm 3/03/08 4:30pm