From the department of alternate timelines comes the revelation that Roald Dahl originally wanted Charlie Bucket, protagonist of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to be black.
Relevant to the interests of both Roald Dahl fans and anybody dying to see Wolf Hall star Mark Rylance as a computer-generated giant with large ears, it’s the full trailer for Disney’s adaptation of The BFG!
A previously unpublished Beatrix Potter tale—The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots—is set to hit bookstores in September, and it’s already climbing to the top of the Amazon charts in the U.K. People just can’t get enough whimsically sentient animals from the English countryside!
The film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG—one of the greatest children’s books of all time—is headed for the big screen in 2016. The first official trailer takes a dark approach, showing young heroine Sophie creeping around her orphanage at the witching hour and being snatched from her bed by the hand of a (big)…
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.
'Tis the season for the gooey, sickeningly sweet treat — which is perhaps the most polarizing candy ever known. Somehow it manages to be both utterly disgusting and utterly irresistible. Yes, it's complicated.
[Great Missenden, England, August 17. Josie Griffiths Adrianna Bertola and Kerry Ingram pose for pictures at the home of the late author Roald Dahl.]
The 1945 Roald Dahl short-story classic involving but not limited to a turtle, a yogi, and a terrible swan song.
If you've ever wanted to taste a Scrumdiddlyumptious bar, ever wanted to glue your father's hat to his head, ever cowered in fear of The Trunchbull, or dreamed of escape via giant peach, you might want to read this interview in this Sunday's Guardian, wherein Felicity Dahl, widow of beloved children's author Roald…
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…