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Peter Ostrum's Charlie in the 1971 film comes off as a bit of a whiner while Freddie Highmore's take in 2005 better captures the innocence Dahl originally wrote. -File photos Roald Dahl's books have entertained and entranced kids and their imaginations for decades.
Yep, it's that time of the year again, when the bulk of Madison's theater companies begin revving up and unveiling their new seasons, like dramatic new Mercedes-Benz at the starting line. Sure, there's always plenty of excitement and marketing hoopla, but if you're like us, you also wonder what led to each company's final docket.
It's Roald Dahl Day on Saturday and we're celebrating with a splendiferous A to Z of the Cardiff-born author Roald always seemed like a funny name for a British author to have, but baby Roald was named for polar explorer Roald Amundsen, a national hero in Norway at the time, where Roald's parents were from. It's been said that the family, including Roald's sisters Astri, Alfhild and Else, spoke Norwegian at home, and Roald mentions Norway in many of his books, most notably The Witches, where the main character goes to live with his Norwegian grandmother.
After the new covers for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' launched by its parent company Pengiun UK were dismissed by twitterati as 'creepy', the firm's Indian branch has bounced back with its own cover art for new editions of Roald Dahl's beloved children novel. The launch is just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the book's publication in 1975, and also the author's birthday on September 13. The classic, which has sold over 13 million copies worldwide, will be available in a new avatar - designed by Sir Quentin Blake, who famously illustrated several of the original covers for Dahl's books.
Children will be dressing up as favourite characters including Willy Wonka, as portrayed by Johnny Depp, as they celebrate the work of Roald Dahl, inset. MAGNIFICENT heroes and monstrous villains will be the star attraction at a school as pupils get creative for a Roald Dahl dress-up day today.
BOOKISH TYPES: Matt Cordery tries to tell a story about himself but is interupted by other book characters.
Children's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by British storyteller Roald Dahl, which has sold over 13 million copies worldwide, marks 50 years of publication this month and has a number of celebratory events lined up. From sky-diving Oompa Loompas to chocolate trails at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in the village of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire where Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years -- various events have been planned on September 13, to be celebrated as Roald Dahl Day.
There's nothing nicer than a great story at bedtime. So get your little ones ready for bed with a very special reading of Roald Dahl's Augustus Gloop song from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory To mark Roald Dahl day this Saturday, we thought it would be just whipple-scrumptious to have a song from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory read out for your little ones to enjoy over and over again - just press play and feel free to go downstairs to hide your own stash of Dairy Milk as they take the magic in.
As magical now as it ever was, Roald Dahl 's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is celebrating its 50th year in print. Yep, it really has been half a century since little Charlie Bucket got that golden ticket and took us all on a sugar-fuelled adventure.
Roald Dahl's works for children do not need gratuitous changes to remain relevant, even 50 years after Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was published, writes Nayantara Mazumder Since 1964, generations of children have rejoiced in Roald Dahl's most famous children's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - it remains one of the most iconic books ... (more)
Of late, there have been three significant happenings in the Roald Dahl universe.
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Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:29 am
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