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Of Interest: Inside Charlie’s Chocolate Factory, Cascadia, Poems from the Typewriter, Virility Rituals… August 24, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

Inside Charlie’s Chocolate Factory: The Complete Story of Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket, and Roald Dahl’s Most Famous Creation by Lucy Mangan. Foreword by Sophie Dahl. Puffin Books, 2014. Looking for a nice way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s classic,  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Inside Charlies’s Chocolate Factory provides a in-depth look at the life of this classic. From its publishing history to the history of its illustrators to the movie adaptations to the overall impact the…

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Happy Roald Dahl Day September 13, 2013 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting

Today is Roald Dahl Day! This year, falling on Friday the 13th, offers “the perfect excuse for even more mischief and mayhem than usual,” as we celebrate the birthday of one of the masters of children’s literature. The Roald Dahl Day website offers lots of ways to celebrate: Sign up for Puffin Virtually Live on Friday 13th September to find out more about Roald Dahl and his characters, plan your costume for Dahlicious Dress Up Day – you can even throw…

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Roald Dahl Papercuts February 4, 2013

Matilda Here is paper artist Jayme McGowan at work illustrating her favorite Roald Dahl books. Why Dahl?: I wanted to do a series of pieces based on favorite books from my childhood, choosing just one author to narrow the theme. I picked books that I would enjoy re-reading now, as an adult, and Roald Dahl was the natural choice. I’ve always loved his dark humor, and the images his writing creates in my mind are so vivid —…

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