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"A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say." Italo Calvino

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2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s beloved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“You couldn’t accuse Willie Wonka of being reasonable: in a world of children who’ve grown up too fast, he’s an adult who has somehow managed to hang on to his childishness. He’s the opposite of what you’ve been taught to expect from a mentor: where other writer supply their child heroes with grown-ups who teach them how to become grown-ups themselves, Willia Wonka is there to remind Charlie not to grow up too far or too fast.”
—Lev Grossman, from the introduction to our Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features cover art by award-winning cartoonist Ivan Brunetti.

classicpenguin:

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s beloved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

You couldn’t accuse Willie Wonka of being reasonable: in a world of children who’ve grown up too fast, he’s an adult who has somehow managed to hang on to his childishness. He’s the opposite of what you’ve been taught to expect from a mentor: where other writer supply their child heroes with grown-ups who teach them how to become grown-ups themselves, Willia Wonka is there to remind Charlie not to grow up too far or too fast.”

—Lev Grossman, from the introduction to our Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factorywhich features cover art by award-winning cartoonist Ivan Brunetti.

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Something interesting for your Tuesday morning.

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"The books remain with you until the end, even when Narnia disappears, Voldemort dies, and Alice wakes up."
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"And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep."
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (via wordsnquotes)

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"I’m not fascinated by people who smile all the time. What I find interesting is the way people look when they are lost in thought, when their face becomes angry or serious, when they bite their lip, the way they glance, the way they look down when they walk, when they are alone and smoking a cigarette, when they smirk, the way they half smile, the way they try and hold back tears, the way when their face says they want to say something but can’t, the way they look at someone they want or love… I love the way people look when they do these things. It’s… beautiful."
Clemence Poesy. (via painfulvalley)

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What books do you remember loving as a first grader?

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Or if you can’t remember, what do the babies in your life like reading?

The Junie B. Jones series. I read almost every book in the series in first grade

The Ramona Quimby books! I loved those books with all my heart back then.

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"Words cut deeper than knives. A knife can be pulled out, words are embedded into our souls."
William Chapman  (via weaverofstars)

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