Author(s): Ronald Dahl; Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
We are the music makers ... we are the dreamers of dreams'This new edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factorycelebrates fifty years of the bestselling and beloved classic. The story of Charlie Bucket, a mysterious, eccentric chocolate factory owner and the golden ticket that transforms his existence is a masterpiece of exuberant invention, nonsense, fantasy and dark morality tale; both delightful and cruel.
He was our modern Pied Piper - The Times
Blake is beyond brilliant ... his partnership with Roald Dahl was made in heaven - Daily Telegraph
The ultimate children's story, ever -- David Walliams
ROALD DAHL began writing after a 'monumental bash on the head' sustained as an RAF fighter pilot during World War II. His first children's book, James and the Giant Peach, was published in 1961 and each of his subsequent books became bestsellers. He died in 1990, aged 74.
QUENTIN BLAKE was knighted in the New Year's Honours - which means his full title is Sir Quentin Blake, although we can still all go on calling him Quentin as usual.