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New Editions of ‘Charlie & The Chocolate Factory’ to Be Released as a Penguin Modern Classic in The UK

Penguin executives made this decision to honor the 50th anniversary of the book’s original publication date. A new cover has been designed and a release date has been set for September 2014. (The Penguin UK Books Blog)

“Much of the reaction has been strongly negative, with many branding the cover inappropriate. Several prominent writers have spoken out against the cover, including Chocolat author Joanne Harris. And The Crane Wife author Patrick Ness.” (BuzzFeed)

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