Awesome book cover Friday: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Thanksgiving food books

Happy belated Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday. Thanksgiving was a little different for me this year. My parents traveled across the country to visit my eldest sister, and my boyfriend drove out of state to spend the day with part of his family. Even so, I had a great time and enjoyed the company, and I’m definitely enjoying the extra-long weekend break! I’ve been sleeping in, eating leftovers, and watching TV shows — Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, and Twin Peaks (the clear inspiration for one of my new favorite video games, Deadly Premonition). And of course, reading! I’m busy with a book for Kirkus Indie and with Life of Pi for my two-person book club. :D

This year, I’m thankful for my family and amazing boyfriend, but I’m also grateful that my grandpa could make it home for the holiday. He hasn’t been doing so well lately and has been spending a lot of time in the hospital, trying to get better. It made Thanksgiving more special that we could have him with us.

What are you thankful for this year? Books are something we can all be happy about! This week’s pick is a children’s classic, rereleased as an e-book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Do you like the cover? I adore the bright colors and childish flair to it, and I can imagine kids would be drawn to the style. That brings up an interesting topic. Where do you stand on publishers rereleasing classics with more modern covers? As someone who looks for the most aesthetic version of a book, I’m totally for them. And if it gets a book back into print (or in this case, fresh availability as an e-book) — even better. The way I see it, if a fancy cover gets young readers to try an old book instead of passing it by, what’s the harm?

2 thoughts on “Awesome book cover Friday: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  1. Sarah

    SO glad to hear you had a good holiday, Stephanie. I hope Grandpa loved it too, and that he got to spend the time with you…and I hope he feels better now :)

    Yes! I do like the cover! It’s so whimsical and….happy? Me too, I actually love seeing the new covers the publishers come up with for the classics when they re-release them. Especially for the reason you mentioned – capturing a new audience. But, also because I love seeing the newer interpretation of the book for the cover. It’s always fun :)

    Happy belated Thanksgiving Stephanie!

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