Willy, Charlie, & the rest of the gang...





Willy Wonka kind of scared me as a kid.
Well, Gene Wilder actually scared me.

I had such separate feelings towards the movie & the book.

The book was magical.

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl




He was the author of my imagination as a child.

...Danny Champion of the World, Matilda, James & the Giant Peach, The BFG....

I loved his ability to talk to children, explore their dreams, and see adults through their eyes.


The illustrations are so endearing to me-
and something about their quirkiness
assures me that my kids will
undoubtedly have some pieces of this artwork in their nursery...


Did anyone else grow up enchanted by Miss Honey, Danny, or the BFG?


*image source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Posted on June 22, 2010 and filed under "books", "movies".