'I'm not sure why adults need a different cover anyway, but who was it that decided "adult" meant "inappropriately sexualised?' tweeted author Joanne Harris.
In its defence Penguin, publishers of the Penguin Modern Classics range, said the cover of the new edition of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (one of only a handful of children's books to be included in the 800 book range) stressed 'the light and dark aspects' of Dahl's work.
Available from the 4th of September in conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebrations of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory which was first published in 1964, OK, so the cover image (so we are told) is NOT intended to represent either of the female children in the book but I'm personally struggling with what exactly relevance it does have to the book.
What about you, love it or loathe it? What do you think Roald Dahl would make of it?
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