Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
A 1964 children's book by British author Roald Dahl. The story features the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of the eccentric chocolatier, Willy
Wonka. The book was adapted into two major motion pictures: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in 1971, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2005. The 2005 version
casts Johny Depp as Willy Wonka.
A series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The books chronicle the adventures of the adolescent wizard Harry Potter, a student at Hogwarts School
of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's quest to overcome the evil dark wizard Lord Voldemort. The book series has sold more than 400 million copies
and has been translated into 67 languages. All the seven books have been made into films. The series finale is currently scheduled for release on 15 July 2011.
A fairy tale by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. Peter Pan, who can fly and never grows up, spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of
Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies, pirates, and (from time to time) meeting ordinary children from the world outside. The
story of Peter Pan has been adapted and expanded many times. The most famous adaptations include a Disney animated film in 1953.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
A fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, the first-published book of The Chronicles of Narnia, and the best known book of the series. The story happens in 1940 during World
War II, featuring the adventures of four children, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie, who enter the magic world of Nania through a wardrobe, and fight against the White
Witch to save Nania. The book was included in TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.
The Golden Compass
The first novel in English novelist Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. The fantasy novel is set in a universe parallel to our own and tells of Lyra Belacqua's journey north in
search of her missing friend and her imprisoned uncle. Actually "The Golden Compass" is the North American version of its title, but it's somehow more well-known than the original
British title Northern Lights.
A series of children's stories by Beatrix Potter. The rabbits in Potter's stories are anthropomorphic; Peter wears a jacket and shoes. Peter and his family live in a rabbit hole that
has a human kitchen, human furniture. Peter Rabbit was named after a pet rabbit Beatrix Potter had as a child. The Peter Rabbit series has sold more than 151 million copies in 35