Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Penguin, Aug 16, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!

But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one funny book. I read it aloud to my 8 year old and we both were laughing until tears were in our eyes sometimes. The humor is both witty and silly. Everyone ... Read full review

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I adore the movie (would make it on a Top20 movie list for me) so I really wanted to read the book. It's as awesome as I hoped. The movie follows the book pretty well, which makes me appreciate the ... Read full review

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Here Comes Charlie
Mr Willy Wonkas Factory
Mr Wonka and the Indian Prince
The Secret Workers
The Golden Tickets
The First Two Finders
Charlies Birthday
Two More Golden Tickets Found
Mr Willy Wonka
The Chocolate Room
The OompaLoompas
Augustus Gloop Goes up the Pipe
Down the Chocolate River
The Inventing RoomEverlasting Gobstoppers and Hair Toffee
The Great Gum Machine
Goodby Violet

Grandpa Joe Takes a Gamble
The Family Begins to Starve
The Miracle
What It Said on the Golden Ticket
The Big Day Arrives
Along the Corridor
Square Candies That Look Round
Veruca in the Nut Room
The Great Glass Elevator

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About the author (2007)

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant PeachMatildaThe BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

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