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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User Review  - SueinCyprus - www.librarything.com

I read this classic to my four-year-old grandson; Dahl is one of his favourite authors. The story is well-known, due to two different film adaptations (one in 1971, one in 2005). The impoverished ... Read full review

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remains the quintessential Roald Dahl. Perfect for anyone (but maybe best for those between 3rd grade through middle school) it fulfills candy fantasies, is funny ... Read full review

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Contents

Here Comes Charlie
1
Mr Willy Wonkas Factory
8
Mr Wonka and the Indian Prince
12
The Secret Workers
15
The Golden Tickets
19
The First Two Finders
21
Charlies Birthday
26
Two More Golden Tickets Found
29
The Chocolate Room
63
The OompaLoompas
68
Augustus Gloop Goes up the Pipe
72
Down the Chocolate River
80
The Inventing RoomEverlasting
87
The Great Gum Machine
91
Goodby Violet
94
Along the Corridor
102

Grandpa Joe Takes a Gamble
34
The Family Begins to Starve
37
The Miracle
42
What It Said on the Golden Ticket
46
The Big Day Arrives
53
Mr Willy Wonka
57
Square Candies That Look Round
106
Veruca in the Nut Room
109
The Great Glass Elevator
118
The TelevisionChocolate Room
124
Only Charlie Left
142
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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.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

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