Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Penguin Books, Limited, Feb 11, 2016 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages

'The ultimate children's story ever' - David Walliams

You MUST have heard of Mr Willy Wonka! He's the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world.

But do you know who Charlie is? Charlie Bucket is the hero of this book.

The other children in our story are nasty little beasts, called:

Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop

Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat

Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer

Mike Teavee - a boy who only watches television

And all these children have won a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Mr Wonka's chocolate factory...

But what mysterious secrets will they discover?

Our tour is about to begin. Please don't wander off. Mr Wonka wouldn't like to lose any of you at this stage of the proceedings . . .

Now you can listen to CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios!

Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

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User Review  - villemezbrown - LibraryThing

Continuing my Banned Book Week tradition of reading something from the list of challenged or banned books. Due to my obsession with reading comic books when I was a child (18,000 by the time I was 18 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shannon.Allen - LibraryThing

I can't get past the fact that children were being murdered in this whackadoo's candy factory. I liked the descriptions of the imaginary Oompa Loompa world and people, as well as much of the details ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Roald Dahl (Author)
Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER.

Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.

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