Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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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The Buckets, of course, didn't starve, but every one of them—the two old
grandfathers, the two old grandmothers, Charlie's father, Charlie's mother, and
especially little Charlie himself—went about from morning till night with a horrible
Many times a day, he would see other children taking creamy candy bars out of
their pockets and munching them greedily, and that, of course, was pure torture.
Only once a year, on his birthday, did Charlie Bucket ever get to taste a bit of ...
“Of course it's true! Good heavens, didn't you know that? It's about fifty times as
big as any other!" “And is Mr. Willy Wonka really the cleverest chocolate maker in
the world?” “My dear boy,” said Grandpa Joe, raising himself up a little higher on
“Of course it's impossible!" cried Grandpa Joe. “It's completely absurd! But Mr.
Willy Wonka has done it!” “Quite right!” the others agreed, nodding their heads. “
Mr. Wonka has done it.” “And then again, Grandpa Joe went on, speaking very ...
“But Mr. Wonka was right, of course, because soon after this, there came a very
hot day with a boiling sun, and the whole palace began to melt, and then it sank
slowly to the ground, and the crazy prince, who was dozing in the living room at ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - villemezbrown - www.librarything.com
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Shannon.Allen - www.librarything.com
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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