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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It had huge iron gates leading in to it, and a high wall surrounding it, and smoke
belching from its chimneys, and strange whizzing sounds coming from deep
inside it. And outside the walls, for half a mile around in every direction, the air
“All factories,” said Grandpa Joe, “have workers streaming in and out of the gates
in the mornings and evenings —except Wonka's! Have you ever seen a single
person going into that place—or coming out?" Little Charlie looked slowly around
Charlie said. “Oh, yes he did. He told all the workers that he was sorry, but they
would have to go home. Then, he shut the main gates and fastened them with a
chain. And suddenly, Wonka's giant chocolate factory became silent and
The great iron gates were still locked and chained as securely as ever, and Mr.
Wonka was nowhere to be seen. “But the factory is working!' the people shouted. '
Listen! You can hear the machines! They're all whirring again! And you can smell
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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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I have just spent an enjoyable afternoon reading this funny book in anticipation of next week seeing my grandson in his stage debut as an Oompa-Loompa in his middle school production. I laughed out ... Read full review
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