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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... brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a
dim-witted gumchewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-
toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket,
The whole of this family—the six grownups (count them) and little Charlie Bucket
—live together in a small wooden house on the edge of a great town. The house
wasn't nearly large enough for so many people, and life was extremely ...
Mr. and Mrs. Bucket and little Charlie Bucket slept in the other room, upon
mattresses on the floor. In the summertime, this wasn't too bad, but in the winter,
freezing cold drafts blew across the floor all night long, and it was awful. There
But I haven't yet told you about the one awful thing that tortured little Charlie, the
lover of chocolate, more than anything else. This thing, for him, was far, far worse
than seeing slabs of chocolate in the shop windows or watching other children ...
and smaller until suddenly there is nothing left except a tiny little pink sugary
baby bird sitting on the tip of your tongue. ... While they were talking, Mr. and Mrs.
Bucket, Charlie's mother and father, had come quietly into the room, and now
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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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