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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... stand it no longer, he would peel back a tiny bit of the paper wrapping at one
corner to expose a tiny bit of chocolate, and then he would take a tiny nibble—
just enough to allow the lovely sweet taste to spread out slowly over his tongue.
And every time he went by, he would begin to walk very, very slowly, and he
would hold his nose high in the air and take long deep sniffs of the gorgeous
chocolatey smell all around him. Oh, how he loved that smell! And oh, how he
wished he ...
He's a magician with chocolate! He can make anything— anything he wants! Isn't
that a fact, my dears?” The other three old people nodded their heads slowly up
and down, and said, “Absolutely true. Just as true as can be.” And Grandpa Joe ...
“And then again, Grandpa Joe went on, speaking very slowly now so that Charlie
wouldn't miss a word, “Mr. Willy Wonka can make marshmallows that taste of
violets, and rich caramels that change color every ten seconds as you suck them,
Grandpa Joe paused and ran the point of his tongue slowly over his lips. “It
makes my mouth water just thinking about it,” he said. “Mine, too,” said little
Charlie. “But please go on.” While they were talking, Mr. and Mrs. Bucket,
Charlie's mother ...
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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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