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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But a toothpaste cap-screwer is never paid very much money, and poor Mr.
Bucket, however hard he worked, and however fast he screwed on the caps, was
never able to make enough to buy one-half of the things that so large a family ...
The one thing he longed for more than anything else was . . . CHO.COLATE.
Walking to school in the mornings, Charlie could see great slabs of chocolate
piled up high in the shop windows, and he would stop and stare and press his
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 ...
For they loved this little boy. He was the only bright thing in their lives, and his
evening visits were something that they looked forward to all day long. Often,
Charlie's mother and father would come in as well, and stand by the door,
listening to ...
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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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