Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Puffin, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 39 pages
A brand-new picture book features a revised text and full-color movie art throughout, capturing all the chocolatey goodness of the film and making the author's classic text accessible to even the youngest readers. Original.

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I read this book to my youngest son, and we both really enjoyed it. The first part is so exciting with the anticipation of when Charlie will get his Golden Ticket. Having seen the movie - the original ... Read full review

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The classic story of an impoverished but generous boy who receives the golden ticket to a candy factory, owned and operated by the charismatic yet mysterious Willy Wonka. I was entranced by the ... Read full review

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Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children's stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com


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