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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While they were talking, Mr. and Mrs. Bucket, Charlie's mother and father, had
come quietly into the room, and now both were standing just inside the door,
listening. "Tell Charlie about that crazy Indian prince," said Grandma Josephine.
"Listen!" whispered Charlie. "Listen, Grandpa! The Oompa-Loompas in the boat
outside are starting to sing!" The voices, one hundred of them singing together,
came loud and clear into the room: "Dear friends, we surely all agree There's ...
"Listen," Mr. Wonka said, "I'm an old man. I'm much older than you think. I can't go
on forever. I've got no children of my own, no family at all. So who is going to run
the factory when I get too old to do it myself? Someone's got to keep it going— ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Shannon.Allen - www.librarything.com
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - howifeelaboutbooks - www.librarything.com
Not my favorite Dahl story but it had been a long time since I read it - maybe college? It’s is a really good, incredibly silly story, and I love it in its pure state. Next up is watching the movies - I’ve never seen them! Read full review
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