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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"I'm Augustus Gloop," he said. "Augustus!" cried Mr. Wonka, seizing his hand and
pumping it up and down with terrific force. "My dear boy, how good to see you!
Delighted! Charmed! Overjoyed to have you with us! And these are your parents?
Just in time, my dear boy! I'm so glad! So happy for you! And this? Your
grandfather? Delighted to meet you, sir! Overjoyed! Enraptured! Enchanted! All
right! Excellent! Is everybody in now? Five children? Yes! Good! Now will you
please follow ...
"Oh dear, oh dear," said Mr. Wonka, "I do hope that no part of him gets left behind.
" "What on earth do you mean? "asked Mr. Teavee sharply. "I don't wish to alarm
you," said Mr. Wonka, "but it does sometimes happen that only about half the ...
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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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