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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The river of chocolate was flowing very fast inside the pipe, and the Oompa-
Loompas were all rowing like crazy, and the boat was rocketing along at a furious
... down in the back of the boat and calling to the rowers to row faster and faster
"Faster!" cried Mr. Wonka, banging the wall of the elevator with his hand. "Faster!
Faster! If we don't go any faster than this, we shall never get through!" "Through
what?" shouted Grandpa Joe. "What have we got to get through?" "Ah-ha!
The elevator rushed on, going up and up and up, faster and faster and faster. . . .
The suddenly, CRASH! — and the most tremendous noise of splintering wood
and broken tiles came from directly above their heads, and Grandpa Joe shouted
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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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