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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All about him black metal pots were boiling and bubbling on huge stoves, and
kettles were hissing and pans were sizzling, and strange iron machines were
clanking and spluttering, and there were pipes running all over the ceiling and
"It would suit you very well," said Mr. Wonka, "but unfortunately the mixture is not
quite right yet. I've got it too strong. It works too well. I tried it on an Oompa- «<90t
» Loompa yesterday in the Testing Room and immediately a huge.
And now there came a sort of sucking noise, and very quickly all the blue frothy
mixture in the huge basin was sucked back into the stomach of the machine.
There was a moment of silence. Then a few queer rumblings were heard.
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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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