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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Only once a year, on his birthday, did Charlie Bucket ever get to taste a bit of
chocolate. The whole family saved up their money for that special occasion, and
when the great day arrived, Charlie was always presented with one small
"And then again," Grandpa Joe went on, speaking very slowly now so that
Charlie wouldn't miss a word, "Mr. Willy Wonka can make marshmallows that
taste of violets, and rich caramels that change color every ten seconds as you
suck them, ...
But this revolting boy, of course, Was so unutterably vile, So greedy, foul, and
infantile, He left a most disgusting taste Inside our mouths, and so in haste We
chose a thing that, come what may, Would take the nasty taste away. 'Come on!
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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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