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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And when the tub was nearly full, Mr. Wonka pressed another button, and
immediately the runny stuff stopped running out of the tubes, the rumbling sound
disappeared, and a whizzing whirring noise took its place; and then a giant
... the button. "Whoopee\" shouted Mike Teavee. "That's for me!" He stuck out his
thumb and pressed the button. Instantly, there was a tremendous whizzing noise.
The doors clanged « 120>. shut and the elevator leaped away as though it had.
Now then! The very first time I saw ordinary television working, I was struck by a
tremendous idea. 'Look here!'I shouted, 'if these people can break up ^
photograph into millions of pieces and send the pieces whizzing through the air
and then ...
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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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