Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Puffin Books, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 155 pages
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way, in the beloved story that includes movie stills from the upcoming film starring Johnny Depp. Original.

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Dahl, R., & Hodge, D. (2016). Charlie and the chocolate factory. Puffin Books.
Summary: When five children win a chance to go into a mysterious candy factory everyone wonders what they will see. This
journey will have lots of ups and downs and will also change the life of one of the five children.
Rational, connection and recommendation: I picked this book because it was one of my fiancÚ’s favorites when he was growing up. I connected with this book because I love sweets, and the colorful imagery just brings everything to life. I would recommend this book because it is a fun and intriguing read that can really peak a child’s interest.
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Contents

Here Comes Charlie
1
Mr Willy Wonkas Factory
8
Mr Wonka and the Indian Prince
12
Copyright

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Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

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