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.
Darkly humorous, slightly creepy, and ultimately the tale of a nice guy who just might finish first, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is one of the prolific Roald Dahl's most popular works. Life changes for a poor but kindhearted boy named Charlie Bucket when he manages to win one of five golden tickets that allows him and a guest of his choice to tour the chocolate factory of an eccentric and reclusive candy inventor named Willy Wonka. On the big day, Charlie and the other visitors are warned to obey all of Mr. Wonka's strict, but rather strange, rules for behavior. What will happen if they disobey? And why has Mr. Wonka allowed them to tour his factory in the first place? Illustrated with B&W drawings, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY introduces readers to such unforgettable characters as the hardworking Oompa-Loompas, the extremely spoiled Veruca Salt, and, as readers will soon discover, the aptly named Violet Beauregarde.
- Juvenile Nonfiction, Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
- Humorous Stories, Social Issues / General, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Humorous Fiction
- 9-12 years
- August 16, 2007
- Roald Dahl
- Quentin Blake