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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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1 - Here Comes Charlie
2 - Mr. Willy Wonka's Factory
3 - Mr. Wonka and the Indian Prince
4 - The Secret Workers
5 - The Golden Tickets
6 - The First Two Finders
7 - Charlie's Birthday
8 - Two More Golden Tickets Found
9 - Grandpa Joe Takes a Gamble
10 - The Family Begins to Starve
11 - The Miracle
12 - What It Said on the Golden Ticket
13 - The Big Day Arrives
14 - Mr. Willy Wonka
15 - The Chocolate Room
16 - The Oompa Loompas
17 - Augustus Gloop Goes up the Pipe
18 - Down the Chocolate River
19 - The Inventing Room - Everlasting Gobstoppers and Hair Toffee
20 - The Great Gum Machine
21 - Good-by Violet
22 - Along the Corridor
23 - Square Candies that Look Round
24 - Veruca in the Nut Room
25 - The Great Glass Elevator
26 - The Television-Chocolate Room
27 - Mike Teavee is Sent by Television
28 - Only Charlie Left
29 - The Other Children Go Home
30 - Charlie's Chocolate Factory
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Text copyright © 1964 by Roald Dahl
For Theo
These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr Bucket.
May contain spoilers
'Oh, you just wait and see!'
Comments may contain spoilers
I've enjoyed the movie (the original) for a long time so I had to read the book eventually.
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Added: 31-Jan-2015
Last Updated: 27-Apr-2022


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"I think I'll just one more of those candy bars.  The same kind as before, please."

"Why not?" the fat shopkeeper said, reaching behind him again and taking another Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight from the shelf.  He laid it on the counter.

Charlie picked it up and tore off the wrapper... and suddenly... from underneath the wrapper... there came a brilliant flash of gold.

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AUGUSTUS GLOOP eats himself sick.

VERUCA SALT is a spoiled brat.

VIOLET NEAUREGARDE chews gum day and night.

MIKE TEAVEE is a television fiend.

CHARLIE BUCKET, Our Hero, is brave and true and very, very hungry.

What do these five have in common?  Why, they're the lickiest children in the entire world: they've each won a chance to enter Willy Wonka's famous, mysterious chocolate factory.

What happens when the big doors swing open to reveal Mr. Wonka's secrets?  What happens when they come upon the tiny factory workers who sing in rhyme?  What happens when, one by one, the children disobey Mr. Wonka's orders?  On Roald Dahl's most popular story for children, the nasty are punished and the good are deliciously, sumptuously rewarded.

Includes an interview with Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl, born in 1916 in Wales, spent his childhood in England and later worked in Africa.  When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot.  After a war injury, he moved to Washington D.C., and there he began to write.  His first short story was published by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and distinguished career.

Roald Dahl became, quite simply, one of the best-loved children's book authors on all time.  Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity and that of his many books - Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, James and the Giant Peach, Danny the Champion of the World, to name just a few - continues to grow.

Quentin Blake has illustrated most of Roald Dahl's children's books as well as many others.  The first Children's Laureate of the United Kingdom, Quentin Blake lives in London and teaches illustration at the Royal College of Art.
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Roald Dahl  
Birth: 13 Sep 1916 Llandaff, Wales, UK
Death: 23 Nov 1990 Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK


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