Charlie Bucket lives with his mother, father, and four grandparents, in an old, run down shack just outside of town. The Bucket family is very poor, and as a result Charlie often goes hungry. This is especially tormenting because he lives near Willy Wonka's Factory, one of the most famous chocolate factories in the world, and the wonderful smell of fresh chocolate is like a siren song to him.
But one day, a marvelous contest is announced. Five lucky children will find a golden ticket inside the wrapper of their chocolate bar, and this wonderful prize will entitle them to a lifetime supply of candy and a personal tour of the Willy Wonka Chocolate factory. When Charlie finds on of the coveted golden tickets it is the start of an amazing adventure.
Roald Dahl's now famous “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” has a wonderfully written tone that no Hollywood production has ever been able to capture. Dahl's words have a lilt and appeal that make them fun, but at the same time the ideas and purpose behind them are reminiscent of Lewis Carrol's “Through the Looking Glass.” Quentin Blake's hand drawn images have a childish, scribbled character to them that perfectly matches Dahl's writing style. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is a classic story that every young child should have the opportunity to read.
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