Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryBook - 2001 1998
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June 2019 Andrew Luck book club pick.
Children's classic originally published in 1964.
The score for the Broadway adaptation paid homage to many of the songs from the 1971 film and included "Candy Man" and "Pure Imagination."
ArapahoeAmanda Sep 27, 2018
Charlie and the Chocolate Factor
This book is wildly imaginative, creating a world a child could only dream of: touring and tasting in a chocolate factory! But only 5 children are allowed in, and only 1 can win the best prize of all... the entire chocolate factory.
From the critics
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sarahbru17 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages
orange_falcon_212 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 14
green_turtle_1242 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 11
QuotesAdd a Quote
" 5 golden ticket winners will be allowed to enter my Great chocolate factory"
''I have something very important to talk to you about, my dear Charlie.''
“Everything in this room is eatable. Even I'm eatable! But that is called cannibalism, my dear children, and which is frowned upon in most society.”
“Mr Willy Wonka can make marshmallows that taste of violets, and rich caramels that change colour every ten seconds as you suck them, and little feathery sweets that melt away deliciously the moment you put them between your lips. He can make chewing-gum that never loses its taste, and sugar balloons that you can blow up to enormous sizes before you pop them with a pin and gobble them up. And, by a most secret method, he can make lovely blue birds' eggs with black spots on them, and when you put one of these in your mouth, it gradually gets smaller and smaller until suddenly there is nothing left except a tiny little DARKRED sugary baby bird sitting on the tip of your tongue.”
“But there was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.”
“Of course they're real people. They're Oompa-Loompas...Imported direct from Loompaland...And oh what a terrible country it is! Nothing but thick jungles infested by the most dangerous beasts in the world - hornswogglers and snozzwangers and those terrible wicked whangdoodles. A whangdoodle would eat ten Oompa-Loompas for breakfast and come galloping back for a second helping.”
“Whipped cream isn't whipped cream at all if it hasnt been whipped with whips, just like poached eggs isn't poached eggs unless it's been stolen in the dead of the night.”
SummaryAdd a Summary
Charlie is very poor. His dad works at a toothpaste factory only putting the caps on all day. Mr. Willy Wonka is giving 5 Golden tickets found in chocolate bars. One day Charlie...
Charlie Bucket finds the last Golden Ticket and goes inside Wonka's magical factory for a fantastic tour.
Charlie bucket is the child of a poor
family and she wanted to try to find a
golden ticket later she found a
dollar bill in the snow and bought 2
Charlie was from a poor family and won a ticket and then won the Wonka Factory
The story centers around an average and poor boy named Charlie Bucket, who lives in extreme poverty with his extended family, and his adventures inside the chocolate factory of Willy Wonka. Years prior to the beginning of the story, Willy Wonka opened the largest chocolate factory in the world, but spies stole his recipes, so he eventually closed the factory to the public. Then the factory began to run again while still closed to the public with the aid of 'mystery workers' and it had been running that way for the past ten years. Then one day Mr. Wonka decided to allow five children to visit the factory. Each child will win a lifetime supply of chocolate after the factory tour. The children have to find one of the five golden tickets hidden inside the wrapping paper of random Wonka bars. The hunt for the tickets turns into a world-wide mania, with each ticket find a media sensation and its finder an instant celebrity. Augustus Gloop (a boy who eats constantly), Veruca Salt (a girl who is spoiled), Violet Beauregarde (a girl who chews gum all day), Mike Teavee (a boy who is addicted to television), and Charlie Bucket win the tickets and visit the factory.
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