Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Written by Roald Dahl

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A book that requires no introduction as it is probably Dahl’s best-known and most read creation and deservedly so. The secretive and magical world of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory is revealed to five ‘lucky’ children, each of who has won a golden ticket. However each child gets their comeuppance in some way, except Charlie of course. Brilliant.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Heart of gold, poor as a gutter-rat. Charlie Bucket finds a lucky ticket, wins a character contest, becomes heir to Mr Willy Wonka's fantastic Chocolate Factory - so saving his destitute family from starvation and giving them some fun. Enormously popular.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Mr Wonka's inventions are out of this world. He's thought up every kind of sweet imaginable in his amazing chocolate factory, but no one has ever seen inside, or met Mr Wonka! Charlie can't believe his luck when he finds a golden ticket and wins the trip of a lifetime around the famous factory.


The ultimate children's story ever David Walliams

About the Author

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents – the child of a second marriage. His father and elder sister died when Roald was just three. His mother was left to raise two stepchildren and her own four children. Roald was her only son.

He had an unhappy time at school - at Llandaff Cathedral School, at St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare and then at Repton in Derbyshire.

Dahl’s unhappy time at school was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was “this business of remembering what it was like to be young”. Roald’s childhood and schooldays are the subject of his autobiography Boy.

Since Roald Dahl’s death, his books have more than maintained their popularity. Total sales of the UK editions are around 37 million, with more than 1 million copies sold every year! Sales have grown particularly strongly in America where Dahl books are now achieving the bestselling status that curiously proved elusive during the author’s lifetime.

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Paperback (b Format)
208 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

5th April 2001




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