Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Dahl, Roald
Roald Dahl
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory -- Roald Dahl - Paperback


Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last

But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life

Rich in humor, acutely observant, Dahl lets his imagination rip in fairyland. --The New York Times

Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Published: 04/12/2004
Pages: 155
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.28lbs
Size: 7.06h x 5.10w x 0.49d
ISBN: 9780142401088
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.8
Point Value: 5
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 20 / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Review Citation(s):
Entertainment Weekly 07/29/2005 pg. 74

About the Author
Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children's stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com
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