Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Lost in Adaptation ~ The Dom
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Look Inside. Jul 03, Minutes Middle Grade Buy. Jul 03, Minutes Middle Grade Now a Broadway musical! 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!
The story features the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka. Knopf, Inc. Dahl had also planned to write a third book in the series but never finished it. The story was originally inspired by Roald Dahl's experience of chocolate companies during his schooldays. Cadbury would often send test packages to the schoolchildren in exchange for their opinions on the new products.
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Charlie Bucket can't believe his luck when he finds the last of the five Golden Tickets under the wrapper of a Wonka chocolate bar, and wins the chance of a lifetime: a magical day inside Wonka's mysterious factory, witnessing the miraculous creation of the most delectable eatables ever made. The thing is, nobody has seen Wonka or been inside his factory for 15 years, so neither Charlie, nor the other four ticket holders, has any idea what surprises the factory will contain There are two films made out of this book: one is a musical adaptation under the title Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory , starring Gene Wilder as Wonka and released in , and the other produced under the same title as the book, with Freddie Highmore as Charlie and Johnny Depp as Wonka, released in Both films have significant plot differences from the book. A great read, full of fun. The spoilt kids get what they deserve, but the hero, Charlie, is the poor kid, with no money whatsoever.
He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D. 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. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?