Synopses & Reviews
The gates of Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory are opening at last and only five children will be allowed inside. Roald Dahl is one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, and his books have been children's favorites for generations. Puffin is proud to offer a strong new look for nine of our classic Roald Dahl titles. The distinctive cover treatment, with new art by Quentin Blake, will make these books easily recognizable. In addition, Quentin Blake's funny, quirky illustrations now appear in all of the books. So turn the page and you'll be sure to have a "Dahl-ectable" summer!
"The children have waited eagerly for the gates of Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory to open. The problem is only five children will be let inside. This is a dream come true for Charlie Bucket when he finds his winning ticket in a candy bar he buys, especially since Charlie's family is very poor and he can only have one candy bar per year. It is an amusing tale that has been entertaining kids for more than three decades." Children's Literature
"Candy for life and a tour of Willie Wonka's top-secret chocolate factory was the prize for buying a candy bar containing a Golden Ticket. Here is the exciting, hilarious, and moral story of the five prizewinners. They were, alas, repulsive children, with the exception of Charlie Bucket, whose family was so poor he could only have one candy bar a year. Rich in humor, acutely observant, Dahl lets his imagination rip in fairyland." The New York Times
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.
The gates of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory are opening at last . . . and only five children will be allowed inside.
About the Author
Roald Dahl is, quite simply, one of the best-loved childrens book authors of all time. He died in 1990 in Oxford, England, at the age of 74.
Quentin Blake has illustrated most of Roald Dahls childrens books. The Childrens Laureate of the United Kingdom, he teaches illustration at the Royal College of Art in London.