Synopses & Reviews
"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.
Celebrate fifty years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
First published in 1964 with whimsical illustrations by Joseph Schindelman, Roald Dahl s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory became an instant classic. Now this special commemorative edition brings back Schindelman s beloved original illustrations. Perfect for old fans and new fans alike, it s sure to become a treasured family favorite."
What happens when the five luckiest children in the entire world walk through the doors of Willy Wonkas famous, mysterious chocolate factory? What happens when, one by one, the children disobey Mr. Wonkas orders? In Dahls most popular story, the nasty are punished and the good are deliciously, sumptuously rewarded.
Roald Dahl was, quite simply, one of the best-loved children's book authors of all time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity and that of his books—Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, James and the Giant Peach, and Danny the Champion of the World, to name just a few—continues to grow.
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.