Charlie and the chocolate factory is an internationally renowned book for children by Roald Dahl. It was first published in 1964 in USA and later published in 1967 in UK. Alfred A. Knoff was the first publisher of this book. Dahl has been widely acclaimed for his portrayal of children and their ability of acting as adults. This book captures the adventures of Charlie bucket, who is a poor kid living with his family. Charlie is one of the five kids who gets a golden ticket inside the company, 'Wonka chocolate' owned by Willy Wonka. Those five kids get an entry inside the Wonka factory. Charlie visits the factory along with his grandfather and gets to experience a lot of adventures inside. The other four kids are later eliminated through hilarious, but painful ways. Will Charlie survive the test? Will he be able to see everything that is to be seen? Readers get a taste of an unusual relationship between a shrewd businessman and a kind kid. In the end, the truth about Wonka is revealed. Why did he host such a competition among kids? The book has all the answers.
Dahl was inspired by his own experiences with chocolate companies. At the time when he was in Britain, famous chocolate companies used to send gift boxes to kids in order to complete surveys and win over the market competition. The sweet world of chocolates and the politics that goes in its manufacture is depicted humorously by Dahl through poignant characters. This book was later adapted into feature films as well as documentaries. The movies were very well received by the audience. Kids between the ages of seven to eleven will enjoy this book.About the author
Roald Dahl was a British writer. He was known for his novels, short stories and children’s books. His books sold over hundreds of millions of copies across the globe.
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