Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children’s book by British author Roald Dahl. The story features the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. in 1964 and in the United Kingdom by George Allen & Unwin, later that same year. The book has been adapted into two major motion pictures: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in 1971, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2005. The book’s sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator was written by Roald Dahl in 1971 and published in 1972. Dahl had also planned to write a third book in the series but never finished it.
the story is about a boy named charlie who belongs to a very poor family. he loves to eat chocolates, but due to the poor condition of the family, he only gets to have it on his birthday. he loves to have the willy Wonka chocolate bar, but it’s too costly for him to buy.
one day, the willy Wonka chocolate factory announces to give five golden tickets, and these golden tickets are hidden inside any chocolate bars in the world. and those who gets it are allowed to visit the factory.
this whole book tells us how charlie struggles to get the ticket. this also tells us the adventure of charlie, the greedy and gluttonous Augustus Gloop from Düsseldorf, the spoiled and rotten Veruca Salt from Buckinghamshire, the competitive and boastful Violet Beauregarde from Atlanta, and the arrogant and aggressive Mike Teavee from Denver (the five lucky winners of the golden ticket)in the factory full of chocolate rivers,chocolate fountain, tree full of toffees and candies, with the garden filled with liquorice of all sorts,Sherbet dabs,and peanut brittle. the story also gets interesting to the readers when they get to know about the winner’s guide the very own willy Wonka, who is very good with his humor.He bewilders the other characters with his antics, but Charlie enjoys Wonka’s behavior.
I would like to rate this book 4/5 for it utmost good humor and the way Roald Dhal has written it with great perfection which takes the readers imagination to the chocolate factory and makes us all believe we are a part of it and for the greatest reason it is being loved by everyone is because who does not love chocolates? well…everyone loves it!!!.