‘Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory’ by Roald Dahl
by Kilmihil Children’s Book Club
Charlie Bucket lives with his family, Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine,
Grandpa George and Grandma Georgina and his mother and father.
They live in a little house and are very poor. His grandparents
are elderly and stay in bed all day long. Charlie’s father
works hard in a toothpaste factory but no matter how hard he
works he never makes enough money to feed his family. They live
on cabbage and cabbage soup, and Charlie is always hungry.
loves chocolate and gets one chocolate bar for his birthday every
year. The great Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is
close to where Charlie lives. Mr. Wonka shut himself off from the
public years before because his workers were selling his new ideas
to rival companies. He makes an announcement that he is opening
his factory to the five lucky people who find a golden ticket in
his chocolate bars.
The lucky winners are Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Mike Teavee
, Violet Beauregarde and Charlie Bucket.
Mr Wonka’s Factory is full of exciting surprises. Charlie
and the children see the Oompa Loompas and all the amazing things
in the factory.
The greedy Augustus falls into a pool of chocolate and
has to be extracted from the pool filter. Violet, is
addicted to chewing
gum and turns blue with Wonka's new chewing gum. Mike Teavee,
a very rude TV addict, is shrunk to TV size, and the
nasty and very
demanding, Veruca Salt is thrown into the garbage chute to be
Charlie, our hero, is the last remaining child and wins
the prize. Mr Wonka wants him and his family to live
with him in the factory
and to take over the factory when he gets old.
This book was enjoyed by the members of the Kilmihil book club.
They liked the humour and thought the story had a good ending.
The hero Charlie was rewarded and the nasty spoiled children all
got what they deserved.
Rating: 8 out of 10.