Charlie and the Chocolate Factory



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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl

A classic children’s novel about poverty and wealth, humility, kindness and greed. Charlie is an eleven-year-old boy who loves chocolate and lives with his parents and grandparents in a little hut close to a big city. They do not have a lot of money, but Charlie and his family live a happy life until Charlie’s father loses his job. A change of luck is about to come when one day he finds a golden ticket in his favourite chocolate bar, allowing him to visit the fantastic candy factory of Willy Wonka. What he does not know is that he enters a contest that will change his life forever. Do good things come in small packages?

· · 1964

Critical edition

Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Penguin Classics, 2014. 144 pp., ISBN 9780141394589

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  • Addresses current affairs
  • Award-winning
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text
  • Recommended by a federal state: Hesse, Saxony-Anhalt

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