The Book That Made Me: Nicola Davies 15/05/19
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Every day, Charlie Bucket walks past Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory, with its heavenly smells wafting out. When the eccentric chocolatier Mr Willy Wonka announces that there are five Golden Tickets to be won, and the prize is a visit to his wonderful factory itself, children everywhere rush to buy his products - but Charlie's family are very poor and can only afford to buy him one bar of Wonka's chocolate each year on his birthday. He never dreams he'll have the chance to see the inside of the factory for himself - but then his dreams unexpectedly comes true.
Soon Charlie, his Grandpa Jo and his fellow winners are setting out on a magical tour of the factory, where a whole host of extraordinary inventions and a river of melted chocolate await them. But what else is in store for Charlie and the other children when they enter Wonka's chocolate factory?
Roald Dahl's wicked sense of humour is perfectly in evidence in this marvellously imaginative classic story, which has been loved by generations of children.