Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Publisher: Alfred F.Knopf, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1964
Illustrator: Joseph Schindelman
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Dust jacket missing chips from both ends of the spine. Also a sealed tear on the front. Smudges, too.Price is un-clipped ($3.95) Early print with the oompa loompa illustration, and pygmies. Binding is solid. Page edges soiled. Dust jacket now in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 003140
Synopsis: Celebrate fifty years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
First published in 1964 with whimsical illustrations by Joseph Schindelman, Roald Dahl?s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory became an instant classic. Now this special commemorative edition brings back Schindelman?s beloved original illustrations. Perfect for old fans and new fans alike, it?s sure to become a treasured family favorite.
Review: For the first time in a decade, Willy Wonka, the reclusive and eccentric chocolate maker, is opening his doors to the public--well, five members of the public to be exact. The lucky five who find a Golden Ticket in their Wonka chocolate bars will receive a private tour of the factory, given by Mr. Wonka himself. For young Charlie Bucket, this a dream come true. And, when he finds a dollar bill in the street, he can't help but buy two Wonka's Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delights--even though his impoverished family could certainly use the extra dollar for food. But as Charlie unwraps the second chocolate bar, he sees the glimmer of gold just under the wrapper! The very next day, Charlie, along with his unworthy fellow winners Mike Teavee, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, and Augustus Gloop, steps through the factory gates to discover whether or not the rumors surrounding the Chocolate Factory and its mysterious owner are true. What they find is that the gossip can't compare to the extraordinary truth, and for Charlie, life will never be the same again. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, another unforgettable masterpiece from the legendary Roald Dahl, never fails to delight, thrill, and utterly captivate. (Ages 9 to 12)
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