Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake - donkeytime.orgSign in. Watch now. Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror. A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Cancel anytime. A little magic can take you a long way. After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends - Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!
Roald Dahl Author Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. Quentin Blake Illustrator Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. In he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in he was knighted for services to illustration. He's the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world.
Peter Ostrom is Charlie, the son of a widowed, overworked washerwoman living in poverty with bedridden grandparents in a hovel right out of a Dickens novel. It sounds miserable but there is plenty of love and cheer in the house, which gives Charlie room to hope that he can win one of the Golden Tickets that would usher him into the fabled candy kingdom that stands out of this grimy city that exists somewhere between the modern world and a 19 th century factory town. The pure imagination of the world inside the factory is an escape from the dreary reality of soot-covered town, and by extension the taste of a Wonka bar is a little piece of paradise. The fizzy pop that makes Charlie and granddad float like a bubble also sends them up into the rotating blades of a vent, and that Three-Course-Dinner-Gum has a doozy of a side effect: it plumps up little gum-smacking Violet Beauregarde into a roly-poly human blueberry when she gets to dessert. In this case you really are what you eat. Or at least what you chew.
People diary: Oops Welcome to the murky world of book covers. Roald Dahl on the death of his daughter. Premier League stars choose best reads. Why not just get Rolf Harris to design the next one? While Charlie is a thoughtful and sweet-natured little boy, the other golden ticket holders are monstrous creations whose every whim is indulged by their useless parents. The cover photograph was taken from a French magazine fashion shoot by the photographers Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello, entitled Mommie Dearest.