Charlie and the chocolate factory by roald dahl
There are five children in this book:
A greedy boy
A girl who is spoiled by her parents
A girl who chews gum all day long
A boy who does nothing but watch television
Chapter Of Contents
1. Here Comes Charlie 4
2. Mr Willy Wonka's Factory 7
3. Mr Wonka and the Indian Prince 11
4. The Secret Workers 14
5. The Golden Tickets 17
6. The First Two Finders 19
7. Charlie's Birthday 22
8. Two More Golden Tickets Found 25
9. Grandpa Joe Takes a Gamble 28
10. The Family Begins to Starve 31
11. The Miracle 35
12. What It Said on the Golden Ticket 38
13. The Big Day Arrives 42
14. Mr Willy Wonka 45
15. The Chocolate Room 50
16. The Oompa-Loompas 53
17. Augustus Gloop Goes up the Pipe 56
18. Down the Chocolate River 63
19. The Inventing Room — Everlasting Gobstoppers and Hair Toffee 68
20. The Great Gum Machine 71
21. Good-bye Violet 73
22. Along the Corridor 80
23. Square Sweets That Look Round 83
24. Veruca in the Nut Room 85
25. The Great Glass Lift 92
26. The Television-Chocolate Room 97
27. Mike Teavee is Sent by Television 101
28. Only Charlie Left 110
29. The Other Children Go Home 113
30. Charlie's Chocolate Factory 115
31. About the author 119
1. Here Comes Charlie
These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr Bucket. Their
names are Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine.
And these two very old people are the father and mother of Mrs Bucket. Their
names are Grandpa George and Grandma Georgina.
This is Mr Bucket. This is Mrs Bucket.
Mr and Mrs Bucket have a small boy whose name is Charlie.
This is Charlie.
How d'you do? And how d'you do? And how d'you do again? He is pleased to
The whole of this family — the six grown-ups (count them) and little Charlie
Bucket — live together in a small wooden house on the edge of a great town.
The house wasn't nearly large enough for so many people, and life was
extremely uncomfortable for them all. There were only two rooms in the place
altogether, and there was only one bed. The bed was given to the four old
grandparents because they were so old and tired. They were so tired, they
never got out of it.
Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine on this side, Grandpa George and
Grandma Georgina on this side.
Mr and Mrs Bucket and little Charlie Bucket slept in the other room, upon
mattresses on the floor.
In the summertime, this wasn't too bad, but in the winter, freezing cold
draughts blew across the floor all night long, and it was awful.
There wasn't any question of them being able to buy a better house — or
even one more bed to sleep in. They were far too poor for that.
Mr Bucket was the only person in the family with a job. He worked in a
toothpaste factory, where he sat all day long at a bench and screwed the little
caps on to the tops of the tubes of toothpaste after the tubes had been filled.
But a toothpaste cap-screwer is never paid very much money, and poor Mr
Bucket, however hard he worked, and however fast he screwed on the caps,
was never able to make enough to buy one half of the things that so large a
family needed. There wasn't even enough money to buy proper food for them
all. The only meals they could afford were bread and margarine for breakfast,
boiled potatoes and cabbage for lunch, and cabbage soup for supper.
Sundays were a bit better. They all looked forward to Sundays because then,
although they had exactly the same, everyone was allowed a second helping.