Charlie and the Chocolate factory is one of the most popular books published in 1964 by the much beloved British novelist, Roald Dahl. Known for his unconventional way of writing children’s books, Dahl’s works have been wildly popular as they are written from a child’s perspective.
The book is about the story of a boy named Charlie, who lives with his parents and grandparents in a small house. They are very poor and cannot afford much, which leaves Charlie always hungry. Charlie is given one bar of chocolate by his parents on his birthday every year. One year through a stroke of luck, Charlie wins a lucky ticket – the prize of which is a trip to the Chocolate factory. The surprises and adventures at the Chocolate factory is what the story is about. The story has a classic happy ending with the good being rewarded and the naughty being punished.
The book is such a flight into fantasy and a delightful imaginative read for children that it was made into a movie in 2005, directed by Tim Burton. In fact, JK Rowling- the author of the famous Harry Potter series named this book as one of the top 10 books every child must read!
A classic read, put this book on your child’s reading list for this summer.