For Charlie Bucket, life isn’t very easy. He and his mother and father live in a very small house with Charlie’s four grandparents who all share one bed between them. There isn’t much to eat besides cabbage soup and not even very much of that. What Charlie really longs for, is chocolate and not just any chocolate but Willy Wonka’s chocolate, made in the chocolate factory Charlie can almost see from his house.
Mr Wonka is a mystery, a conundrum, one day he was there and the next day he suddenly vanished and nobody has been into his factory or cast eyes upon him ever since. Now Mr Wonka has offered five lucky children the chance to step inside the factory, five Golden Tickets hidden inside five bars of chocolate. All Charlie needs is one tiny, near-impossible stroke of luck.
Penguin Books Ltd