Roald Dahl, 1916-1990, war Mitarbeiter der Shell Company in Ostafrika, im Zweiten Weltkrieg Pilot bei der Royal Air Force. Er schrieb folgende Kinderbücher: «Danny oder Die Fasanenjagd» (rotfuchs 315); «Der Zauberfinger» (rotfuchs 422); «James und der Riesenpfirsich» (rotfuchs 858); «Sophiechen und der Riese» (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, rotfuchs 582); «Hexen hexen» (rotfuchs 587); «Die Zwicks stehen kopf» (rotfuchs 609); «Der fantastische Mr. Fox» (rotfuchs 615); «Matilda» (rotfuchs 855); «Ottos Geheimnis», 1991; «Das Konrädchen bei den Klitzekleinen», 1992; «Die Giraffe, der Peli und ich»; «Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik» (rotfuchs 778); u. a.
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Roald Dahl, 1916 - 1990; war Mitarbeiter der Shell Company in Ostafrika, im Zweiten Weltkrieg Pilot bei der Royal Air Force. Er schrieb folgende Kinderbücher: «Das riesengroße Krokodil», 1978; «Der fantastische Mr. Fox» (rotfuchs 615); «Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik» (rotfuchs 778); «Danny oder Die Fasanenjagd» (rotfuchs 315); «Der Zauberfinger» (rotfuchs 422); «Sophiechen und der Riese» (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, rotfuchs 582); «Das Wundermittel», 1982; «Matilda», 1989 (rotfuchs 855/Dezember 1996); «Hexen hexen» (rotfuchs 587); «Das Konrädchen hei den Klitzekleinen», 1992; «Die Giraffe, der Peli und ich», 1993; «Sophiechen und der Riese, Theaterstücke für Kinder» (rotfuchs 798), u. a.
This book is fantastic it is about a very poor boy named Charlie Bucket. He always goes to school with out a jacket because they don't have money to buy Charlie things. The setting of the book is an unnamed city; small wooden house on the edge of a great city,a fabled chocolate factory. The conflict is five children who have found golden tickets compete to see who will take over Mr. Wonka's chocolate factory. It all started when the newpaper announces that the Wonka chocolate factory will hide five golden tickets in the Wonka chocolate bars. Charlie desperately hopes he will find a golden ticket. The problem is that each year he gets a chocolate on his birthday, and he doesn't have money to buy one. Charlie father loses his job and the poor family is on brink of starvation. Charlie finds a dollar bill on the street, and before he tells his mother, he goes to buy two chocolate bars. One of the bars contains the fifth golden ticket. Charlie and his Grandpa Joe go to the Wonka Chocolate Factory. When the are finally there Mr. Wonka tells everybody to be careful,and not touch any thing from the factory. Then Augustus Gloop falls into the hot chocolate river while attempting to drink it, and gets sucked up by one of the pipes. Veruca Salt is determined to be a bad nut by nut judging squirrels who throw her out with the trash. Violet Beauregarde grabs an experimental piece of gum and chew herself into a giant blueberry. She is removed from the factory. Mike Teavee shrinks himself and his father has to carry him out in his breast pocket. So Charlie is the only one that is left in the factory. Mr. Wonka tries to find a person that would keep the chocolate factory. Mr. Wonka decided to give away his factory because he is too old. Then he decides that Charlie is the one who will run the factory exactly the way he has always run it. Finally Mr. Wonka congrarulates him for winning the entire factory for himself and his family.
Picking right up where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory left off, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator continues the adventures of Charlie Bucket, his family, and Willy Wonka, the eccentric candy maker. As the book begins, our heroes are shooting into the sky in a glass elevator, headed for destinations unknown. What follows is exactly the kind of high-spirited magical madness and mayhem we've all come to expect from Willy Wonka and his creator Roald Dahl. The American space race gets a send-up, as does the President, and Charlie's family gets a second chance at childhood. Throw in the Vermicious Knids, Gnoolies, and Minusland and we once again witness pure genius.