Charlie lives in poverty with his parents and grandparents, existing on cabbage soup, until he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime--the chance to visit Willy Wonka's secret, magical chocolate factory.
This classic book tells a story about a sincere, good person in a unique situation in a world full of selfish people. Like many of this author's characters, the child is the true hero, even when adults are behaving badly. The moralizing against laziness and greed is tempered with playfulness and humor. As an extra bonus, the book is teeming with great vocabulary words, particularly in the strings of synonyms when the exuberant Mr. Wonka speaks.
Mr. Wonka is the most amazing, the most fantastic, the most extraordinary chocolate maker the world has ever seen!"
In this sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the book begins with the understanding that Mr. Wonka will be giving his factory to Charlie. Charlie's entire family is welcome to live in the factory, including his four grandparents--three of whom have not gotten out of bed for many years. An accident sends the factory's elevator and everyone in it into outer space. Mr. Wonka, Charlie, and his family must deal with space creatures, the U.S. government, and each other.
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
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