September 2014 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie_and_The_Chocolate_FactoryOn 13th September, schools across the globe celebrated ‘Roald Dahl Day’, in memory of the wonderful Welsh author. Therefore, this month’s recommended read is the creative and imaginative, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of this book and it has now been turned into a musical at Theatre Royal on Druiry Lane in London! This year, the children took part in a live broadcast on Roald Dahl Day, which included a discussion with author Michael Rosen, and they sketched Willy Wonka along with illustrator Quentin Blake.

Here is the blurb:

Charlie Bucket loves chocolate – and Mr. Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, is opening the gates of his amazing chocolate factory to five lucky children. It’s the prize of a lifetime and all you have to do is find one of the five Golden Tickets. Charlie is the last lucky winner to join Willy Wonka in a tour of his factory – where some amazing surprises, both good and bad, await the children.

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