Author(s): Roald Dahl
'We are the music makers ...we are the dreamers of dreams'. This new edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory celebrates fifty years of the bestselling and beloved classic. The story of Charlie Bucket, a mysterious, eccentric chocolate factory owner and the golden ticket that transforms his existence is a masterpiece of exuberant invention, nonsense, fantasy and dark morality tale; both delightful and cruel.
Roald Dahl (1916-1990) is one of the most beloved children's writers. Born in Wales of Norwegian parents, he was educated in England before starting work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa and serving as a Royal Air Force pilot during World War II. Among his best-known books are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964), Fantastic Mr Fox (1970) and Matilda (1988). He has also written adult fiction such as macabre short stories and the novel My Uncle Oswald (1979).