Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl (Author) Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Just like every other kid in the world, chocolate-lover Charlie Bucket has been searching for his very own Golden Ticket into Willy Wonka's factory, but Charlie comes from a very poor family and chocolate is a treat reserved for birthdays and other special occasions. As tickets begin turning up around the world, Charlie realises his chances of finding one are dwindling. But then he finds a dollar on the street and decides to try his luck just one last time...
Recognition: Books I Loved Best Yearly (BILBY) Awards for Best Read-Aloud Children's Novel(1992); North Dakota Children's Choice Award (1985)