Spotty Powder and Other Splendiferous Secrets (Pocket Money Puffin)

Spotty Powder and Other Splendiferous Secrets (Pocket Money Puffin)

Roald Dahl

Language: English

Pages: 37

ISBN: 0141330406

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This is a treasure trove of Dahl! Amazing facts - some funny, some silly - and an original chapter from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" make this a splendiferous, surprising and delicious treat from the wonderful world of Roald Dahl!

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included lots of very naughty characters. In a very early draft of the story, as many as ten children are lucky Golden Ticket finders who each win a tour of Mr Wonka’s Chocolate Factory: Augustus Pottle who falls in the chocolate river Miranda Grope who also falls in after him Wilbur Rice and Tommy Troutbeck who climb in wagons running from the vanilla fudge mountain and end up in the Pounding and Cutting Room Violet Strabismus who turns purple after chewing the three course-meal gum

February ‘Only once have I discovered a new molehill in our orchard in the month of February. I love seeing molehills because they tell me that only a few inches below the surface some charming and harmless little fellow is living his own private busy life scurrying up and down his tunnels hunting for food … ‘Do you know anything about moles? They are remarkable animals. They are shy and gentle and their fur coats are softer than velvet. They are so shy that you will seldom see one on the

circles. ‘What’s happening to them? What have you got down there, you dreadful beast?’ ‘Oh nothing much,’ Mr Wonka answered. ‘Just a lot of cogs and wheels and chains and things like that, all going round and round and round.’ ‘You villain!’ she screamed. ‘I know your tricks! You’re grinding them into powder! In two minutes my darling Miranda will come pouring out of one of those dreadful pipes, and so will my husband!’ ‘Of course,’ said Mr Wonka. ‘That’s part of the recipe.’ ‘It’s what!’

Whipped-cream Walnut … meagre pickings when you compare it with the splendid array of different chocolate bars that you see on display today. ‘Consequently, in those days we small boys and girls were much more inclined to spend our money either on sweets and toffees or on some of the many very cheap and fairly disgusting things … sherbet-suckers and gobstoppers and liquorice bootlaces and aniseed balls, and we did not mind that the liquorice was made from rat’s blood and the sherbet from

were no commercial aeroplanes in those days, so the journey was a splendid expedition. It took four days to get there, and four days to get back again! The sea crossing from Newcastle to Oslo lasted two days and a night – and Roald was generally seasick. Finally, they would reach what Roald Dahl called ‘the magic island’, the island of Tjøme in a Norwegian fjord. The family would swim and sunbathe, mess about in rock pools, and go fishing. When Roald was seven, his mother acquired a motor boat

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