Author(s): Roald Dahl
Mr Wonka might be a genius with chocolate, but Charlie and his family don't trust his flying skills one bit. Especially when the thing he's flying is a glass elevator and it's zooming out of control into the stratosphere. But life is never dull with Mr Wonka, and if he gets them into some terrible scrapes, he's sure to be able to get them out...isn't he? Children's Paperback Fiction (B-Format)
Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.