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"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Roald Dahl

Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!

But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!(Amazon)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


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"Holes" by Louis Sachar

Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes: five feet wide and five feet deep. It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.(背表紙)



矯正施設とは名ばかりで、その実態は所長の宝探しのためのキャンプという設定だが、主人公は結果的に肉体的にも精神的にも矯正され成長。友情や昔のロマンスもからめて。"I can fix that."と言って"学校をあちこち修理してくれたSam。Katherineが"My heart is breaking"といったときも"I can fix that". キーワードはonionとpeach。

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「イギリス昔ばなし」Once upon a time in England


イギリス昔ばなし―Once upon a time in England 【講談社英語文庫】

衝撃的だったのは、"The Three Little Pigs"(「三匹の子豚」)。たしか、1番目、2番目の子豚は3番目の子豚の家に逃げ込んで、狼は3番目の子豚の家の暖炉で沸かしたお湯に落っこちて大火傷。そうして三匹は幸せに暮らしましたとさっていう話だったと思う。だけど、今回読んだ本だと、1番目、2番目の子豚は狼に食べられる。3番目の子豚は茹でた狼を林檎、カブと一緒に食べて、そうしてレンガの家の中で幸せに暮らしましたとさっていう話になってた。

"Jack and the Bbeanstalk"(「ジャックとマメの木」)とか、子供のころ親しんだ話がイギリスの昔話だったことに驚いたり。鼻にソーセージがひっつく"The Three Wishes"(「3つの願い」)とか。"Nothing is Stronger Than Me!"は「ネズミの嫁入り」にそっくりだ。講談社英語文庫。

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「小さなスプーンおばさん―Little old Mrs Pepperpot」 by Alf Proysen

Whoever heard of an old woman becoming queen of the crows? Well, with the amazing Mrs Pepperpot anything can happen — and usually does — especially when she can shrink to a few inches high without a moment’s notice. These classic stories about the much-loved Mrs Pepperpot hold a timeless magic for young children everywhere(Amazon).

小さなスプーンおばさん―Little old Mrs Pepperpot【講談社英語文庫】



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"Pippi Longstocking" by Astrid Lindgre

Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson. Whether Pippi’s scrubbing her floors, doing arithmetic, or stirring things up at a fancy tea party, her flair for the outrageous always seems to lead to another adventure.(Amazon)



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