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Can I invent a new character for Charlie and the Chocolate factory?

When Roald Dahl was writing Charlie and the chocolate factory, he originally had 6 ticket winners. The other character was called Miranda Mary Piker. Read more about this character by clicking on the weblink below.

In this lesson, I would like you to invent your own character who could be a lucky golden ticket winner in Charlie and the chocolate factory. Start by thinking about a name for your character. You could use one of the ideas from the chart below.
Now brainstorm a few ideas about the habits, personality and the appearance of your character. Draw a picture of him or her and add your ideas to the planning sheet saved below.

Finally, write a short scene for the book to introduce your character. Try to show what their personality is like by describing the things they do and say. 


Success criteria 

  • Describe the character showing what their appearance and personality is like.
  • Use adjectives, similes and powerful verbs.
  • Use direct speech with inverted commas.