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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald…

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1975)

by Roald Dahl, Faith Jacques

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Series: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1)

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This book is about a little boy named Charlie who is poor.He lives with his parents and grandparents in a very small house.Charlie lives down the street from a chocolate factory.This factory has been closed for awhile. Charlies grandpa told him stories of when he worked at this factory and how wonderful it was.The factory closed down because of spies that worked there.Charlie like most kids his age loves chocolate. Well one day Charlie's dad comes in with the news that Mr. Wonka will be opening up his factory to five lucky children who can find Golden Tickets in Wonka chocolate bars.Charlie gets lucky and finds the very last ticket. Finding this ticket would ultimatly change charlie and his families life.

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I loved reading this book in grade school. I love that they made this into a movie as well.

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1.The kids could make their own Golden Tickets
2.The kids could also write a letter to different candy companies letting them know how much they love their products. ( )
  christyb2020 | Oct 27, 2014 |
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory should be considered an all time American classic. Charlie is living in a factory town in England with his family in a little brittle house living over the town. Charlie is considered poor in this book. He is given a chocolate with a Golden ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Charlie and others kids along with there guardians take a tour of the factory and get into mishaps in the factory. While Willy Wonka plays along with it. This book is a must read for any kid in Elementary school. This is a all time classic that cannot be passed up. This book needs to be included i every elementary teachers library.
This is a Fantasy. ( )
  Patrick-Shea14 | Oct 24, 2014 |
Some books you like more and more as you get older; this one I like less. It is a book only for little children. ( )
  MattPearson | Oct 20, 2014 |
I can't think of the words to describe how magical this book is. Magical and fantastically creepy. So I'm not even going to try. But if you have children you MUST read this book to them, or have them read it. You will not regret it. ( )
  humblewomble | Oct 19, 2014 |
Fantastic book for kids! So imaginative and creative. Easy read that children will find delightful!

Roald Dahl is always brilliant! His stories and rhymes are fun and entertaining! Some of my all time favorites!! Such a great way to entertain children and get them interested in reading! ( )
  grapeapril75 | Oct 18, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Roald Dahlprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jacques, Faithmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Blake, QuentinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Freezer, HarriëtTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Idle, EricNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schindelman, JosephIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr Bucket.
'Whips!’ cried Veruca Salt. ‘What on earth do you use whips for?’

‘For whipping cream, of course,’ said Mr Wonka. ‘How can you whip cream without whips? Whipped cream isn’t whipped cream at all unless it’s been whipped with whips. Just as a poached egg isn’t a poached egg unless it’s been stolen from the woods in the dead of night!'
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0142410314, Paperback)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, along with Roald Dahl's other tales for younger readers, make him a true star of children's literature. Dahl seems to know just how far to go with his oddball fantasies; in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for example, nasty Violet Beauregarde blows up into a blueberry from sneaking forbidden chewing gum, and bratty Augustus Gloop is carried away on the river of chocolate he wouldn't resist. In fact, all manner of disasters can happen to the most obnoxiously deserving of children because Dahl portrays each incident with such resourcefulness and humor.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a singular delight, crammed with mad fantasy, childhood justice and revenge, and as much candy as you can eat. The book is also available in Spanish (Charlie y la Fabrica de Chocolate). (The suggested age range for this book is 9-12, but nobody this reviewer has met can resist it, including New York City bellhops, flight attendants, and grumpy teenagers.)

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Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.

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Nine editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140311254, 0141322713, 0141329858, 0141332123, 014133102X, 0141333162, 0143106333, 0141328878, 0141346450

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