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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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    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl (gilberts)
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    Bubblegum Tree by Alexander McCall Smith (bookel)
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    The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (elenchus)
    elenchus: Both The Mysterious Benedict Society and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory feature children more capable than either their peers or they themselves give credit, and adults who could learn from them. I find in Dahl an undercurrent of misanthropy, which Stewart counters without becoming precious.… (more)
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    The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling (infiniteletters)
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    Wonders, Inc. by Crawford Kilian (bookel)
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    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein (cransell)
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    The Ballad of a Slow Poisoner by Andrew Goldfarb (tankexmortis)
    tankexmortis: This is a fantastically original and charming work that for the first time in years brought to mind the work of Roald Dahl.
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    The Dragons of Ordinary Farm by Tad Williams (Scottneumann)
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    The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman (jacqueline065)
    jacqueline065: This is amore mature verion of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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    The Magical Monarch of Mo by L. Frank Baum (bookel)

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  apoffenroth13 | Apr 14, 2015 |
Roald Dahl's most classic children's novel! I love everything about this book; it's a perfect story. Charlie is the sweet boy who deserves to live a better life. The other children are so awful, it is perfect. And Willy Wonka is such a wonderful character; I love his energy and sense of humor. I would use this book with a study of Roald Dahl. Or just as a suggestion to most any reader. ( )
  amrahmn | Apr 7, 2015 |
Charlie and other kids are looking for golden tickets that Willie Wonka placed in his candy to be able to visit the factor. Charlie found one and took his grandpa with him. There were many different types of kids that won. They went though many different places in the factor where Willia Wonka serectly tested each kid and they all failed by doing something or touching somthing they where not suppose to, but Charlie he returned his and said sorry for what he did. Willie Wonka in return gave him the factor.
My personal reaction was that you can make mistakes and learn from it. Doing the right things is always right.
The classroom extensions can by make a CD of the music and play it slowly while they sleep or play. You can do a little activity where you make different kinds of candy.
  b.duggins13 | Mar 25, 2015 |
Willy Wonka owns a famous chocolate factory that is known around the world. He decides to put golden tickets under the wrappers of five chocolate bars. Whoever finds a golden ticket gets to go on a tour of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Charlie Bucket, who lives in a small house with his parents and four grandparents, dreams of getting to go to the Wonka factory. However, his family is very poor unlike the other four children who have already found golden tickets. The only time he has the opportunity to get a chocolate bar is once a year, on his birthday. Charlie finds some money buried in the snow and decides to buy a chocolate bar. He quickly eats that one and decides to buy another and in that chocolate bar, is the last golden ticket. Neither of his arents are able t otake him, but his grandfater, who asn't been out of bed in decades gets himself out of bed to take Charlie to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. While in the factory, the other four children get too ambitious during parts of the tour and find themselves taken out of the factory and only Charlie remains.

Personal Reaction:
This story is so great for all ages but especially children. The fantasy of such an imaginative factory is enough to make any child dream of such a place.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
-The students pick a character to dress up as and do a character report on them.
-students make their own version of the golden ticket. They use their imagination to use the ticket for whatever event the come up with.
  Megan_Livsey | Mar 25, 2015 |
This is the story about Charlie, a little boy who lives with his parents and grandparents. His family doesn't have much money and he happens to see where Mr. Wonka is putting 5 golden tickets in Wonka candy bars and the children that find them get to come tour his factory. He is able to get two candy bars but neither of them had a golden ticket, and his family can't afford to give him money to buy more. But one day, he finds a dollar on the street, and rushes to the candy store to buy two more, one of which had a golden ticket. He and his family got to go in the chocolate factory with the 4 other children and their families. The other 4 children did things that weren't very nice and got them in trouble during the tour, so they had to leave and the only one left was Charlie. Mr. Wonka ends up telling him the reason he did the tour was to see who behaved and who he could pass the chocolate factory on to and he offers it to Charlie. Charlie gladly accepting, which gives him and his family a much better place to live and relief from having to worry about money.

Personal Reaction:
This is another one of my favorite stories from when I was younger, and I love the movie too! It seems like now days, children don't really know the value of a dollar. This story would be a great way to tie it in with that and help them understand it better. One of my favorite things was how the other children were kind of spoiled and bratty, but Charlie wasn't. He was so well behaved and didn't take things for granted, and it paid off for him in the end.

Classroom Extensions:
1. The entire class can participate in making homemade chocolate bars, and we could have them on a special day or for snack one day.
2. The teacher can have a little "store" with things like small pieces of candy, fruit snacks, pencils, or other things that the children like. Then she can have "golden tickets" the children can earn for being well behaved, and helping others out around the classroom. The children can use the golden tickets they earn to purchase things from the store.
  Brandy9706 | Mar 24, 2015 |
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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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