Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald…

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1975)

by Roald Dahl, Faith Jacques

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
14,140282146 (4.1)232
  1. 90
    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl (gilberts)
  2. 10
    Bubblegum Tree by Alexander McCall Smith (bookel)
  3. 10
    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)
  4. 10
    The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling (infiniteletters)
  5. 00
    Wonders, Inc. by Crawford Kilian (bookel)
  6. 00
    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein (cransell)
  7. 00
    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.
  8. 00
    The Dragons of Ordinary Farm by Tad Williams (Scottneumann)
  9. 00
    The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman (jacqueline065)
    jacqueline065: This is amore mature verion of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  10. 02
    The Magical Monarch of Mo by L. Frank Baum (bookel)

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 232 mentions

English (265)  Spanish (4)  French (3)  Danish (2)  Portuguese (Portugal) (2)  Dutch (1)  Catalan (1)  German (1)  All languages (279)
Showing 1-5 of 265 (next | show all)
This was my first Roald Dahl book. I have never read any children's book, which has such a vivid imagination or madness. I have experienced the story in my own world with the book.... ( )
  PallaviSharma | May 9, 2016 |
Charlie is a poor boy who gets a chance in a lifetime. He finds the last golden ticket and gets to go to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Here he meets many other kids his age and they each have a different kind of experience with the candy. ( )
  mloya | May 3, 2016 |
First thing I found interesting about this book was the fact that each kid that went to the factory showed a common childhood failing such as gluttony, greed, TV addiction etc. etc. The second thing I found interesting about this book was the tone/style the author made for his book which was a with a lot of vim, vigor, tons of expression, and sound effects. Overall with the showings of common childhood failings and not to mention the tone the author made for the book, readers will absolutely love this story.
  MrChowder20 | May 3, 2016 |
A group of children win a ticket to tour the Chocolate Factory. During the tour, some children go off course and get loss. The last child left gets a surprise at the end. ( )
  lindy_brooke | Apr 12, 2016 |
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is about a young, poverty-stricken boy named Charlie, who gets the opportunity to tour a magical chocolate factory. He along with four other children, finds a golden ticket in a chocolate bar, which allows him and one guest to take a tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. With the exception of Charlie, each child is ejected from the chocolate factory because of their greed, selfishness, and pride. Because of of his good behavior, Charlie is the last child remaining and inherits Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

Personal Reaction:
I loved this book. It has the power to teach kids, and deserving adults, that bad behavior leads to bad consequences. It also shows the audience that just because they are currently in a bad position in life, it doesn’t mean that it’ll be like that forever.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1.) Different types of candy could be brought and the students could create their “own” candy. They could create their own candy wrapper with wacky names, taste descriptions, and abilities.
2.) The students could design their own room in the chocolate factory. What is made there? What do the machines or oompa-loompas do? This could also be an extension to the idea above. They could make the room from where their candy is made.
  JennyDodson | Mar 23, 2016 |
Showing 1-5 of 265 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (57 possible)

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
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Information from the Italian Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
For Theo
First words
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!'
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

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.)

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:46 -0400)

(see all 10 descriptions)

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.

» see all 27 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (4.1)
0.5 2
1 21
1.5 6
2 110
2.5 22
3 602
3.5 106
4 1297
4.5 124
5 1279


7 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Penguin Australia

7 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

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

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 105,808,361 books! | Top bar: Always visible