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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald…

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1975)

by Roald Dahl

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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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    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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    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein (cransell)
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    Wonders, Inc. by Crawford Kilian (bookel)
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    Bubblegum Tree by Alexander McCall Smith (bookel)
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    The Dragons of Ordinary Farm by Tad Williams (Scottneumann)
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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 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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This is a story about a boy named Charlie who lives in poverty but gets selected to tour Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. The story goes on and shows what happens to the other children who were selected, but do not deserve to be there. The punishment they receive fits the personality they portray. In the end Charlie is only one left standing and he is rewarded.

Personal Reaction
I love the moral of this story. It’s always better to give then receive and good things come to those who wait. I think this story teaches children that if you make good decisions good things will happen.

Extension Ideas
1. Have children come up with their own candy bar flavor.
2. Then have them draw a picture and name the candy bar. ( )
  April03 | Mar 27, 2017 |
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is about low income Charlie, who wins a golden ticket to go to Willy Wonka’s factory for a visit. Charlie, his grandfather and four others head to the factory where in each station a crazy adventure happens. From Violet becoming a bubble to Mike getting shrunk from getting to close to the lens, the adventure shows how each character real-life addictions like T.V cause the characters down fall.
Personal Reaction:
I hadn’t read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory before, I had only seen the movie. I enjoy learning about the characters from the book and being able to compare them to the movie versions. Like most books that are turned into movies; the book, in my opinion is better.
Extension Ideas:
1. Students can create their own three-layer gum based on the one Violet chews.
2. This book would be book in learning how to describe characters because every character has their own set characteristics. ( )
  CaitlinOH_22 | Mar 26, 2017 |
Charlie is a young boy that wins a trip into Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. He is one of five children that won a trip and the book follows them on their journey through the factory and all of the crazy and wacky things they see. This book was made into multiple movies and has been a wonderful story to show children that it pays to be respectful and kind to others no matter what. An activity for this book would be to have the students create their own candy. Another activity would be to draw their favorite crazy or wacky scene from the book. ( )
  chad.erickson | Mar 26, 2017 |
This has to be one of the best-written and funniest books for children (or grownups like me who forget they're grown up!) ever. I can't wait to read it aloud to my kids someday. The morals are great--each horrible brat gets an appropriate fate and the sweet kid gets a reward any kid would love. It's also a beautiful book about family. If you've never read it, read it now--you won't regret it, and it very well may make your day. ( )
  aurelas | Dec 23, 2016 |
There aren't too many people out there who don't know the story of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. Road Dahl has always done an amazing job of creating such fantastic things and putting them into books for children. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is an inspiring read for children that teaches a few important messages. The biggest one I got from this book was :good things come to those who wait."
  MikalaTeague | Dec 3, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Roald Dahlprimary authorall editionscalculated
Blake, QuentinIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foreman, MichaelIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jacques, FaithIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schindelman, JosephIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Freezer, HarriëtTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Idle, EricNarratorsecondary 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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7 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

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

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