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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 a great example of contemporary fiction. The book focuses on a young boy named charlie who dreams of getting to tour the chocolate factory. He ends up finding the golden ticket and gets to go see the factory. The pictures and characters in this book are very pleasing to children and they will keep their attention the whole time through. This was a great book and I enjoyed the movie as a young child. ( )
  loganbuttram330 | Jul 14, 2014 |
It was 22 years ago when I first watched that dreadful movie which was based upon this book. For 22 years I've harbored resentment and contempt for the towheaded brat whose transgressions were too easily forgiven as his peers suffered corporeally for their similar infractions. But upon my completion of the book, I have discovered that I was led astray!
Charlie never once succumbed to the temptations that got the better of his peers!

He triumphed over temptation and agonized much over what tragedy might have befallen the others on their journey. And so today, I must apologize: Charlie Bucket, you were indeed the better man, and are truly worthy of the factory and all the chocolate there within! ( )
  LaPhenix | Jul 11, 2014 |
Such a fun read! ( )
  Jenna.Czaplewski | Jul 3, 2014 |
The second read aloud book to my children, they loved it, although in their minds it probably came in slightly below Desperaux. ( )
  nosajeel | Jun 21, 2014 |
“Mr. Wonka: "Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted."
Charlie Bucket: "What happened?"
Mr. Wonka: "He lived happily ever after.”


Charlie Bucket is a poor boy who’s yearly highlight is his birthday when his present is one bar of chocolate. He loves chocolate so of course his thrilled when he wins a tour with four other kids to Willy Wonkas famous chocolate factory.

This story begins very promising but once they enter the factory the whole story becomes quite repetitive as a parable - the naughty children vs the sweet, kind Charlie Bucket - he is the last boy standing and wins it all.

But what an imagination and fantastic chocolate world that Dahl have invented. Willy Wonka is absolutely wonderful.

It was my first Roald Dahl book and I’m looking forward to more. ( )
2 vote ctpress | Jun 11, 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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'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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