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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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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 |
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one funny book. I read it aloud to my 8 year old and we both were laughing until tears were in our eyes sometimes. The humor is both witty and silly. Everyone knows the story, so I won't recount it here. Only drawback... I found the Oompa-Loompa's songs much too long and tedious. ( )
  fingerpost | Dec 1, 2016 |
Brief Summary: Charlie Bucket is one of 5 children who is allowed into the neighborhood chocolate factory when Willy Wonka decides to open his chocolate factory.
Why I loved it: Uses a lot imagination, story of hope
How to use in a classroom: ( )
  meganconser | Nov 28, 2016 |
Charlie and the chocolate factory is a great book about a boy who went from little to nothing. Charlie wins an entry to a contest. As he ventures on the contest, he is taken on a wild adventure where each other contestant is eliminated through the journey of the contest. ( )
  trw274 | Nov 8, 2016 |
Great fantasy book for your classroom library. I grew up loving the movie, but must say the book is better. Very silly, fun, and holds your attention. Beautifully written. Love the addition of the stills. ( )
  eel74 | Nov 5, 2016 |
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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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'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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