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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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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    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein (cransell)
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    Wonders, Inc. by Crawford Kilian (bookel)
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    The Bubblegum Tree by Alexander McCall Smith (bookel)
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    The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling (infiniteletters)
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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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Read in Slovene under the title of Čarli in tovarna čokolade.

Cute little children's book, although not nearly as good as Matilda, not too much to say about it. Is it just me or can it read as a justification of soulless capitalism with Wonka firing all the workers and importing apparently a slave work force from abroad? Ugh. ( )
  matija2019 | Jan 8, 2019 |
A fun read that takes the readers on an adventure to the wonderful world of chocolate behind the magical gates of Willy Wonka
  Rachael_Dorsch | Dec 11, 2018 |
I read this book to my youngest son, and we both really enjoyed it. The first part is so exciting with the anticipation of when Charlie will get his Golden Ticket.

Having seen the movie - the original with Gene Wilder and also the later darker version with Johnny Depp - I was pleased to find new things in the book in comparison to the storylines of the stories, as well as confirming that darker essence that Tim Burton's pursued was not what Roald Dahl had written.

It is a fun, light book, full of images, smells, flavours to spark the imagination as well as a book full of the excitement - if you are not a spoilt brat - of winning and taking part in something exciting. The underlying message in this book is that if you take life for granted and expect to get everything things may not go as planned! ( )
  purplequeennl | Dec 10, 2018 |
The famous Wonka Chocolate Factory opens to five special winners of the golden tickets. Charlie goes to the factory with his grandpa joe. The tour of the factory becomes quit the adventure and the other winners all end up being displaced because of greed. Charlie wins the day because he is not greedy and ends up winning the whole factory. This book is a great story for 4th-6th grade level readers because it teaches if you are greedy, you will fail and not be rewarded in the long run. ( )
  JennySkvarna | Dec 2, 2018 |
The classic story of an impoverished but generous boy who receives the golden ticket to a candy factory, owned and operated by the charismatic yet mysterious Willy Wonka. I was entranced by the whimsical elements of the story before seeing the film with Gene Wilder. I pictured the factory at work, and the other children on the factory tour. This book was probably my favorite, because it demonstrated both hope and compassion in a simple but compelling way. ( )
  Breton07 | Nov 27, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Dahl, Roaldprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blake, QuentinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foreman, MichaelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Freezer, HarriëtTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Idle, EricNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jacques, FaithIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schindelman, JosephIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / The Witches / Fantasic Mr. Fox / The Twits / James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory PLUS Three More All-Time Favorites (Boxed Set) by Roald Dahl

Gsx: Dahl 10 Copy Audio Set in Zipped Tin (Tbp) by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl 15 Book Box Set (Slipcase) by Roald Dahl

The Roald Dahl Audio CD Collection: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / James and the Giant Peach / Fantastic Mr. Fox / The Enormous Crocodile / The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

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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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