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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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I liked this book because of it's absurdity and humor but also because its' message and the characters. The message of the book can probably be interpreted in many ways, but I see it as what goes around comes around. The children who were rotten, ungrateful, and entitled were the ones who ended up getting nothing in the end but a (most likely painful) punishment. Because the children who were bad were so obviously rotten, Dahl was able to get that point across clearly to even the youngest readers.

Charlie, who was my favorite character (besides Willy Wonka), came from a poorer background than the other children; he lived in a wonky (no pun intended) cottage with his parents and four grandparents. He barely ate and slept on the floor with his parents. He was humbled by his upbringing and instead of being greedy for the prize at the factory, he was instead awestruck by his surroundings. It's okay to be excited, anxious, and surprised, but no reason to be greedy. ( )
  cmcdon13 | Oct 19, 2016 |
A creative, fun way to interact children with the adventures a golden ticket takes Charlie through the factory owned by Willy Wonka himself. It keeps children engaged with the candy aspect and things that all can possibly go wrong with not so well behaved children who are a little too selfish. This story shows that when you have little, you appreciate every opportunity that is given to you and that when your not selfish or greedy, many things can come your way, which truly shows a great lesson to students while reading this story. ( )
  LaurenSchifter | Oct 18, 2016 |
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is a classic fiction children's chapter book what illustrates how will a lot of hope and a little luck of of your dreams can come true. This book has always been a favorite of mine because I knew the author from some of his other works. This book has such an amazing plot . I love how the book takes the reader through the factory and allows them to imagine each rooms wonder, while still waiting to see which child is sent home after each new adventure. It is such a fun read. I also love how Dahl used language in this book, by having he oompa lumpas sing the message behind each child's failure in the factory the lessons are clearly laid out for the reader which I found different and interesting. I loved the small black and white illustrations in the book because it gave the reader the smallest tea of what it was happening with still giving room for imagination. The overall message of this book is that to truly get what you want in life you have to live unselfishly, be kind and always hope and dream.
  jessclark | Oct 17, 2016 |
This has always been one of my favorite books.
This book is so creative and and creates a great visual for the students. Roald Dahl has a gift for creating amazing worlds and telling very creative stories. ( )
  AmberHester | Oct 16, 2016 |
I adore the movie (would make it on a Top20 movie list for me) so I really wanted to read the book. It's as awesome as I hoped. The movie follows the book pretty well, which makes me appreciate the movie even more. I especially loved the Oompa-Loompa's songs.. definitely Mike Teevee's the best... it's about books. ( )
  booklove2 | Oct 15, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Roald Dahlprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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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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