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Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (original 1975; edition 1991)

by Roald Dahl

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Title:Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Authors:Roald Dahl
Info:Knopf Books for Young Readers (1991), Hardcover
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Rating:*****
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (1975)

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, a leader author of children's fiction as well as adult fiction. I didn't love this book though the kids I teach do. The reason they like it is the reason I don't. It's fantasy. Though I must say the second half which is all fantasy is fun as the five Golden Pass winners go through the chocolate factory. The chocolate factory is pure joy. It is a wonderful book to read with your children. ( )
  SigmundFraud | Dec 14, 2014 |
Who doesn't know Dahl's story of poverty-stricken little Charlie Bucket who finds one of Willie Wonka's golden tickets and, along with four other children, gets a tour of his amazing chocolate factory? Each of the other children demonstrates a common childhood failing, to extreme-gluttony, greediness, excessive gum-chewing, and TV addiction. As, one by one, they fall prey to the factory's enticements, soon only Charlie is left and he gets the ultimate prize. Listeners will find themselves once again rooting for Charlie. The author performs the book with vim, vigor, tons of expression, and the occasional sound effect. This is a joyous leap into a childhood classic that both children and adults will enjoy. The authors imaginary attitude portrays the interesting adventure that these selected characters have. There are no illustrations included in this chapter book, however, the authors use of imagination creates a fun and interesting read for all young readers! ( )
  eoertl1 | Dec 8, 2014 |
In my opinion, this is a great book. One of the things I enjoyed most about this book was the descriptive language. This book takes the reader on a magical adventure, where the reader meets new things such as Oompa Loompas. If the writing wasn’t so descriptive I think the reader would have a hard time keeping up with what is going on. The descriptive language also does a great job of introducing the readers to Charlie and his family. Charlie and his family are very poor and they have very little to eat. From the very beginning the reader gets a clear picture of the struggle Charlie’s family is going through, and I know I was rooting for a miracle to happen. “The whole of this family-the six grownups (count them) and little Charlie Bucket- live together in a small wooden house on the edge of a great town.” Another reason why I like this book is because of the main character Charlie. Charlie is the sweetest of the five children who find the golden tickets. Charlie has very little, but he is still respectful and looks out for his family. The other children who come to the factory are nothing like Charlie. For example, Augustus Gloop is a greedy and rude child who wants to do nothing but whine and eat. Veruca Salt is a spoiled brat who always has to have her way. She yells at her parents and anyone else who doesn't give her what she wants. The big idea of this book is to show people that being a nice person really does pay off. Charlie is the nicest of all the children and he ends up winning the contest. Charlie and his family end up winning the entire chocolate factory! ( )
  Chawki6 | Dec 4, 2014 |
In my opinion, the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is a great chapter book for young readers. The first thing I liked about this book was that it does include some pictures. These pictures are drawn very abstractly and definitely allow the reader to visualize some of the things that are going on in the book. This is also good for children who are transitioning from picture books to chapter books since they are still given that visual guidance, but with more words on the pages and of course chapters. I also like that this book has a moral. The big idea of this story was that sometimes money can't buy you everything and the kindness of your heart will definitely get you far. I think this is a good moral for readers and definitely promotes a positive moral of the story. Another thing I liked about this book was that it is a great adventure story and definitely keeps the reader motivated to keep reader to discover what happens to all of the children while in the chocolate factory! ( )
  khendr4 | Dec 3, 2014 |
This is a pure classic of imagination, storytelling and magic. Charlie, who lives with his four elderly grandparents and his mother in a one-room house, is the kind of child who can only dream about his future. This is because his family has barely enough money to survive. When the Wonka chocolatier announces that five golden tickets to visit the aged factory have been carefully tucked inside chocolate bars the world over, Charlie's dreams have a chance to come true. He stumbles on some money in the street, purchases a chocolate bar and is thrust into the limelight beccoming one of the five lucky visitors. The rest of the book continues to introduce wacky and interesting personalities while taking a tour of the factory. Dahl uses great examples of over embellishing personalities to prove a point. For example Verruca is the spoiled brat who gets whatever she wants, and it ends up being her downfall. The big picture of this book it to show that it doesn't matter where you come from, your past should not define your dreams and aspirations. If you can drem something could happen, there might be a possibility to do so. ( )
  ajfurman | Dec 2, 2014 |
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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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