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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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    Bubblegum Tree by Alexander McCall Smith (bookel)
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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 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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This would be a good book to use when talking about fantasy. I think students would like this book because of the crazy events that happen. ( )
  Kate_Schulte078 | May 5, 2015 |
We listened to this book in the car, with the kids. It went a bit over the 3-year-old's head, but our 6-year-old loved it and I think I must have been about her age when it was first read to me. It brought back mostly forgotten memories of all sorts of things in the chocolate factory (especially the chocolate river and its landscape), but I don't think I fully appreciated its absurdity when I was a child.

Stands the test of time pretty darn well. ( )
  Amelia_Smith | May 2, 2015 |
Summary: Charlie is a young boy who lives with his large family in a very small house. He finds a golden ticket from the candy maker Willy Wonka and wins a trip at his factory with four other children and their guardians. The other children are bad and get into bad situations while Charlie proves what a good boy he is.

Personal connection: I was always envious of Charlie, and would have loved the chance to visit Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.

Class use: Ask students what they would like the most about the chocolate factory and draw a picture. ( )
  allisonpollack | Apr 30, 2015 |
This book is the story of Charlie and how he ended up in the Chocolate Factory with his grandfather. It is such a fun story I never get tired of reading the story. It has a such a great message. The story allows students to understand that even the poorest of people can achieve their dreams.
  margaritamunoz14 | Apr 19, 2015 |
Roald Dahl's most classic children's novel! I love everything about this book; it's a perfect story. Charlie is the sweet boy who deserves to live a better life. The other children are so awful, it is perfect. And Willy Wonka is such a wonderful character; I love his energy and sense of humor. I would use this book with a study of Roald Dahl. Or just as a suggestion to most any reader. ( )
  amrahmn | Apr 7, 2015 |
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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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