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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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    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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    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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I remember reading this chapter book as a middle schooler. I enjoyed the entertaining story about the different characters and the trials they face. I admire how vividly the author describes the factory experience. Another interesting quality of the book is the portrayal o the main character. Charlie is portrayed as poor and depressed although the author also shows the love between him and his family to make the struggles bearable.
  kerrihopethomas | Sep 27, 2016 |
This is one of my favorite books in the world. I feel that Dahl really depicts Willy Wonka's imagination beautifully. He gives such detail about each portion of the factory. I feel that this can encourage kids to use their imagination more often no matter how old they are. I also love that he includes written songs that the oompa loompas sing. This ads comic relief to the story.
  makensiecowart | Sep 26, 2016 |
I've grown familiar with name changes in different languages. From all those I've read, Finnish is probably number 1 in these matters. Charlie turned into Jali - close enough. But where did Sulo suddenly come from? As if one name change wasn't enough??!? It was weird to read - kinda like watching a dubbed movie from the time the audio and their lips weren't really synchronized yet, but I survived ;) (and thanks to google, I now also know all about Sulo ^.^) ( )
  NinaCaramelita | Sep 26, 2016 |
This story is about a boy named Charlie Bucket. Charlie is one of five children invited to Mr. Willy Wonka's amazing chocolate factory by finding a golden ticket. Once inside the factory they are given a tour, but things take a turn for the worse as one by one, each child leaves the factory. This exciting novel gives readers a sense of morality and right versus wrong. Something bad happens to each child that misbehaves or do something they were told not to. Charlie is the only child remaining at the end because he is honest. ( )
  NicoleHorney | Sep 25, 2016 |
It's at least a decade ago I last read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It's still funny - silly even and has a dark edge. Really enjoyed reading it again! ( )
  NinaCaramelita | Sep 18, 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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'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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