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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 is a poor boy who gets a chance in a lifetime. He finds the last golden ticket and gets to go to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Here he meets many other kids his age and they each have a different kind of experience with the candy. ( )
  mloya | May 3, 2016 |
First thing I found interesting about this book was the fact that each kid that went to the factory showed a common childhood failing such as gluttony, greed, TV addiction etc. etc. The second thing I found interesting about this book was the tone/style the author made for his book which was a with a lot of vim, vigor, tons of expression, and sound effects. Overall with the showings of common childhood failings and not to mention the tone the author made for the book, readers will absolutely love this story.
  MrChowder20 | May 3, 2016 |
A group of children win a ticket to tour the Chocolate Factory. During the tour, some children go off course and get loss. The last child left gets a surprise at the end. ( )
  lindy_brooke | Apr 12, 2016 |
Summary:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is about a young, poverty-stricken boy named Charlie, who gets the opportunity to tour a magical chocolate factory. He along with four other children, finds a golden ticket in a chocolate bar, which allows him and one guest to take a tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. With the exception of Charlie, each child is ejected from the chocolate factory because of their greed, selfishness, and pride. Because of of his good behavior, Charlie is the last child remaining and inherits Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

Personal Reaction:
I loved this book. It has the power to teach kids, and deserving adults, that bad behavior leads to bad consequences. It also shows the audience that just because they are currently in a bad position in life, it doesn’t mean that it’ll be like that forever.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1.) Different types of candy could be brought and the students could create their “own” candy. They could create their own candy wrapper with wacky names, taste descriptions, and abilities.
2.) The students could design their own room in the chocolate factory. What is made there? What do the machines or oompa-loompas do? This could also be an extension to the idea above. They could make the room from where their candy is made.
  JennyDodson | Mar 23, 2016 |
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Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is a book about a man Willie Wonka who own a chocolate factory and has decided to hide five golden tickets in wonka bars. If you found a golden ticket you had a pass to the chocolate factory to look around the factory and see how Mr. Wonka makes his fun delicious candy. The five kids that found a ticket were, Augustus, Veruca, Violet, Mike, and Charlie. Once the kids make it into the factory not all of them follow the rules and are ejected from the factory. Augustus falls into a hot chocolate river after wanting to drink it, Veruca ends up being a bad nut and is thrown out with the trash, Violet chews an experimental piece of gum and ends up turning into a blueberry, and Mike shrinks himself into a tiny size. The only kid who followed the rules was Charlie. Once Charlie wins Willy Wonka tell him that he is giving him his factory and they ride a glass elevator out of the factory to Charlie's house to tell his family.

Personal Reflection:
I enjoyed this story. Until this assignment I had never read the book I had only watched the old movie. It shows that if you follow the rules you are rewarded.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. I would have the students drawn and color their own golden tickets.
2. I would have the students write and imaginary story in their journals.
  AshleyTaylor1 | Mar 23, 2016 |
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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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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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