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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 started reading this as a child but only got about 3/4 through. I don't know why I never finished it. Anyway, this book was a hoot. It's both sad and funny and full of life lessons. It's the perfect read for a child or an adult. ( )
  PriPri77 | Jun 23, 2016 |
Reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to my son is almost as sweet as reading it the very first time to myself. ( )
  HollyBest | Jun 9, 2016 |
This was my first Roald Dahl book. I have never read any children's book, which has such a vivid imagination or madness. I have experienced the story in my own world with the book.... ( )
  PallaviSharma | May 9, 2016 |
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 |
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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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