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Roald Dahl , Douglas Hodge
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Book Description

July 9 2013
Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!

But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!

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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.) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless July 26 2005
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I have seen a lot of people talk of this book since the movie came out... I love this book an I have read this book many times still I was 12 years old and it teaches a lot of things including tips on parenting... This is one of those books that children should read often because it is not only a fun book but it does make you think... Event though children don't see this they will learn from this book after a while... Its like the litle prince... children see the magic first then as they read again later in their lives they see that this book has many layers!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Nov. 6 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
What is the probability of you getting one of five golden tickets in the world? Not very big. That is exactly what Charlie thought. But, every time he bought the one and only 'Wonka Bar' he felt a feeling that he was going to win. He never gave up, that is what made him a winner.
I am a lot like Charlie in some ways. Charlie never gave up until he knew that there was no possible chance of him wining, just like me. I liked this book, because I can relate to most characters, and recommended it to people of all ages.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Snozzberries galore... May 12 2004
By ewomack
Format:Paperback
There's plenty that adults can learn from children's books. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is such a book. Not only is it a great read, it says something about greed, gluttony, and the dangers of the fantastic.
The story is probably familiar to many (thanks to the 1971 film adaptation), but the basic plot is this: Willy Wonka, a reclusive, famous (almost Howard Huges-like) owner of the largest candy factory in the world wraps five golden tickets in candy bars and distributes them to the world. No one has been in or out of Wonka's factory in years, but these tickets allow the ticket finders access to it for one day, as well as a lifetime supply of world-famous Wonka candy. Four tickets are quickly found by families who have the money and the means to do so (one of the finder's father even stops production in his factory so that his voluminous workers can unwrap the thousands of candy bars he's purchased in hope of finding one of the tickets). This is discouraging to Charlie Bucket, who comes from a destitute family who eat mostly watery cabbage and boiled potatoes. Charlie only gets one chocolate bar a year for his birthday - his father's job screwing on the tops of toothpaste tubes doesn't bring much income. Charlie's luck changes when he finds a dollar bill in the snow (after his father loses his job in the toothpaste factory the family begins to starve, and Charlie conserves energy by walking slowly, which helps him find the dollar). Luck leads to luck, as Charlie buys two candy bars and the second one contains a golden ticket. Charlie's 95 year-old (wow!) grandfather agrees to accompany Charlie. So, Along with four other spoiled brats and their families, Charlie and Grandpa Joe tour the Wonka factory.
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Format:Hardcover
I actually picked this book up to read for myself, but after reading the first chapter I thought it might be something my two girls who are 5 and 7 might be interested in as well. "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" is one of the movies we own and love, and they were already familiar with all of the characters. We sat down on the couch late this past Saturday afternoon and I began to read it to them. After the first chapter I asked them if they wanted me to stop, and instead they begged for more. I read another, and another, and another, and finally after the eighth chapter in a row I told them I had stop since it was time for them to go to bed. They were very disappointed, and they made me promise I would read more of it for them the next day. Believing it was just a ploy so that they could stay up later I didn't take it very seriously, but sure enough right the next morning they were up and had me start reading it to them right away. They didn't even want to watch any early morning cartoons, or play on their Playstation II. Before you knew it we had gotten through the first hundred pages in no time at all. I've never seen them love a book so much. The illustrations by Quentin Blake throughout the book, and especially right at the beginning, were wonderful. They grabbed my kids imaginations and kept them long enough to get into the words. Then once the story line kicked in they were hooked.
We loved all of the characters. There's the eccentric candy making genius Willy Wonka who has locked himself away in his chocolate factory so that the other candy makers can no longer steal his inventions. The gates are always locked, and nobody goes in and nobody comes out. Mr. Wonka holds a contest, which seems to just be a promotion to generate sales, but Mr.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Charlie and the Chocolate Factory March 25 2004
By jay kim
Format:Paperback
Title of the book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
By: Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake(illustrator)
Reviewed by: J. Kim
Period 6
Willy Wonka's chocolate factory finally opens! However, only 5 childrens gets to go into the factory. The winners were Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy who likes to eat; then there's Veruca Salt a spoiled little brat that get whatever she wants; theres Violet Beauregarde a kid that loves to chew gum; theres a T.V. freak Mike Teavee; last but not least there is the hero Charlie Bucket a kid from a poor family but honest and kind. they all gets ready for the best tour of their lives.
Theres many reasons why I like this book and dislike this book. I like this book because it opens your imagination free and it is so detailed like this quote "look Violet is still chewing that old dreadful gumthat she had for 3 months."However the thing that I dislike about the book is that the kids get punished in an obvious things like Augustus gets punished for eating too much.
The favorite part of the book for me was when Charlie's family gets the factory for themself because they were really poor, and they deserved it because they are so nice and honest. this is why this was the favorite part of the book for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars greatest book in the world
This was the greatest book in the world. Everybody should read this book as soon as they see it. Fantastic.
Published 24 days ago by Ethan Walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book for boys!
It's an interesting fiction book. There are lots of drama and the story line is easy to follow.
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This is a wonderful story. It shows kids the perspective of someone who is poor and gracious. It also shows that adults can have imagination. The kid is loyal to his family. Read more
Published 13 months ago by KirWasHere
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as i remembed it
Both copies of the book arrived to my delight albeit they are not in brand new condition but they are what i wanted so 5 stars it is. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Matthew
5.0 out of 5 stars charlie and the chocolate factory
We had borrowed this from the library & kept re-newing it. My son loves it & listens to it in his room after his stories have been read. Read more
Published on Feb. 28 2010 by Clarence's wife
2.0 out of 5 stars Truly unabridged
We had listened to a CD version which my 6 year old loved and I was so excited to order this one that I didn't note the "unabridged" - this means 3 and a half hours/3 CD's! Read more
Published on Nov. 19 2009 by Kate
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone will love it
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is brilliant. Roald Dahl's language is eccentric and refreshing. This book is about a boy named Charlie Bucket who lives with his poor family... Read more
Published on June 22 2004 by raquel
5.0 out of 5 stars Author Study
Charlie is in a family that is very poor. He lives in a small cottage with his grandparents and parets. He also lives by a great chocolate factory. Read more
Published on June 9 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonka fun book
Charlie and the Chocolate factory, by Roald Dahl, is the exciting story of a boy who wins a golden ticket and gets to go to Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory. Read more
Published on May 10 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Wacky Wonka and One Little Lucky Boy
Charlie and the Chocolate factory is about a very poor boy named Charlie Bucket who finds the 5th and final golden ticket. Read more
Published on April 30 2004
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