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. Could be my own misinterpretation but unfortunately only one of the hard covers had a cover sleeve. Regardless, the books are great. One of them made a perfect present for a little boy who is about the age i was when i first read about...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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...
Published on Nov 7 2001
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just as i remembed it,
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This review is from: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Library Binding)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. Could be my own misinterpretation but unfortunately only one of the hard covers had a cover sleeve. Regardless, the books are great. One of them made a perfect present for a little boy who is about the age i was when i first read about Charlie. Thanks!!
4.0 out of 5 stars Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
By: Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake(illustrator)
Reviewed by: J. Kim
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 Timeless,
By A Customer
This review is from: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (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!
5.0 out of 5 stars charlie and the chocolate factory,
This review is from: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Cd (Unabridged) (Audio CD)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. I remember this wonderful story from my childhood. You can't go wrong with " Roald Dahl "
2.0 out of 5 stars Truly unabridged,
This review is from: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Cd (Unabridged) (Audio CD)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! Not suitable for younger children plus I enjoyed the other version anyway as it skipped the horrible parts (child being shredded, burned, etc).
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone will love it,
5.0 out of 5 stars Author Study,
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One day in the newspaper it said that the chocolate factory was opening up. There were five golden tickets on Willy Wonka bars to get into the factory in the whole world. The prize is you get to go into the factory and bring any person of their choice. You have to read the book to see if he gets a golden ticket.
It was a good book to us because even if you saw the movie the book changed so you didn't know what was coming.
4.0 out of 5 stars Snozzberries galore...,
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. Inside, the factory is filled with amazing things, and the spoiled brats show their worst side and also expose the dangerous side of the fantastic. A river of chocolate is great until you fall into it. Trained squirrels are great unless they mistake you for a bad nut and through you in the chute. Chewing gum that tastes and nourishes as though it were an entire three course meal is great as long as the forumla is right and doesn't turn you into a giant blueberry. Being allowed into the Wonka factory is an amazing experience unless you're a spoiled brat who needs to grab, chew, eat, or touch everything you see. In this case being a brat brings dire consequences. The reward for not being a brat is something unbelievable, but the "losers" still get a lifetime supply of candy and chocolate.
Fans of the film (which is mistitled "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" because Charlie is really supposed to be the hero here) will notice some great differences in the story. The famous "Oompa Loompa" song is not in the book, but they do sing, but they sing longer and more detailed songs than in the movie. One of the songs goes on about the evils of television:
The most important thing we've learned
They do not sing "Oompa Oompa Ommpity Doo, I've got another problem for you" such as in the movie. They also give credit where credit is due: the brattiness of the kids is also blamed on the parents. So in a way the story also becomes a lesson in parenting. The Oompa Loompas sing:
For though she's spoiled, and dreadfully so,
Alas! you needn't look so far
In this way the Oompa Loompas almost serve the purpose of a Greek chorus. Whenever of the brats "gets it" they sing about the tragedy and probable causes of the event. This book is a very enjoyable read for any age. If you're an adult, don't deprive yourself of great children's books such as this one. If you're a kid, don't deprive your parents of your great books such as this one. Make them read it. Force them to read it. You know you want to.
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonka fun book,
By A Customer
This review is from: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Audio (Audio Cassette)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. Charlie is a poor, kind kid who deserves to have something good happen in his life. Winning the golden ticket will change his life forever. My favorite character in the story is Willy Wonka. He is funny, interesting, and full of surprises. Reading this book will make you laugh and smile.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wacky Wonka and One Little Lucky Boy,
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