Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Paperback | April 12, 2004

byRoald Dahl

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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!

"Rich in humor, acutely observant, Dahl lets his imagination rip in fairyland." —The New York Times 

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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 fast...

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 6.94 × 4.94 × 0.49 inPublished:April 12, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142401080

ISBN - 13:9780142401088

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it!!! I think this is a gret Book [gret=great] I love books by this auther !!!!!!! :] !!! !!! :D !!!!!!!!
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charlie and the Chocolate factory I am 11 years old. The book is very exciting. I cannot stop reading until the end.
Date published: 2014-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our first chapter book Choosing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as the first chapter book for our 4 year old son to experience has solidified his love for literary adventures for life! At least we hope so.
Date published: 2013-06-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Chocolate Fantasy This book was one of the choices for my book club in January. I don't think I've ever actually read the book, which is surprising, since I've seen the Gene Wilder movie at least a dozen times. What a fun book to read. I curled up in bed and got lost in fantasy. I tried reading it to my nephew and niece, 4 1/2 and 2 1/2....but it's a bit too advanced for them. Maybe next year.
Date published: 2013-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scrumdidilyumptious! Charlie & The Chocolate Factory is truly one of the best children's books of the 20th century. Roald Dahl has written a story full of humour, unbelievable situations, a bit of sarcasm...and most importantly, chocolate! The story of a young boy named Charlie is exciting, heartwarming and funny. Poor Charlie would like nothing more than to eat and help out his family. Then one day, Willy Wonka, the mysterious owner of the local chocolate factory decides to invite some children to tour the factory by hiding golden tickets in some of his chocolate bars. Once at the factory, the other children seem to meet unfortunate situations due to their misbehaviour. However, Charlie proves to be the nicest child in the group. Some worry that the story might be disturbing to some younger children, however the book is not nearly as scary as the movies are. If children can handle the movie, they'll love the book. This 40th anniversary hardcover is a great keepsake and has awesome illustrations and a large font so it's easy to read. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone from children to adults. It's a classic.
Date published: 2006-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Book An excellent book that teaches children important lessons, especially to listen to older people. When 4 children didn't listen to Mr. Wonka, they were punished in diabolical, yet funny ways. Three cheers for Roald Dahl!
Date published: 2004-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDERFUL, A MUST READ This book is the best children's book ever written in my opinion. No child should grow up without reading it or having it read to them. I was fortunate that my teacher read it to our class in school and I have recommended it to everyone I know ever since. A+
Date published: 2001-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charlie and the choclate factory. I find that Charlie and the choclate factory is the best book on the shelf!It is exiting to find out what Willie Wonka has in store for Charlie.Anyways you won't regret this book,thats for sure.
Date published: 2000-10-26

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"Rich in humor, acutely observant, Dahl lets his imagination rip in fairyland." —The New York Times