Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald DahlCharlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

byRoald DahlIllustratorJoseph Schindelman

Hardcover | September 12, 1964

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Celebrate fifty years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

First published in 1964 with whimsical illustrations by Joseph Schindelman, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory became an instant classic. Now this special commemorative edition brings back Schindelman’s beloved original illustrations. Perfect for old fans and new fans alike, it’s sure to become a treasured family favorite.
Roald Dahl was, quite simply, one of the best-loved children's book authors of all time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity and that of his books—Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, James and the Giant Peach, and Danny the Champion of the World, to name just a few—continues to grow.
Title:Charlie And The Chocolate FactoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.25 × 6.19 × 0.63 inPublished:September 12, 1964Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394810112

ISBN - 13:9780394810119

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood Classic I remember reading this as a child before I ever saw any of the movies. It is a classic that should be shared with children today as well
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! Not my favourite Roald Dahl story but still very entertaining to read.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Loved reading this story growing up
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical Story This story hits on every child's fantasy - a visit to a magic candy factory complete with a chocolate river. This story really lets your imagination go wild and is a great story to get kids interested in reading. Once you read the book, I suggest sitting down and watching the classic Gene Wilder movie version.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious I love this book. I remember the wonder I felt as a grade 3 student listening to my teacher read this at carpet time. I recently read it to my grade 3 daughter and she loved it. I loved it almost as much as an adult as I did then.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Charlie And The Chocolate Factory This classic is sure to please Roald Dahl fans. It is an oldie in a new format. Love the original illustrations in this version.
Date published: 2016-12-30
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

From Our Editors

Four nasty, repulsive children and one honest, loyal, and starving boy win a tour of the world's most fantastic chocolate factory from the world's most eccentric chocolatier.