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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, Bk 1)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Charlie Bucket, Bk 1
Author: Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
What happens when the five luckiest children in the entire world walk through the doors of Willy Wonka's famous, mysterious chocolate factory?  What happens when, one by one, the children disobey Mr. Wonka's orders?  In Dahl's most popular story, the nasty are punished and the good are deliciously, sumptuously rewarded.
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ISBN-13: 9780141301150
ISBN-10: 0141301155
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 155
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 314 ratings
Publisher: Puffin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, Bk 1) on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Along with his other classic, "James and the Giant Peach", Roald Dalh's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" stands at the top of the heap when it comes to children's books. This is a pure classic of imagination, storytelling and magic. Far superior to the film (where Willy Wonka becomes the title character), the book tells the story from Charlie Bucket's point of view. Charlie, who lives with his four ancient grandparents and his mother in a one-room house, is the kind of child who can only dream about his future, since his family has barely enough money to survive. When the Wonka chocolatier announces that five golden tickets to visit the aged factory have been carefully tucked inside chocolate bars the world over, Charlie's dreams are suddenly wide open. He stumbles on some money in the street, purchases a chocolate bar and is thrust into the limelight beccoming one of the five lucky vistors. The rest of the tale is one of scrumptous folly and nerve-wracking sentiment, highlighted by magical workers (the one and only Oompa Loompas), the etheral Willy Wonka, a host of loony characters - both adults and kids - and a thrill ride in a factory where time stands still and also rocks forwards, backwards, sideways and then some! It's a classic tale of the triumph of good over evil, generosity over greed and family over fair-weathered friends. Sure to be enjoyed by children of all ages, adults included, this is the best children's book ever written - and deserves prominent place in every child's library.
Ariadnae avatar reviewed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, Bk 1) on + 356 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The classic story of a poor, little boy and his adventure into the candy factory of his dreams and it's somewhat insane owner.
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hardtack avatar reviewed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, Bk 1) on + 1778 more book reviews
Dahl is a wonderful children/young adult author who has a great imagination. But you probably don't want to know what he was like in real life.

I just finished "The Irregulars," a book about Dahl's time in Washington, D.C. during World War II. Even the author of that book called him an "arrogant bastard." Then there were all his affairs with married women, some even married to his friends. However, I'm glad I read that book, as clues to his name appeared in several crossword puzzles I've recently done.

The best part of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" was the long song about children, books and TV, sung by the Oompa-Loompas.
reviewed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, Bk 1) on + 28 more book reviews
I have to confess. I am a senior who loves some of the children's books. I giggled out loud. I wished I had been reading it to a child so we could have laughed together. It is classic Roald Dahl, who is always great. Come on adults get in on the kids fun!
lilsisofwwf avatar reviewed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
It's always good to read the book before you see a movie, and this book is as enjoyable as the movie is. I prefer the book usually and this case is no exception. It's a great book to get kids started into reading if things like Harry Potter don't interest them.


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