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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [Hardcover]

By Roald Dahl (Author) & Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
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Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.

Publishers Description
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.
Roald Dahl is, quite simply, one of the best-loved children's book authors of all time. He died in 1990 in Oxford, England, at the age of 74.

Quentin Blake has illustrated most of Roald Dahl's children's books. The Children's Laureate of the United Kingdom, he teaches illustration at the Royal College of Art in London.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 986
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 370
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 370

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 11, 2001
Publisher   Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age  8-12
ISBN  0375815260  
ISBN13  9780375815263  
UPC  090129015955  

Availability  0 units.

More About Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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 to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.
After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children's stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.
Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.
Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site:

Roald Dahl lived in Wales. Roald Dahl was born in 1916 and died in 1990.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

Good, but a little moralizing  Jan 23, 2008
I first read 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory' many years ago; probably about grade three. I enjoyed it, but years later the only thing I remembered was the golden ticket,the kid who stuck her gum behind her ear and the glass elevator. I remember thinking as a kid, that a glass elevator that went every which way, would be soooo coooool.

Having read it again 30 years later, I am not quite as impressed (well duh it's a kids book!). I found it a little on the cruel side and a little too moralizing, as Dahl takes literary vengeance on all the things that kids do that bug him, like watching t.v. or chewing gum. I guess I just found the moralizing a little too heavy handed. But your kid will probably love it and if it teaches him not to stick gum behind his ear, I guess that's good too.
Must have gold to enter  Nov 15, 2007
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is about a young boy whose family is poor. The famous chocolate maker in town has a contest for a big prize. They have adventure in the chocolate factory.
My favorite part of the book is when Charlie finds the last golden ticket. Once he finds it everyone chases him and he becomes an instant celebrity. Now that he got it he gets to go to the chocolate factory and maybe even win the bid prize. All these news reporters come and interview Charlie at his home. In a couple of days he gets to go to the factory and meet Willy Wonka.
I'd recommended this book to anyone that wants to read a fun easy read. This book tells you that no matter how much money you have or your living style you can still succeed. This is a good book for any age of people. This book helps you think about the positives and not to be greedy. If you're good then good things will happen.
Such a great story!  Oct 27, 2007
When I was a little girl, I remember being mesmerized by this enchanting story. Naturally, when I grew up and looked for a story to read to my own children, I remembered this one. My children loved it just as I did. You come to love Charlie and Grandpa Joe. The other children's flaws are as obvious as they can be from the very beginning; it is amazing to see each one fall prey to his own weeknesses. The ending couldn't be more satisfying. It is a dream come true!

It is also a story that leaves you longing for more. I highly recommend this wonderfully enjoyable book to children and adults alike.
Not Free SF Reader  Oct 24, 2007
Ticket to lolly and lesson overload.

A competition gives a few kids a shot at a mysterious factory tour.

The dirt poor Charlie is lucky enough to score one of the tickets, and various lessons are learned along the way as the down to earth kid heaps in head in all the whacky Wonka bits and pieces.

Entertaining kids book.

3.5 out of 5
A FUNNY BOOK TO READ!  Oct 2, 2007
My name is Schuyler®. I read Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Charlie is one fifth of the lucky children that get to go into the chocolate factory. Some of the wildest things happen. The book is hilarious. I recommend it and give it five stars.

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