Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2001] c1998
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780142410318
Branch Call Number: J FIC Dahl R
Characteristics: 162 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Blake, Quentin - Illustrator


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Jun 29, 2020

I really like reading children’s novels for the fact they can be silly and odd, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory certainly fits that description. While this novel teaches a very important lesson about kindness its also a little heavy for young readers. By heavy I mean that when a character is punished for their bad behaviour they experience things most humans shouldn’t be able to. Of course this is just a children’s book and odd things are bound to happen, I just think the punishments are a little too much. Overall it was an interesting novel and a rememberable one so I definitely recommend it to everyone of all ages! 2/5 stars
@Celine of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Jun 02, 2020

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is a very interesting book. It’s about Charlie Bucket, who lives in poverty with his parents and four grandparents. One day he learns about the legends of Willy Wonka. Soon after, Wonka announces that five golden tickets have been placed in random Wonka bars. Whoever finds it will get to tour the factory. It is incredibly bizarre at some points as various parts of the factory can really be pure imagination. Some laughable areas, like the children receiving their punishments, are actually really horrific. Despite the silly nature of the story, it does teach valuable lessons to the reader. The story shows that people can be poor and still lead virtuous lives. Overall, it is a very good book. Would recommend it.

Nov 07, 2019

B 8 - 12Y : 810L : 192 pages

Jul 27, 2019

This book is my favorite book by Roald Dahl

MomoT Mar 21, 2019

There's a lot to love in this fantastical tale (though I do wish Dahl wasn't so keen on dismissing characters base on their looks). Watch young eyes grow wide imagining the delights and hazards of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.

Jul 19, 2018

When Willy Wonka decides to let five children into his chocolate factory, he decides to release five golden tickets in five separate chocolate bars, causing complete mayhem. The tickets start to be found, with the fifth going to a very special boy, called Charlie Bucket. With his Grandpa, Charlie joins the rest of the children to experience the most amazing factory ever. But not everything goes to plan within the factory. It was an amazing book and I feel every kid and teen should read it. It was funny, inspiring, and entertaining. I am sure most people have watched the movie but trust me the book was even better. I finished it in less than 5 days and told all of my friends to read it. I am actually very glad I read this book as it taught me so much. It has many good lessons hidden in it as well. The book was unexpected and always left me wondering what will happen in the next chapter, so I couldn’t put it down. I would totally recommend this book mostly to kids and teenagers (aged 11-17). I give this book a 4.7 out of 5 stars.
- @terrificbooklover of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Apr 12, 2018

Charlie is fun, amazing, and super-talented! Love him, and Willy Wonka!

Apr 12, 2017

The magic that we remember from being young is here, along with some pretty grown-up wit, and trenchant criticism of over-indulgence, selfishness, and media addictions... Worth coming back to. :)

Jan 26, 2017

so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 28, 2016

I wish I could go in the chocolate factory too! It would be so cool!

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Jun 28, 2016

" 5 golden ticket winners will be allowed to enter my Great chocolate factory"

Jun 28, 2015

''I have something very important to talk to you about, my dear Charlie.''

RowanReviews Feb 14, 2015

"Lollipops... what we call cavities on a stick."

Jun 11, 2014

"violet is as big a blueberry" lol

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“Everything in this room is eatable. Even I'm eatable! But that is called cannibalism, my dear children, and which is frowned upon in most society.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“Mr Willy Wonka can make marshmallows that taste of violets, and rich caramels that change colour every ten seconds as you suck them, and little feathery sweets that melt away deliciously the moment you put them between your lips. He can make chewing-gum that never loses its taste, and sugar balloons that you can blow up to enormous sizes before you pop them with a pin and gobble them up. And, by a most secret method, he can make lovely blue birds' eggs with black spots on them, and when you put one of these in your mouth, it gradually gets smaller and smaller until suddenly there is nothing left except a tiny little DARKRED sugary baby bird sitting on the tip of your tongue.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“But there was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“Of course they're real people. They're Oompa-Loompas...Imported direct from Loompaland...And oh what a terrible country it is! Nothing but thick jungles infested by the most dangerous beasts in the world - hornswogglers and snozzwangers and those terrible wicked whangdoodles. A whangdoodle would eat ten Oompa-Loompas for breakfast and come galloping back for a second helping.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“Good morning starshine the earth says hello....”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“Whipped cream isn't whipped cream at all if it hasnt been whipped with whips, just like poached eggs isn't poached eggs unless it's been stolen in the dead of the night.”

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Jun 23, 2016

Charlie is very poor. His dad works at a toothpaste factory only putting the caps on all day. Mr. Willy Wonka is giving 5 Golden tickets found in chocolate bars. One day Charlie...

Aug 22, 2015

Charlie Bucket finds the last Golden Ticket and goes inside Wonka's magical factory for a fantastic tour.

Jun 11, 2014

chapter 1

Charlie bucket is the child of a poor
family and she wanted to try to find a
golden ticket later she found a
dollar bill in the snow and bought 2
candy bars...

TDSRC2013_IR Jul 11, 2013

Charlie was from a poor family and won a ticket and then won the Wonka Factory

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

The story centers around an average and poor boy named Charlie Bucket, who lives in extreme poverty with his extended family, and his adventures inside the chocolate factory of Willy Wonka. Years prior to the beginning of the story, Willy Wonka opened the largest chocolate factory in the world, but spies stole his recipes, so he eventually closed the factory to the public. Then the factory began to run again while still closed to the public with the aid of 'mystery workers' and it had been running that way for the past ten years. Then one day Mr. Wonka decided to allow five children to visit the factory. Each child will win a lifetime supply of chocolate after the factory tour. The children have to find one of the five golden tickets hidden inside the wrapping paper of random Wonka bars. The hunt for the tickets turns into a world-wide mania, with each ticket find a media sensation and its finder an instant celebrity. Augustus Gloop (a boy who eats constantly), Veruca Salt (a girl who is spoiled), Violet Beauregarde (a girl who chews gum all day), Mike Teavee (a boy who is addicted to television), and Charlie Bucket win the tickets and visit the factory.


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