- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Lexile Measure: 810L (What's this?)
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (August 16, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0142410314
- ISBN-13: 978-0142410318
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,291 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, along with Roald Dahl's other tales for younger readers, make him a true star of children's literature. Dahl seems to know just how far to go with his oddball fantasies; in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for example, nasty Violet Beauregarde blows up into a blueberry from sneaking forbidden chewing gum, and bratty Augustus Gloop is carried away on the river of chocolate he wouldn't resist. In fact, all manner of disasters can happen to the most obnoxiously deserving of children because Dahl portrays each incident with such resourcefulness and humor.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a singular delight, crammed with mad fantasy, childhood justice and revenge, and as much candy as you can eat. The book is also available in Spanish (Charlie y la Fabrica de Chocolate). (The suggested age range for this book is 9-12, but nobody this reviewer has met can resist it, including New York City bellhops, flight attendants, and grumpy teenagers.) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Who doesn't know Dahl's story of poverty-stricken little Charlie Bucket who finds one of Willie Wonka's golden tickets and, along with four other children, gets a tour of his amazing chocolate factory? Each of the other children demonstrates a common childhood failing, to extreme-gluttony, greediness, excessive gum-chewing, and TV addiction. As, one by one, they fall prey to the factory's enticements, soon only Charlie is left and he gets the ultimate prize. What's not to love in a story that circles around niceness and chocolate? Listeners will find themselves once again rooting for Charlie as Douglas Hodge performs the book with vim, vigor, tons of expression, and the occasional sound effect. This is a joyous leap into a childhood classic that both children and adults will enjoy.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary, Federal Way, WAα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It’s about a young boy's journey to winning a tour through the chocolate factory in his town. There are plenty of times where we laughed out loud at the ridiculous imagination of Roald Dahl. We are going to order the next one in the series so we can see what else happens!
Only I had never read the book. It has been on my list of books to read forever. However, it never worked out to read it. Until now.
I was delighted to see three works by Roald Dahl on the 100 BBC Books list. Matilda was one of my favorite books as a child! To make it even better Amazon offered a Kindle deal after Christmas discounting both Charley and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda. I was excited to finally read this book.
Charley and the Chocolate Factory is written for a younger audience. The children are all around the age of nine.
I hate to write a book review based upon the movie. However, it is rare that I have actually seen the movie before reading the book. I think this will tend to be the case for most everyone.
The book is different from both movies. It is simpler. This is not surprising when you consider the reading level of a nine year old. This is not to say that the book does not give you more then the movie. For one it gives you a way to picture the children and parents in which ever way you see fit. I also enjoy Willey Wonka in the book. He is not as over the top as Johnny Depp, but his is a bit more eccentric then in the original movie.
If you have not read Charley and the Chocolate Factory you should. Better yet, you should pick up the book and read it with (or to) a child.
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY shows off Dahl's wonderful imagination. I love the names of his characters and Wonka's inventions. I really liked Grandpa Joe and Charlie. And I loved Dahl's fun, simple plot, and his fanciful storytelling.
My only complaints were: 1) like MATILDA, the ending was too abrupt for me; 2) Willie Wonka appeared two-dimensional, and I never really liked him; 3) who was the antagonist? and 4) what was Charlie's goal as protagonist?
Despite breaking these basic storytelling rules, the book is still a lot of fun. However, I can't help wondering, given today's flooded, highly competitive book market, if an agent would have taken it on, and if they had, would a publisher have published it? I can hear the agents and editors now..."There's no antagonist!" "What's the protagonist's goal?" "The writing is too simple for today's sophisticated middle grade audience!"
Yes, I fear it would have never seen the light of day, and wouldn't that have been a horrible shame?
Most of Dahl's main characters are kids who solve the problems for adults. I would recommend "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" to people who like watching bad things happening to bad kids and especially to kids who like adventures and candy. I would also recommend this book to people who love good descriptive writing.