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Roald Dahl/Charlie Boxed Set (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator) Hardcover – September 11, 2001

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Deliciously madcap mayhem and out-of-this-world fantasy--this is what you'll find within the casing of this boxed set of two of Roald Dahl's most brilliant creations: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

For decades, delighted readers of all ages have explored Willy Wonka's fabulous chocolate factory, met the Oompa Loompas, and sampled the chocolate river along with Augustus Gloop. And later, they have zoomed off into the stratosphere in the most remarkable elevator ever created. Now, a new generation of readers barely needs to pause between the first and the second of Roald Dahl's masterful volumes. Hardcover editions of each title, illustrated of course by the incomparable Quentin Blake, are tucked in a handy cardboard sleeve, ready for the next set of hungry eyes. Sadly, the convenience of the set is counterbalanced by the poor quality of the paper used for the books. Classics like these deserve thick, creamy, opaque pages; not the flimsy, rough, semitransparent sheets used here. (Ages 7 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; Slp edition (September 11, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375815597
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375815591
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.6 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There are few books I actually WANT to pick up and read again just for the heck of it, and in this package you actually get 2! Many people have never even heard of the Great Glass Elevator, so this is a great way to expose them to it. I must have read each of these books a dozen times over the years and I never tire of them. As I grow older I am also seeing more and reading more into them then I ever noticed before, making each read more interesting than the next. Of course, if you plan on reading Chocolate Factory, be sure to have plenty of choclates around, you can't hardly help yourself.
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When I received my box set --my eyes nearly burst from the sockets. These books are absolutely PERFECT!
A must have for Roald Dahl fans -for sure. You have not experienced the Chocolate Factory until you have READ the book. For those that seem to thrive off the movie (and I love the movie, don't get me wrong) but the book -ahh, now you are going to get into the sinister mind of Dahl through these pages of delights. The character and their punishments are just a little more .....well, you be the judge and read the book!
Let's just say, Dahl is quite brutal but poetically just.
Charlie and the Glass Elevator is a bonus in this set!!
I highly encourage book lovers and Dahl fans alike to get this set --you will only find yourself as a child again enjoying the mystery and magic of Charlie's sweet adventure. These scrumptious delights will entertain even adults.
If you haven't read "Matilda" (which I classify Dahl's best work) you have truly deprived yourself. "The Witches" another of Dahl's handwork. These are only the icing on the cake of his works!
(the books are TOP quality and well worth the price -and then some)
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Let me just start off by saying that I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. After seeing the movie version with Gene Wilder, I had to read the book, so I rented the ORGINIAL edition from my library and fell in love with it. Then I rented the sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator and enjoyed it just as much.

My only complaint with this edition is the illustrations by Quentin Blake. Let me just be bluntly honest: they are horrible! They look as if a five year old drew them! I don't like the way any of the characters look, especially Willy Wonka. In Blake's illustrations they all look just poor, mediocre, stupid and dopey. They don't add to the book or enhance your visualization of the characters but detract from it. I don't expect Alan Lee-like drawings, just something a bit more better drawn and closer to the characters in the book.

The critic on Amazon calls the illustrator "the incomparable Blake." I'd like to choke when I read that. Incomparable? Yeah right. Just compare this one with the ORIGINAL illustrations by Joseph Schindelman and you'll see that Blake is definitely a big step down in quality. Joseph Schindelman, to me, really captured the goodness and innonence of Charlie and the delightfulness and lovablness of Willy Wonka in his illustrations, and more importantly, they match Roald Dahl's descriptions well. They look more like people and more like you imagined them to look like. When I think of Willy Wonka and Charlie, my mind goes back to the illustrations of Joseph Schindelman; there just better done and more like characters. They are much more charming than the stick figure we have with long nose and bug eyes in Blake's Wonka.

And this guy is a teacher? It looks to me like he needs to be taught a few art lessons.
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I remember reading this when I was growing up with my Mom. We recently picked up the 70s version of the movie elsewhere, and I figured we'd get the books for bedtime reading. A classic kid's book that kid-o is really excited about.
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This is a nice boxed set, having both classics in hardbound collection. The books themselves are very nice, and nice addition to a collectors library. I have the collector's blu ray to go with this also.
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but I wished I could find it as just the single books rather than in a set. My son likes the Roald Dahl books and has read many of them but the set seemed more expensive than if we would have purchased them separately.
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Charlie Bucket is that quintessentially Roald Dahl hero: vulnerable, trapped by circumstance, thrust into the limelight for a task he seems completely ill-suited to face, yet triumphant because of his innate goodness.

Far from a morality tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is like a weird story told by your favorite aunt or uncle, which at first seems to be a story of luck, but turns out to be everyone's story: a tale about growing from a child to an adult.

Dahl has a terrific sense of pacing and plot. He starts with a couple of sentences on each page. Here are Charlie's ancient grandparents---so old that they take up barely a few wrinkly scratches for illustration. Here are his well-meaning, blank-faced parents, with bland and innocent expressions. Here's Charlie--- disheveled hair, straight nose, simple garments, a hopeful smile. That's it for the first three pages. Many commenters say they hate Quentin Blake's drawings. So did I---at first. They seem sloppy and careless; to a non-artist's eyes, they seem unflattering, ugly. You won't find Disney-like or manga-esque outsized cartoon eyes or cherubic cheeks here. Eyes are simple dots, the mouths, a slash. Smiles are full of grotesque teeth. Noses are angled like guns. However, Blake illustrated almost all of Dahl's books, and they are perfect to Dahl's quirky, subversive temperament. They address the question of assumptions. They are exactly right for Dahl because they are exactly right for children. Children have not learned to expect the conventional kind of beauty, or to judge the unbeautiful. They have an open mind.
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