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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Format:  Paperback,

176 pages

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publish Date: Aug 2007

ISBN-13: 9780142410318

ISBN-10: 0142410314

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Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last
But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life

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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Aug 2007
ISBN-13: 9780142410318
ISBN-10: 0142410314
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.3
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 7.75 x 0.5

About the author

Biography of Dahl, Roald

Roald (pronounced "Roo-aal") was born in Llandaff, South Wales. He had a relatively uneventful childhood and was educated at Repton School. During World War II he served as a fighter pilot and for a time was stationed in Washington, D.C.. Prompted by an interviewer, he turned an account of one of his war experiences into a short story that was accepted by the Saturday Evening Post, which were eventually collected in Over to You (1946). Dahl's stories are often described as horror tales or fantasies, but neither description does them justice.

He has the ability to treat the horrible and ghastly with a light touch, sometimes even with a humorous one. His tales never become merely shocking or gruesome. His purpose is not to shock but to entertain, and much of the entertainment comes from the unusual twists in his plots, rather than from grizzly details. Dahl has also become famous as a writer of children's stories. In some circles, these works have cased great controversy.

Critics have charged that Dahl's work is anti-Semitic and degrades women. Nevertheless, his work continues to be read: Charlie and Chocolate Factory (1964) was made into a successful movie, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.

Biography of Blake, Quentin

Award-winning illustrator and children's author, Quentin Blake was born in 1932. His first drawings were published in "Punch" when he was 16. He has illustrated almost 300 titles some in collaboration with famous writers such as Russell Hoban, John Yeoman and Roald Dahl. He is the creator of characters such as Mister Magnolia and Mrs. Armitage. His works have earned him numerous awards including the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, the Bologna Ragazzi Prize, and in 2002 the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration. In 1999, he was selected as the First Children's Laureate.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Bilby (Books I Love Best Yearly) Award, 2012 (Australia)

Book description

Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!

But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5★ by 4reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Addition to a young reader's library Roald Dahl has captured the wild and creative imaginations that young people have. A truly unselfish and caring young boy named Charlie dreams of winning the Golden ticket that will allow him to finally see the inside of the mysterious Wonka Factory.As Charlie tours the magical factory, he meets Mr. Wonka, and discovers that Mr. Wonka creates more than wonderful chocolate. Unfortunately Charlie also witnesses the consequences and actions of the other winners and their parents.The story of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' is the kind of story to capture the attention and awaken the imagination of young readers. 10/10/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Sweet! My class had a project in which this was needed to be read. I was worried that the one my teacher let me use would be different (by layout & wording), but was exactly like all the others! I love it! 04/21/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by My Son 8 year old son finish it in 4 days he loves it!!! 02/10/2013
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