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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. [Unknown Binding]

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  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)

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The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author.

His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. Some of his better-known works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The BFG.

He died in November 1990.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a book written by the famous author, Roald Dahl. It is illustrated by Quentin Blake and published by Puffin Books. We read part of the book in our literacy lessons as part of our work on Authors and Letters, and wanted to share our ideas!

The story follows Charlie Bucket. He wins a Golden Ticket which allows him to go into the famous chocolate factory of Willy Wonka. Lots of adventures happen inside the factory, and there are some astonishing descriptions of the sweets and children in the factory.

The main character is Charlie Bucket. He is our favourite character because he is very polite, kind, cheerful, patient, enthusiastic and he is not too young but not too old either. The magical Willy Wonka is another character, and he owns the biggest chocolate factory in the world. Grandpa Joe is Charlie's grandpa, and he is ninety six and a half years old!

We love all the parts of the story that describe the delicious, creamy chocolate of course! The explosive plot is also very exciting. Our favourite parts are when Mike Teavee gets sent across the room through a television, when Grandpa Joe does a victory dance after Charlie finds a Golden Ticket, when Augustus Gloop goes up the chocolate pipe, when Willy Wonka takes the children to see the squirrels, and when Violet Beauregarde is turned into a blueberry. We also love the Oompa Loompas because they are as small as your knee and they sing lots of funny songs.

We think that Roald Dahl's story teaches you not to be greedy, and that everyone can enjoy life and be happy.

We would highly recommend this outstanding book for children like us, between the ages of six and twelve.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cross Generational Delight 4 Nov 2009
By Andrew
When I was a boy ... no really ... I used to love hanging around in the school library and the book I used to most want to read, one of the few to really capture my imagination (we're talking mid seventies) was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Very, very fond memories. What a delight then to have sent it (by the magic of Amazon) across the Atlantic to my 6 year old nephew and to hear he just loves it and wants it to have it read over and over.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books ever written 20 Jan 2003
Roald Dahl's darkly sarcastic but never patronising style has made his books hugely popular with children all over the world. This is my favourite book of his by a long way. His books give children exactly what they want to read with a child's-eye view and not an adult's perception of what children should like which makes so many children's books disappointing to read. They are also hugely funny with great characters showing just how absurd grown ups are and how unfair the adult world can be. I've never met anyone who didn't like Roald Dahl's childrens books when they were a child.
I first read this book in hospital as a child and it has been with me ever since. I do truly believe it is one of the top five best books ever written. It has a great story, great characters and it's a great exciting and funny read. I would recommend it to anyone of any age, from young children having it read to them to older children reading theirselves or even adults so that they never forget what it's like to be a child.
Some people have even considered this book to have religious symbolism with it's themes of tempation and sin. I'm not sure about that, and I'm not going to go into it here, but it shows the levels this book could be read at if you felt the need to overanalyse it.
A great, hugely funny & gripping book I would highly recommend to anyone who hasn't read it yet. I challenge anyone not to enjoy this book. Even the stuffiest and most boring adult will find something to appreciate here and all children will be simply delighted with it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 20 Jan 2013
By Kiki1
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I downloaded this kindle version for my 8 year old daughter's tablet recently, as she enjoys reading and loved the film.

She loves it and was engrossed whilst reading. She especially loved the illustrations and whilst scrolling through, I didn't notice any obvious spelling or grammer errors.

It would be worth noting that as these books and books by this author are geared towards children, the publishers should take this into account when setting the kindle price! This kindle version was quite expensive, more so than the books I download for myself. To encourage young children to want to read, the price should be more reasonable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charlie 9 Sep 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Wonderful book - loved by our grandchildren - aged 4 and 6.
Illustrations make it much more acceptable for younger children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book review by Melis Trimmer 18 Feb 2009
A Kid's Review
The story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is about a very poor boy from a very poor family. The family was so poor they can't even afford anything but cabbage, a small cottage and a small dirty creasy bed. The poor boy was named Charlie, Charlie's dad is the only one with a job and his job was rubbish, but I suppose it is better than nothing!!! His job was screwing caps on the top of tooth paste tubes. He barely gets any money from his job. Now for the exciting bit of the story - One fine day ... the world's best chocolate inventor " drum roll please" willy Wonka - who wore a black top hat and a purple jacket, he has got quite a pale face and a long walking stick. Anyway, as I was saying, one day Willy Wonka made 5 golden tickets and randomly placed them in to 5 of his chocolate bars. Each child that got one of these tickets was allowed to go into Willy wonka's chocolate factory and see every single tichy bit of chocolate that willy wonka had invented! I really mean every bit of chocolate. The five lucky children in order were Augustus Gloop who was very fat and ugly, the second golden ticket went to Veruca Salt, the third ticket went to Violet Beaureguard; she was so gross she chewed gum for days and when she had dinner she stuck her gum behind her ear and she put her gum on the edge of her bed every night. The fouth person was Mike Tevee. Mike, his eyes were virtually stuck on the TV all the time. Charlie was so worried in case he would not win the last golden ticket. The 5th person was............CHARLIE!!! Charlie was so happy that he quickly ran home to tell everyone he could bring one person with him and he decided to choose his favorite person who was Grandpa Joe.... Read more ›
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