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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Re-issue edition (1 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141334371
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141334370
  • Product Dimensions: 26.3 x 1 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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For the first time in a decade, Willy Wonka, the reclusive and eccentric chocolate maker, is opening his doors to the public--well, five members of the public, actually. The lucky five who find a Golden Ticket in their Wonka bars will receive a private tour of the factory, given by Mr Wonka himself. For young Charlie Bucket, this a dream come true. So when he finds a dollar bill in the street, he can't help but buy two Wonka's Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delights--even though his impoverished family could certainly use the extra dollar for food. But as Charlie unwraps the second chocolate bar, he sees the glimmer of gold just under the wrapper. The very next day, Charlie, along with his unworthy fellow winners Mike Teavee, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde and Augustus Gloop, steps through the factory gates to discover whether or not the rumours surrounding the Chocolate Factory and its mysterious owner are true. What they find is that the gossip can't compare to the extraordinary truth, and for Charlie, life will never be the same again. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: another unforgettable masterpiece from the legendary Roald Dahl, never fails to delight, thrill and utterly captivate. (Ages 9 to 12) --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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He was our modern Pied Piper (The Times)

Blake is beyond brilliant . . . his partnership with Roald Dahl was made in heaven (Daily Telegraph)

The ultimate children's story, ever (David Walliams)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Rob Monster on 20 Jan 2003
Format: Paperback
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 By Kiki1 on 20 Jan 2013
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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Marion Peart on 9 Sep 2010
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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 A Kid's Review on 18 Feb 2009
Format: Paperback
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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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 April 2001
Format: Paperback
I grew up listening to the teachings of Mr Dahl, having his books read to me, then re-reading them when I was older. One of my favourite has always been the story of Charlie, and his rages to riches tale.
This is a wonderfully lighthearted novel, which has the social and moral undertones evident in many of Dahls works.
For those of you unfamiliar with the work,I will not spoil it by giving away the plot, however, I must say that this is a very involving novel, and we easily find ourselves seeped into the unfortunate world of Charlie, as we travel with him through his adventures. I found my self in a lottery-win style state of mind when Charlie finally found the final Golden Ticket, the key to the door of his happiness.
All in all, I simply must recommend this novel to everyonde, young and old. It is one of those finds that you will never let go: I still have the copy I was read as a four yearold.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. H. Evans on 19 Sep 2009
Format: Audio CD
My 2 boys, aged 5 and 6, loved listening to this and it kept them very quiet in the car for longer than expected. They have listened to it again and again since they got it and don't seem to be bored yet!
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