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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket #1)

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Release Date
September 01, 1964
ISBN
0141301155
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Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last, and only five lucky children will be allowed inside. But what they find is even wilder than any of the wild rumors they've heard!

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Great book! Great characters. Great classic. NOTICE! 100% BETTER THAN THE MOVIE! Best Part: "Daddy I want a squirrel!"
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Andrew Reviewed by Andrew April 26, 2013
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#1 Dahl Book!

Great book! Great characters. Great classic. NOTICE! 100% BETTER THAN THE MOVIE! Best Part: "Daddy I want a squirrel!"

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Reader reviewed by GRgenius

Charlie Bucket is the lonely, but loved, little boy at the heart of this story.  He takes care of his family in his own little way and is rewarded by fate (and a little luck) with a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.  Little does he know the wonders that await inside for though this candy maker has been living the live of a recluse to the outside world, he has created his own within his factory walls.  Take a walk on the chocolate side in this whimsical tale of wonder, family, and of course, candy!

Personally, I did not read this as a child....I saw the movie with Gene Wilder playing the mysterious candy maker.  I must say I loved it and felt truly sad and happy (when appropriate) for little Charlie!  Years later, having heard of the movie remake (with Johnny Depp) about to be released, I thought I would go ahead and read the original story.  Boy was I surprised to find out that the movie version I held dear was further from the book than the new wacky redo!  In the end, I love all three....how about you?  Recommended for readers of all ages!  Happy reading!

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a reader Reviewed by a reader September 10, 2009
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A Chocolate Lover's Delight!

Reader reviewed by GRgenius

Charlie Bucket is the lonely, but loved, little boy at the heart of this story.  He takes care of his family in his own little way and is rewarded by fate (and a little luck) with a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.  Little does he know the wonders that await inside for though this candy maker has been living the live of a recluse to the outside world, he has created his own within his factory walls.  Take a walk on the chocolate side in this whimsical tale of wonder, family, and of course, candy!

Personally, I did not read this as a child....I saw the movie with Gene Wilder playing the mysterious candy maker.  I must say I loved it and felt truly sad and happy (when appropriate) for little Charlie!  Years later, having heard of the movie remake (with Johnny Depp) about to be released, I thought I would go ahead and read the original story.  Boy was I surprised to find out that the movie version I held dear was further from the book than the new wacky redo!  In the end, I love all three....how about you?  Recommended for readers of all ages!  Happy reading!

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Reader reviewed by VictoriaD

Charlie And the Chocolate Factory was one of my favorite books ever written by Roald Dahl. I finished this book in one day. Charlie Bucket was such an interesting character to this book as was Willy Wonka. After I finished, I couldn't wait to read more of Roald Dalh's books.

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a reader Reviewed by a reader February 04, 2009
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Yummy!!

Reader reviewed by VictoriaD

Charlie And the Chocolate Factory was one of my favorite books ever written by Roald Dahl. I finished this book in one day. Charlie Bucket was such an interesting character to this book as was Willy Wonka. After I finished, I couldn't wait to read more of Roald Dalh's books.

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Reader reviewed by Sylvie

I liked this book because of silliness and great word choice. When people talk Roald Dahl puts humor into every characters speech. I have had moments when i cry, and moments when i fall off my chair laughing

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was one of my #1 favorites by this Author. I recommend it to young teens such as ages: 5-10 yrs. of age.

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*laughing out loud*
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a reader Reviewed by a reader May 12, 2008
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Awesome Book!!! My #1 favorite!!

Reader reviewed by Sylvie

I liked this book because of silliness and great word choice. When people talk Roald Dahl puts humor into every characters speech. I have had moments when i cry, and moments when i fall off my chair laughing

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was one of my #1 favorites by this Author. I recommend it to young teens such as ages: 5-10 yrs. of age.

Submitted by:
Sylvie Hudson
*laughing out loud*

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Reader reviewed by K. Hager

I first read this book when I was 10 and on my way to a Santa Bear breakfast with my sister. I read it in the car and I couldn't put it down. I actually wanted to take it into the restaurant with me! It just takes you into this cool world where this magical candy factory exists.

After I read the book, I tried to watch the movie, but I didn't like it. I have never been able to watch the whole thing through. However, I do like the Johnny Depp version a lot better.

Even if you've seen the movies, you should definitely read the novel. It is so much more descriptive and exciting than either of the movies.
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a reader Reviewed by a reader April 23, 2007
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Better than the movies!

Reader reviewed by K. Hager

I first read this book when I was 10 and on my way to a Santa Bear breakfast with my sister. I read it in the car and I couldn't put it down. I actually wanted to take it into the restaurant with me! It just takes you into this cool world where this magical candy factory exists.

After I read the book, I tried to watch the movie, but I didn't like it. I have never been able to watch the whole thing through. However, I do like the Johnny Depp version a lot better.

Even if you've seen the movies, you should definitely read the novel. It is so much more descriptive and exciting than either of the movies.

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Reader reviewed by Nat

Charlie buys a chocolate bar that contains one of five tickets that will allow him to tour Willy Wonka's factory. The other four children have to leave the tour due to the fact that they are lazy, spoiled, and greedy. Augustus Gloop is a greedy boy who eats too much. He falls into the chocolate waterfall because he leans too far when he drinks. Veruca Salt is a horrid girl that is VERY spoiled. She gets pushed down the garbage shute because she goes into the NUT ROOM to grab a squirrel for a pet. Charlie and his grandpa remain safe because the Bucket family are poor and are not a bunch of spoiled people.

I liked this book because of the clever rhymes, the creativity, and all the cool inventions.
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a reader Reviewed by a reader January 26, 2006
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A Sweet Adventure

Reader reviewed by Nat

Charlie buys a chocolate bar that contains one of five tickets that will allow him to tour Willy Wonka's factory. The other four children have to leave the tour due to the fact that they are lazy, spoiled, and greedy. Augustus Gloop is a greedy boy who eats too much. He falls into the chocolate waterfall because he leans too far when he drinks. Veruca Salt is a horrid girl that is VERY spoiled. She gets pushed down the garbage shute because she goes into the NUT ROOM to grab a squirrel for a pet. Charlie and his grandpa remain safe because the Bucket family are poor and are not a bunch of spoiled people.

I liked this book because of the clever rhymes, the creativity, and all the cool inventions.

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Reader reviewed by Rosie

This is an amazing book! I bet almost every one has seen at least one of the movies, but not many people have read the book. I recomened it to every one. Just as well the movies. But you should only read it if you are eating chocolate at the same time, or you will get very HUNGRY!
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a reader Reviewed by a reader November 07, 2005
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The Book That Made Me Hungry

Reader reviewed by Rosie

This is an amazing book! I bet almost every one has seen at least one of the movies, but not many people have read the book. I recomened it to every one. Just as well the movies. But you should only read it if you are eating chocolate at the same time, or you will get very HUNGRY!

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Reader reviewed by charlene

It was funny read, very much down-to-earth fantasy (if it's possible). The entire story is rather absurd and that's why it's funny. Bad thing about is that the candy and chocolate sounded so tempting that I felt like eating it, too. So compliments to Roald Dahl. Nevertheless, it's worth while reading.
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a reader Reviewed by a reader October 30, 2005
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somewhat freaky

Reader reviewed by charlene

It was funny read, very much down-to-earth fantasy (if it's possible). The entire story is rather absurd and that's why it's funny. Bad thing about is that the candy and chocolate sounded so tempting that I felt like eating it, too. So compliments to Roald Dahl. Nevertheless, it's worth while reading.

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Reader reviewed by shannon

This is probably one of my favorite Roland Dahl books. But I'm biased since I absolutely love chocolate and ca't seem to live with out it. He uses such ways to discribe the cand factory that you can picture it in your mind. I felt like I was Charlie and dreamed about going to a candy factory just like Wonka's.
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a reader Reviewed by a reader September 19, 2005
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ohhh! Chocolate

Reader reviewed by shannon

This is probably one of my favorite Roland Dahl books. But I'm biased since I absolutely love chocolate and ca't seem to live with out it. He uses such ways to discribe the cand factory that you can picture it in your mind. I felt like I was Charlie and dreamed about going to a candy factory just like Wonka's.

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