Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is a humor and fantasy fiction novel first published in 1964. This book tells the story of Mr. Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and five lucky children who got an entry ticket for a tour.

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  • Joseph Austin
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This book is definitely one of my childhood favorites and probably one of the best books ever written for kids. If you're a big fan of the movie, than this book will definitely peak your interest. It goes into way more detail about Charlie and his family; also there's additional information about the epilogue of the story that the movie never addresses. I highly recommend this book to anyone as if spurs a lot of imagination and nostalgia in it's simplistic writing style."
  • Virginia Carpenter
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is very imaginative for kids. "
  • Daniel Gonzales
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Charlie and the Chocolate factory is an all time classic. I read it for school, and have seen the original movie. It's a fun story that also makes me crave chocolate."
  • Ralph Collins
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is Willy Wonka, need I say more? This is a timeless classic that is so awesome, I cannot say enough about it. The re-read value on this is inmeasurable. I absolutely love this book concerning all you can eat candy. This book is awesome and the movies based on the book are even better."
  • Olivia Guerrero
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is his classic book. I recommend everyone reads it at least once in their life. This book always takes me to another world when I read it, it's great. It reminds me of childhood and simpler times."
  • Jeffrey Wells
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the most iconic childrens books of all time. It's bizzare, but interesting and the narrative that you can do anything and be anything if you play your cards right is a powerful one. My kids love it"
  • George Carlson
    Written on March 15, 2018
    " It is not a bad option, however, according to my tastes I inclined to; The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Published by Wordsworth Editions Ltd, United Kingdom (1997)  Wilde s only novel, first published in 1890, is a brilliantly designed puzzle, intended to tease conventional minds with its exploration of the myriad interrelationships between art, life, and consequence. From its provocative Preface, challenging the reader to believe in art for art sake, to its sensational conclusion, the story self-consciously experiments with the notion of without an element of design. Yet Wilde himself underestimated the consequences of his experiment, and its capacity to outrage the Victorian establishment. Its words returned to haunt him in his court appearances in 1895, and he later recalled the note of doom which runs like a purple thread through its carefully crafted prose. "
  • Nicholas Oliver
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a classic novel it's a humorous and fantasy driven book about a candy factory and luck. The book is very rewarding and really draws the reader in with the mysterious details and fascination of the factories. The book explores an almost fantasy world without leaving your room all packed in a book. "
  • Jennifer Dixon
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an amazing piece of fantasy and fun. All the world is candy in Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory! Charlie wins the prize of a lifetime after getting a golden ticket in a chocolate bar that he bought - a tour through with Willy Wonka himself! He takes his grandpa with him and the two experience oddities and fun together with the other golden ticket winners."
    Tejas Patil
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Great book to read when you want some fantasy"
  • Reyna Jaramillo
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "I've watched this movie as a child. It was great to find this book and read it, yes even as an adult. This is a great book. I have even read it to my small children and they love it too. It is a fun book. Really keeps you interested. This is one of the books listed on the BBC so it was a great find for that also. I recommend purchasing this book today. It is very inexpensive and will provide a great read for you and your children. "
  • Gloria Chapman
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "This is a CLASSIC book that is a must read for every child and adult. It is a staple in everyone's life."
  • Robert Richards
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The definitive 'lottery winner' book. Charlie and the chocolate factory is as good as the day it was written and children of all ages always love it. The only downside about the book is it has no Johnny Depp."
  • James Wallace
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "A timeless story from one of the greatest authors of our time. This story is charming, clever, and teaches children life lessons through the actions of the characters. Could you imagine winning a tour through the greatest chocolate factory in the world? Well, if you ever wondered what it's like, check out this book."
    Jessica Guerrero
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is still one of my favorite books. I read this book for the first time when I was in second grade and it has been in my top 5 ever since. I began reading this book to my own children and they are just as infatuated with it as I was at their age."
    Amanda Dean
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "This is a great book for kids! To me, it creates anticipation which makes you want to read more and more. I also love the humor in this book. "
  • Emma Howell
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "A true classic. The depth of story and characters is truly one of a kind. The author brings the chocolate factory to life for the reader. "
  • Diane Riley
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "One of my favorite stories is the tale of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This classic is a "must-read" for children and helped to peak my early interest in literature. What child doesn't love the idea of visiting a giant candy factory, filled with wonder and mystery?"
  • Virginia Gutiérrez
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a tried and true storybook for kids. It tells the story of Charlie and his whimsical trip to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. A book all kids, boys and girls alike, love to read. Highly recommended!!"
  • Gloria Schneider
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "This is a great solution to the topic. This book is one that everyone has read and loved. While it is subjective calling this the best solution - this book has stood the test of time making it one that many have read and enjoyed. "
  • Rogelio Saucedo
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "One of the best classic fantasy books ever, ranks up there with The Wizard of Oz. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has of course been made into two separate movies, but there are details in the book which don't make it onto the big screen in either of those. It's always good to read the original and appreciate the vision of the author. This book is a classic for good reason."
  • Janet Adams
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "When looking for the best of anything I want options, not just one specific thing. Had my topic been looking for just one book this solution may have worked but having a twelve year old child myself I do not think this fits the age category, it would suit a younger age bracket."
  • Saúl Meléndez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is an excellent choice. Ronald Dahl's work is very imaginative, and had me enthralled in the plot of the story (even though I could kind of guess where it was going). The book really had me in stitches in some places, and totally engrossed in it."
  • Anthony Dunn
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "Classic book for all kids to read. Fun, entertaining, educational. Recommend and think your kids will like it too! "
  • Brian Fuller
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "For being written by someone who chose working instead of going to college, this book would make a wonderful university text comprising subjects as human relations, manufacturing processes, logic, astronomy and, obviously, economics. The ride within the factory feels like an exploration of a new, unknown universe accessible through the black hole of an entry ticket. I personally felt a virtuous circle from this book: It helped me appreciate the Tim Burton movie, and the movie helped me appreciate the book more."
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