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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Description

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 to be exact. The lucky five who find a Golden Ticket in their Wonka chocolate bars will receive a private tour of the factory, given by Mr. Wonka himself. For young Charlie Bucket, this a dream come true. And, 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 rumors 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.


Reviews

  • "Children's Book Week Supplement" in November 7, 1964 issue of The Saturday Review (read online)

Awards

  • New England Round Table of Children's Librarians Award (USA 1972)
  • Surrey School award (UK 1973)
  • Millennium Children's Book Award (UK 2000)
  • Blue Peter Book Award (UK 2000)

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Knopf, 1964
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Allen &
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Puffin, 1988
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Puffin, 1998
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Knopf, 2001
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Puffin, 2004
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Knopf, 2004
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Puffin, 2005
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Puffin, 2007
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Puffin, 2011
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Penguin
Classics, 2011

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Galician Cover Illustration – "Charlie e a Fábrica de chocolate"

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2006
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Note: Galician is a language spoken in part of Spain.


Italian Cover Illustration – "La Fabbrica Di Cioccolato"

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Pacini, 2003
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Spanish Cover Illustration – "Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate"

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Santillana USA
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Alfaguara Infantil, 2005
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Russian Cover Illustration – "Charli i shokoladnaya fabrika"

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Zaharov, 2000
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2005
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Ajris-press, 2009
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