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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Alfred A. Knopf, 1964, USA.
      • Illustrated by: Joseph Schindelman
    • Allen & Unwin, 1967, UK.
      • Illustrated by: Faith Jaques
  • Revised edition:
  • Excised material:
    • “Willy Wonka’s Hottest Item” chapter published in October 2014 issue of Vanity Fair
  • Censorship:
    • Removed from a locked reference collection at the Boulder, Colo. Public Library (1988), where it had been placed because the librarian thought the book espoused a poor philosophy of life.
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Description

Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last!

But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!


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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)

Articles


Criticism and Analysis


Fun Stuff

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Quiz

Merchandise


Covers


Afrikaans Covers – Charlie en die Sjokoladefabriek


Armenian Covers – Չարլին և շոկոլադի գործարանը


Catalan Covers


French Covers – Charlie et la chocolaterie


Galician Covers – Charlie e a fábrica de chocolate


German Covers – Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik


Hindi Covers


Italian Covers – La Fabbrica Di Cioccolato


Korean Covers – 찰리와 초콜릿 공장


Norwegian Covers


Polish Covers – Fabryka Czekolady


Portuguese Covers


Russian Covers – Чарли и шоколадная фабрика


Spanish Covers – Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate


Turkish Covers – Charlie’nin Çikolata Fabrikasi


Vietnamese Covers – Charlie và nhà máy sôcôla


Welsh Covers – Charlie a’r Ffatri Siocled