Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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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!



  • 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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Fun Stuff

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Quiz



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