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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Written by Roald Dahl & illustrated by Quentin Blake
Published by Puffin Books
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From the author of The BFG and Matilda!

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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Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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6.5 / 7.0

We had so much fun with this book. It is a book beyond all imagination. It gets all the wheels spinning in our little boys’ minds. They love hearing all the descriptions of the chocolates and candies. And it is especially encouraging that little Charlie Bucket is such a good and caring boy that has good returned to him in every sense of the word.

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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
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Who Wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

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Who Illustrated Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Quentin Blake

Sir Quentin Blake, the first-ever Children’s Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated nearly 300 books, including most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books. He lives in London.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780142410318
Publication Date:
September 6, 1964
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
173258565
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0142410314
Lexile:
810L
Guided Reading Level:
R
Accelerated Reader Points:
5.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
20
ATOS Book Level:
4.8
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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