Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Dramatic Publishing, Jan 1, 1976 - Juvenile Fiction - 60 pages
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Celebrate fifty years of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
First published in 1964 with whimsical illustrations by Joseph Schindelman, Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" became an instant classic. Now this special commemorative edition brings back Schindelman's beloved original illustrations. Perfect for old fans and new fans alike, it's sure to become a treasured family favorite.

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I just love Roald Dahl's writing. - Goodreads
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July 2012 Cover to Cover Book Club selection. - Goodreads
Even the pictures were a little creepy. - Goodreads

Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket #1)

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Nice fictional novel! One of my favourites! Read full review

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Luke's Review: 6 star rating This book was about Charlie Bucket and 4 other children that visit Mr. Willy Wonka's chocolate factory in order to receive a lifetime of chocolate. However, all of the ... Read full review

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About the author (1976)

Roald (pronounced "Roo-aal") was born in Llandaff, South Wales. He had a relatively uneventful childhood and was educated at Repton School. During World War II he served as a fighter pilot and for a time was stationed in Washington, D.C.. Prompted by an interviewer, he turned an account of one of his war experiences into a short story that was accepted by the Saturday Evening Post, which were eventually collected in Over to You (1946). Dahl's stories are often described as horror tales or fantasies, but neither description does them justice. He has the ability to treat the horrible and ghastly with a light touch, sometimes even with a humorous one. His tales never become merely shocking or gruesome. His purpose is not to shock but to entertain, and much of the entertainment comes from the unusual twists in his plots, rather than from grizzly details. Dahl has also become famous as a writer of children's stories. In some circles, these works have cased great controversy. Critics have charged that Dahl's work is anti-Semitic and degrades women. Nevertheless, his work continues to be read: Charlie and Chocolate Factory (1964) was made into a successful movie, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.

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