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The Complete Adventures Of Charlie And Mr Willy Wonka

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Introducing the amazing Willy Wonka, chocolate-maker extraordinary! Now in one volume are the complete works of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, two Willy Wonka classics from beloved author Roald Dahl.

In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka's famous, mysterious chocolate factory is opening its doors at last. But only fiv
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published 2001 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 1987)
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Jade McDonough
I think one of my favorite parts of motherhood is revisiting favorite books and sharing them with my kids. This is definitely one of those cases. We're reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for a bed time story for two reasons. One, I find it incredibly sad when my children think of the movie before the book in cases like this. Two, it's the best door into the universe of whimsy and fun that is Ronald Dahl.
Biondy
Judul: The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr. Willy Wonka
Penulis: Roald Dahl
Penerbit: Puffin Books
Halaman: 384 halaman
Terbitan: 2001

Introducing the amazing Willy Wonka, chocolate-maker extraordinary! Now in one volume are the complete works of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, two Willy Wonka classics from beloved author Roald Dahl.

In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka's famous, mysterious chocolate factory is opening its doors at last. B
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Shaun
Just read this book which includes both Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, (5 stars) and it's less popular sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (3.5 stars) out loud to the kids.

Both stories are classic Dahl, though Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is undoubtedly the stronger of the two.

I think writing to kids is much harder than most people realize and Dahl is a master. His sense of humor as well as his ability to exaggerate his characters attributes to the point of being almost ridicul
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Thomas Cicatiello
Imagine going to a chocolate factory all day long with a very "interesting" owner that has one or two tricks up his sleeve. Of course I am talking about "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". One of the best books in the world. This book is about a young poor boy named Charlie, duuuuuuuuuuuh, and his journey through Willy Wonkas Choclate Factory with a bunch of really spoiled kids that end up disappearing one by one. Follow Charlie through this tasty journey full of magic, singing Oompa Loompas, a ...more
Sweet Sacrifice Forbidden Moonlight
I heard this story from my friend many years ago[ movie ] . But I never have it. Cause I very busy,but when I came to USA. The kid in my host family show the movie for me. I like very much.It's colorfull, some time we had a dream look like this story. And I want to learn English from this story. My host family borrow from library for me.It's like turn to a child agian.Have a wonderful world in a while time.Can got something from this story for still a life. And happy when know some word and can ...more
James Mayr
Roald Dahl is an author in his own league, writing what are ostensibly children's novels- relating exclusively to children's topics and focused on children as characters- but with a surreal and dark streak running through each. So it is with the classic duet of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (which the first film adaptation mistakenly refers to as "The Wonkavator"). These stories are more about family than the movies would have you believe, and the Won ...more
Ben Crisp
A masterpiece. Forget how good it really was until you read it again. So far ahead of its time, this one song is so prophetic and perfect.

“The most important thing we’ve learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
Them near your television set –
Or better still, just don’t install
The idiotic thing at all.
In almost every house we’ve been,
We’ve watched them gaping at the screen.
They loll and slop and lounge about,
And stare until their eyes pop out.
(Last week in someone’s plac
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Scott Sheaffer
Two well known stories by Dahl. I've seen the movie and thought that perhaps the books might be a bit darker and more adult. That would have been cool, but they weren't. They're okay children’s stories, the writing is mediocre and the stories are fun in a chocolate cake with frosting kinda way, mouthwatering to look at, good while you're eating it but in the end not memorable.
Mary
I have seen the Gene Wilder 1971 version of this film many times, but had never read the book. There are some significant differences between the book and the film, one being the ending of the film and two being the Oompah-Loompahs and their songs. This book is special among Dahl's work, I think, because the characters are absolute genius and Wonka and his chocolate factory are endlessly inventive.

This book differs from Dahl's other work in that Charlie is not really the hero of the story, whic
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Megan
Nov 27, 2008 Megan rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Megan by: School Requirement
This is one of the only times I'll say this but the movie was better than the book. This was one of Rhod Dhal's first books. I think the director of Charlie and the Chocolate factory was better than the book. I wouldn't read it.
Ethan
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie is a poor boy who wins a golden ticket which means he will get to go to Mr. Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory. He thinks the factory is amazing and giant. I don’t want to give away the end but something spectacular happened.

I loved the book it is really funny. It made me think “whoa, that is a giant factory”. It makes me want to have a giant chocolate factory. The only part I didn't like was that it was too short. I liked the book so much I decided to rea
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Noah S.
This book consisted of two books. The original Charlie and The Chocolate Factory book was pretty good. It was fantastical and crazy. The second book was awful. It was so warped and crazy. I wish the second book had never been written and put with the first because it brought the whole book down. It was crazy and had monsters and weird rooms. It did not make sense and did not have a point.

I would give the first book a 3 star rating.

The second book I would give a 1 star rating.

The initial story
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Beth Kline
This is the first chapter book that I've read to both Eleanor (almost 4) and Christopher (5.5). They absolutely loved it. The most amazing part was hearing Christopher spontaneously tell me how the movie (which we watched the next day) was different from the book. He really understood the book! Eleanor loves talking about the characters. She of course loved the girls. The part which gave them the most laugh was the "cream" part. Whipped cream, vanilla cream, pineapple cream, hair cream. They tho ...more
Harshita Malpani
When Willy Wonka decides to let five children into his chocolate factory, he decides to release five golden tickets in five separate chocolate bars, causing complete mayhem. The tickets start to be found, with the fifth going to a very special boy, called Charlie Bucket. With his Grandpa, Charlie joins the rest of the children to experience the most amazing factory ever. But not everything goes to plan within the factory. Written by FilmFanUK

Charlie Bucket comes from a poor family, and spends mo
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Jonathan Briggs
You won't hear me getting overly negative about the Harry Potter books. If they get people excited about books and reading and they're competently written, I'm fine with them. Let the kids read the Harry Potter. But to me, it's pretty weak tea compared with the books I loved when I was young. Take Roald Dahl, for instance. Dahl could write the red off of Rowling. Most people probably know the story of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" from the loved and lovely Gene Wilder movie or, God help yo ...more
Sabrina
Has anyone managed to make it through life without coming across Roald Dahl in some way or form, be it movie, quote, or book? He is one of the greatest story tellers of our time and shall continue to be known so for many years to come. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory holds a particularly special place in my memories for many a reason. When I was six years old, I read it to my best friend to soothe her when she lost her father. When I was 20, a young student of mine who lived in squalid conditi ...more
Mari
This Book contains two stories:
- Charlie and the Chocolate factory: 5 stars
- Charlie and the great glass elevator: 3.5 stars

I wanted to read this book because I absolutely love the Tim Burton movie "Charlie and the Chocolate factory" with Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka =D

The Movie is very accurate to the Book besides two things:
(view spoiler)
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Cami
Oct 21, 2008 Cami rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents and kids together
I chose the boxed set to link my review to because my son and I just finished reading these one after another. Considering these two books cover just one day (well except for the part leading up to when he discovers the 5th golden ticket) in Charlie's previously sad and uneventful life, this is how it should be read.
Anyway, there is so much fun language and entertaining dialogue in these books that I think they're a definite must-read-out-loud choice.
My son (5 years old) was enthralled!
Charlie i
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Hope Vaughn
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was my favorite movie as a young child. I watched that movie so many times I wore out the Betamax and the VHS copies. When I was in the second grade and finally able to handle chapter books, I checked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory out from my school’s library. I enjoyed the book, but I remember feeling that there was something not quite right about it. Willy Wonka was evil, not just playfully so like in the movie. The story that developed in my mind as I ...more
Steven Zachary
A timeless classic, what more can be said! Quentin Blake's art left a lot more to be desired hence the three stars. The story was engaging. I think this is one of the few books I'll even say is not as good as the ORIGINAL film. I realize there is a lot more to this story then when I read it as a child. The subtle similarities of greed and arrogance, and other human deficiencies. I loved this book and cannot wait to share it with my daughter's.
Heidi
My kids (ages 3-12) loved this book as we read it together. Great for discussing principles such as respect, humility, gratitude, hard work, kindness, gluttony, etc. as you read about the different characters. And, the golden ticket and the chocolate factory keep them very interested - especially if you enjoy chocolate while you read! They liked both movies that we watched afterwards, but not as much as they loved the book!

Melissa Hazelbaker
This is a read aloud that I do every year with my second graders. It is one that both they and myself LOVE! Many of the kids have seen the movie(s), but have never had the actual book read to them. Roald Dahl does a tremendous job describing Mr. Wonka's crazy, fantastic world. We stop and discuss adjectives throughout the book as well, as there are tons of them. This truly is one of my favorite kid's books. I recommend everyone reads!
Seohui
I read the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.( Just that. Because I don't have very much time to read....)

This book about boy who love~~~ chocolate. He want to get a many chocolate, but he can't. Because he lived very poor home. So he can't buy many chocolate. He can buy when he get money from road, when the his grandparents give him some of little money, and we get money for a chocolate.
One day, he get a money from the road. He want to went to the convenience store, and buy "Willy Wonka's Choc
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Steve
No surprises here and everyone knows how this one plays out. I do wanna take some time here to comment on the protagonist, Grandpa Joe. One thing I never understood; while all the parents and kids (except Charlie) are painted as rotten, petty, self-absorbed, selfish human beings, Grandpa Joe comes off as virtuous. He's as bad as, if not worse than, the rest of those pricks. He lays around in bed ALL FUCKING DAY while Charlie's parents wait on him and the other grandparents. He (literally) doesn' ...more
Scott Houston
These two Charlie Bucket stories were some of my favorite stories when I was in elementary school, and I really liked that Willy Wonka introduced me to the idea of an eccentric character. I think this book could be a fun way to get students to think about "gray" characters, in that it is not always clear if they are good or bad. For example, students could decide that the risks Wonka puts the children through are enough to make him a bad or dangerous character even though he is fond of Charlie. ...more
Mukgu Seven
Saya JATUH CINTA sama karya Roald Dahl karena dua kisah ini! Serius saya amat sangat menikmati baca kisahnya Charlie, Willy Wonka, juga keluarga Bucket. Di kisah pabrik coklat, kita diajak berkhayal bareng Oompa Loompa dan belajar banyak dari anak-anak yang beruntung masuk pabrik coklat. Tapi saya lebih suka kisah yang kedua, Great Glass Elevator, karena menurut saya lebih lucu, lebih seru, dan lebih asyik aja. Haha. Dasar Willy Wonka tuh emang orang aneh tapi TOP. Ide Roald Dahl tuh ada-ada aja ...more
Jonathan Currinn
Brilliant because you find both in one and you not only save money but also saves time. This annoys me at times because film makers never do both stories. It is well worth a read if you've seen the film and you want to compare it.
Anamelissa
I was shocked from the difference between the novel and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory(the original movie). I loved both none the less, yet to know that Tim Burton, whom I love, was more truthful to the book was surprising, in a good way.
Yet I felt I had been fooled. Like most I had watched the movie before I had ever read the book. Both the character in the book and in the movie gave out a different feel. Though both felt like they might be off balance, I found the actor far more frighte
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Maja Jeppesen
This is one of the many staples of my childhood. I remember reading this in the fourth grade, imagining the different characters despite having been influences by the movie. Dahl truly wrote a classic where, while the supporting characters aren't very rounded, are memorable and easy for any child to relate to. It's a wonderful book that reminds us that while we grow with time and learn with age, the fantasy domain of childhood isn't something we have to abandom, but take along with us though lif ...more
Recep Pehlivan
No one has ever read to me a book as my kindergarten teachers has, better than the movie(s). 1978 a warm chapter in my childhood thanks to memories os this book.
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Dahl's first published work, inspired by a meeting with C. S. Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya. Today the story is published as "A Piece of Cake". The story, about his wartime a
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