Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1) by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)

Charlie Bucket's wonderful adventure begins when he finds one of Mr. Willy Wonka's precious Golden Tickets and wins a whole day inside the mysterious chocolate factory. Little does he know the surprises that are in store for him!(back cover)

Details Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)

TitleCharlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)
Release DateJun 2nd, 2005
PublisherPuffin Books
GenreChildrens, Fantasy, Fiction, Classics, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Humor, Adventure, Juvenile, Novels

Reviews Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)

  • Patrick
    Tonight I just finished reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory with my son. This is the first chapter book I've read all the way through with him. And it was a ton of fun. First off, I'll admit that I love the movie. I grew up with it. (I'm talking about the Gene Wilder version, of course.)I'll even admit to liking the movie better than the book. Which is something that doesn't happen very often with me. That said, the book is really, really g...
  • Grace Tjan
    Jess, my 7 year old little girl, gives it 5 stars.Comments while reading:How come someone is called Gloop? And Salt? Isnt that the thing that we use for cooking?What is spoiled? Oh, okay, Im NOT spoiled.Huh, Grandpa Joe is 96 years old?! How come that hes even older than my grandpa?How come Charlies dad cant work at the toothpaste factory anymore? What does bankrupt mean?Will Charlie ever get the golden ticket?Yes! Charlie found it!Mr. Wonka look...
  • Lyn
    Gene Wilder June 11, 1933 - August 29, 2016 - Goodbye Gene, you'll always be Willy Wonka to me.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl first published in 1964 was an immediate childrens classic and has inspired two film versions.I was surprised to see that neither of the films came close to Dahls text. Dahls Willy Wonka is a dark creature who killed children, crushed their bones and baked them into the candy bars.Just kidding.This is of c...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket #1), Roald DahlCharlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children's novel by British author Roald Dahl. The story features the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. in 1964 and in the United Kingdom by George Allen & Unwin, 11 months ...
  • JV (semi-hiatus)
    Dark humour, sinister undertones, and playful whimsy blend together to create a classic children's literature that is lusciously sweet and delightfully disturbing! "Mr Willy Wonka is the most amazing, the most fantastic, the most extraordinary chocolate maker the world has ever seen!" Come now, dear readers! Behave and pull yourselves together! This is not the time for dillydallying. Willy Wonka is about to welcome five lucky kids into his myster...
  • Sean Barrs The Ultra Vegan
    I was planning on writing an extremely argumentative review explaining how sadistically vile Willie Wonka is, and how his god-like complex ruined the lives of four flawed children. But that seems insensitive at the moment. Instead I shall simply say that Gene Wilder dominated his performance as Willie Wonka. He carried all the outward charm, the charisma and the playfulness, but still managed to portray the suggestions of darkness that permeate t...
  • Matthew
    My 2020 adventure revisiting some of my classic favorites from childhood with my kids continues! I just finished reading them Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and they loved it! I continue to feel great warmth and joy with the fact that they ask about reading time with as much enthusiasm as when they ask about tablet time. In fact, if they happen to be on tablets when I declare it is time to read, they drop them immediately and curl up on the co...
  • Henry Avila
    Somewhere in the cold climate of the northern United States, lived a poor little boy....constant hunger dominates his existence , freezing winds in the winter, flakes of snow falling down on his parent's shamble of a structure, the home they live in, on the outskirts of a large city, with his hard- pressed father and mother , four grandparents in a bed the ancients never leave , their small residence ready to collapse , cannot keep the weather ou...
  • Miranda Reads
    Everything in this room is edible. Even I'm edible. But, that would be called canibalism. It is looked down upon in most societies. Everyone knows this story. Little Charlie Bucket lives with his parents and both sets of grandparents. They all depend on his father for money and he just lost his job. They're running out of food, fuel and money when (just in time) Charlie find a golden ticket. This golden ticket allows him and two guardians into ...
  • James
    One of the first books I ever read. I wanted to watch the movie, but wasn't allowed to until I read the book. And so I did. And now, every few years, I want to again. It's been a long time. But who doesn't love chocolate and dreams and wishes and gifts? I think I may read this series... only looked at the first one.FYI - Wrote this review ~2017 from memory as I want to have a review for everything I remember reading. If I messed it up, let me kno...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    This is actually 4.5 stars.
  • David Putnam
    This is one of my most memorable books. I didn't read, it was read to me by my fifth grade teacher a wonderful woman who introduced me to the magnificent world of books. Everyday after lunch we would come into class put our heads down on the desk and she'd read to us. It was my favorite part of the day. She also read The Hobbit, and The Bronze Bow. Later in life I picked up Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and reread it. The story held up. I was...
  • Justin
    I'm sitting here on the couch watching Violet turn violet and fill up with juice before being sent off to the de-juicing room. The sun is going down, and it's almost bedtime out here, at least for the kids. My night is just beginning. I've been halfway following along with the movie and thinking about how awesome it was to be a kid- to dream of chocolate factories and eating a lifetime supply of chocolate with no fear of diabetes or a heart attac...
  • Jason Koivu
    I was ten years old and already the magic was gone from the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, leprechauns, Santa Claus and his buddy the Krampus. All was stripped of its power to enthrall. Heck, even sex had been demystified years prior. Then along came Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It gloried in candy, my number one passion of the day. But not only that, eating candy was the means to getting even MORE candy! Ah, the golden ticket. How, oh, how...
  • Tahera
    I have watched both the movie versions of this book, one (Johnny Depp's version) more times than the other (Gene Wilder's version) and I have to say that it is Tim Burton's movie that really stays true to the book and adds a little bit extra to it by showing a bit of Willy Wonka's past as a child. Coming to the book, it is an absolute joy ride! The thing about Roald Dahl's books is that you really don't need to be a child to enjoy can...
  • Luffy
    I'm giving the French version of this Rouald Dahl book 3 stars. As a teenager, I read the originally written book again and again. I thought the book lacked some pizzazz, which took me by surprise. what drew me more towards this translation was the desire to see how well the songs have been redone.Augustus Gloop, the big nincompoop became le gros plein de soupe. All the other rhymes were not up to par. Verruca Salt became Verruca Sait, which for ...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    The movie always fascinated me--both as a kid and adult--so I was really eager to jump into this and see if I could figure it out. But dude, i'm still stumped. I'm not sure if Willy Wonka is supposed to be mad, a genius, or a mad genius. There's just so many priceless lines of dialogue that the movies also captured so well, and this book is so whimsical and wholesome, yet dark with sort of a fable-esque message about greed and whatnot from the Oo...
  • Matt
    Before there were amorous zombies, sleuthing twelve year-olds, or even a teacher who traipsed around in his underwear, children turned to Roald Dahl for their literary entertainment. I thought it the perfect time to zip through time and relive one of my childhood favourites, in hopes that I might soon introduce my son to the wonders of Willy Wonka and his glorious factory. Dahl opens by presenting the reader with Charlie Bucket and his family, co...
  • Manny
    "Isn't it wonderful?" asked Willy Wonka. "Haven't the Oompa-Loompas done a fine job? I particularly liked their poems. Quite perfect, don't you agree?"Charlie turned red. "I, uh..." he began."Yes?" said Willy Wonka. "I know, it's not long enough. It should have been twice as long. Three times as long. But you mustn't discourage them. I'm sure they did the very best they could."Grandpa Joe had meanwhile put on his glasses and peered at the book. "...
  • Bradley
    I have to admit that there's nothing quite like reading a book to a kid that you both love in equal measure.I cried, she cried, we both cried and laughed and cheered when those nasty, nasty kids got their just deserts. :)And the songs? I admit I had a great time singing my own little tune to each as they were violently nasty and creative and delightful all at once. :)Yeah. This is one of the best books ever. And I refuse to care one bit about the...
  • Manny
    Since the Swiss make the best chocolate figures in the world, I thought I would pick up a few to take with me to England. I was originally only intending to buy a couple of chocolate rabbits, engagingly goofy-looking with big buck teeth and natty bow-ties, but the selection was so enticing that I eventually walked out with four rabbits, a chicken with a marzipan waistcoat and a chocolate chalet. I explained to the nice assistant that they would b...
  • ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪SomeBunny (Phoenix)•*¨*•♫♪
    'What used the darling ones to do?'How used they keep themselves contentedBefore this monster was invented?'Have you forgotten? Don't you know?We'll say it very loud and slow:THEY ... USED ... TO ... READ! They'd READ and READThe first time I read this book, when I was a kid, there was only one Charlie and the chocolate Factory movie, and I had never seen it. So I had the privilege to imagine my own Willy Wonka and give a personality of my choice...
  • Jeanette (Again)
    If you ever want to cheer yourself up, go back and read a book you loved and read over and over as a child. For me, this is one book that will always be better than any movie they make from it. Nothing Hollywood does with special effects will ever be as magical as what Roald Dahl did with just plain old words. It has been MANY long years since I last looked at this book, but it all came back to me as soon as I turned to the first page and saw the...
  • Aqsa (On Hiatus)
    Read for Reading Sprint 2019 in Buddy Reads.After going through one-third of incredibly boring The Magic Toyshop, this was a treasure! I remember being in school and seeing kids watching the movie in our special video classes and wondering when will I be big enough to understand it. I have loved this ever since I watched it and I did have a physical copy of it which I treasured and with the help of which I learned all the songs, but it got lost i...
  • Emily B
    A book that never gets old. I remember carrying this around with me as a child until it fell apart.
  • Ariel
    THIS WAS GREAT! I've never read any Roald Dahl before, but of course I've heard of the legend and so when I was assigned to read this for my Children's Lit class I was super pumped. And best of all, I enjoyed it! There's always the fear that books won't live up to the hype, but I think this did.I loved Charlie and his Grandpa as the main protagonists: they were humble, and sweet, and smart. I loved Willy Wonka: he was energetic and excited and br...
  • Leonard Gaya
    Having just finished a book on Hieronymus Bosch, I couldnt help thinking about the painter's hellish pictures when reading this childrens book. The tale starts with little Charlie, living in utter misery in something like a hermits hut, with four elderly people laying all day in the same bed A blend of St. Anthony and Death and the Miser. This is quite dreadful in itself, but hold on, its just an aperitif.Next, little Charlie and a bunch of other...
  • Leo .
    When I read this book as a child I was so immersed in the story my imagination was broadened. How exciting to find a golden ticket and gain access as a VIP in Willy Wanka's mysterious chocolate factory. Brilliant. The original film with Gene Wilder is a classic. In my opinion far better than the remake with Johnny Depp. I like Johnny Depp he is an amazing actor but Gene Wilder was Willy Wanka in my book. I often wonder about the names of these ch...