Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Book - 2001
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Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2001
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780425287668
9780375815263
0375815260
9780375915260
0375915265
Branch Call Number: j DAHL 2001
Characteristics: 162 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Blake, Quentin - Illustrator

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Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.

Taking up where "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" leaves off, Charlie, his family, and Mr. Wonka find themselves launched into space in the great glass elevator.

Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.

Five lucky children discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.


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tjdickey
Apr 12, 2017

The magic that we remember from being young is here, along with some pretty grown-up wit, and trenchant criticism of over-indulgence, selfishness, and media addictions... Worth coming back to. :)

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BLAIR NIELSON
Feb 17, 2017

I got bored of reading this. I wanted to like it. But I couldn't. I dropped the book somewhere and lost it. Darn

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Adrian2008
Jan 26, 2017

so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mammothhawk229e
Aug 31, 2016

A criminal act no imagination Hollywood didn't film science fiction leaning book sequel that matched the original in crazy situations & eccentric characters when I read as a kid. They could have booked Gene Wilder again, but no... It was the reason I didn't bother watching Charlie & the chocolate factory 1971 & 2005 movie versions. VPL library staff could you reread the book to refresh your collective memory? It's Charlie & the Great Glass Elevator!

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Eric_23
Jul 26, 2016

Very wonky and full of surprises.

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brooklio
Jul 05, 2016

A great book

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PurpleJewel101
Jun 28, 2016

I wish I could go in the chocolate factory too! It would be so cool!

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Sansha
Jun 10, 2016

My school did Willie Wonka for our production this year. As I had never read the book, I thought it was the ideal time to read it.
A classic book.

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black_cat_9072
Jan 06, 2016

A lot of people-judging by the comments-seem to think that this is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

IT IS NOT.

This book is Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, and it is a little known sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. While all the Disney-fied movies are nice, nothing-and I mean NOTHING-can compare to the witty, imaginative writing of Roald Dahl's original books.

Not a lot of people seem to know about this book, as it is seldom mentioned and has not been made into a movie. It is just a wonderful-if not better than-the original and I highly recommend it if you liked the first one.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 9-12. Charlie and four other kids win golden tickets to spend a day inside Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, the largest in the world. Will they have fun or will it be a disaster?

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Jul 26, 2016

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PurpleJewel101
Jun 28, 2016

" 5 golden ticket winners will be allowed to enter my Great chocolate factory"

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black_cat_9072
Jan 06, 2016

"We want no what-if-ers around here, Charlie!"

-Mr. Wonka

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hiro130
Dec 13, 2015

"Cheese cheese cheese"

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TrueCanadianGirl
Jun 28, 2015

''I have something very important to talk to you about, my dear Charlie.''

RowanReviews Feb 14, 2015

"Lollipops... what we call cavities on a stick."

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helensmith43
Jun 11, 2014

"violet is as big a blueberry" lol

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“Everything in this room is eatable. Even I'm eatable! But that is called cannibalism, my dear children, and which is frowned upon in most society.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“Mr Willy Wonka can make marshmallows that taste of violets, and rich caramels that change colour every ten seconds as you suck them, and little feathery sweets that melt away deliciously the moment you put them between your lips. He can make chewing-gum that never loses its taste, and sugar balloons that you can blow up to enormous sizes before you pop them with a pin and gobble them up. And, by a most secret method, he can make lovely blue birds' eggs with black spots on them, and when you put one of these in your mouth, it gradually gets smaller and smaller until suddenly there is nothing left except a tiny little DARKRED sugary baby bird sitting on the tip of your tongue.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“But there was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“Of course they're real people. They're Oompa-Loompas...Imported direct from Loompaland...And oh what a terrible country it is! Nothing but thick jungles infested by the most dangerous beasts in the world - hornswogglers and snozzwangers and those terrible wicked whangdoodles. A whangdoodle would eat ten Oompa-Loompas for breakfast and come galloping back for a second helping.”

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subinahn
Jun 23, 2016

Charlie is very poor. His dad works at a toothpaste factory only putting the caps on all day. Mr. Willy Wonka is giving 5 Golden tickets found in chocolate bars. One day Charlie...

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g00ber
Aug 22, 2015

Charlie Bucket finds the last Golden Ticket and goes inside Wonka's magical factory for a fantastic tour.

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helensmith43
Jun 11, 2014

chapter 1

Charlie bucket is the child of a poor
family and she wanted to try to find a
golden ticket later she found a
dollar bill in the snow and bought 2
candy bars...

TDSRC2013_IR Jul 11, 2013

Charlie was from a poor family and won a ticket and then won the Wonka Factory

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

The story centers around an average and poor boy named Charlie Bucket, who lives in extreme poverty with his extended family, and his adventures inside the chocolate factory of Willy Wonka. Years prior to the beginning of the story, Willy Wonka opened the largest chocolate factory in the world, but spies stole his recipes, so he eventually closed the factory to the public. Then the factory began to run again while still closed to the public with the aid of 'mystery workers' and it had been running that way for the past ten years. Then one day Mr. Wonka decided to allow five children to visit the factory. Each child will win a lifetime supply of chocolate after the factory tour. The children have to find one of the five golden tickets hidden inside the wrapping paper of random Wonka bars. The hunt for the tickets turns into a world-wide mania, with each ticket find a media sensation and its finder an instant celebrity. Augustus Gloop (a boy who eats constantly), Veruca Salt (a girl who is spoiled), Violet Beauregarde (a girl who chews gum all day), Mike Teavee (a boy who is addicted to television), and Charlie Bucket win the tickets and visit the factory.

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