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Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: A Play

Press:A Play

Press:Puffin Puffin; play/script version of the story edition (August 25, 1983)
Publication Date:1983-8
Author Name:Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl's much-loved story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about how Charlie Bucket wins a ticket to visit Willy Wonka's amazing chocolate factory is turned into a play for children to act. 
With tips about scenery, props and lighting, the play is easy to stage and there are lots of parts for everyone.
Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, died in 1990 but his books continue to be bestsellers.
Richard George was an elementary school teacher in New York when he wrote this stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's bestselling story - and Roald Dahl himself recommended that it should be published.


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  •     Not too sweet, not too tart, this book gently, humorously, and cleverly, but unmistakably messages children to be kind, not greedy, not selfish, not rude, and not addicted, whether to food, power, or entertainment, while telling an amusing fantastic tale in which comeuppance is delightfully doled out and virtue is rewarded. A valuable story for all children, both good kids and insufferable brats.

  •     Quentin Blake's horrible scribbles ruin the book. Bring back the original artwork masterfully done by Joseph Schindelman. Until then, by the 50th anniversary edition.

  •     I'm not going to give it away. Just trust me and read this book!It's one of the best stories.

  •     A great favourite book from my childhood to read to my own children

  •     It's awesome a story no child should miss its amazing for fantasy story lovers I love this book so much that I read it almost 5 times

  •     My 2nd grade teacher read this book to me 25 years ago. I just finished reading it to my 5 and 7 year old. They loved it just as much as I did when I was a child.

  •     I just finished reading this book out loud to my 7 year old daughter. We read a few chapters every night and she couldn't wait until It was time to read! Throughout the day she would often talk about the book and wonder what was going to happen to Charlie and the other children that night. My husband even got in on the fun and joined us for the story. I won't explain the plot or give anything away, but I will say that It is a very funny and entertaining book filled with a kind of dry humor. True, some of It may be a bit outdated, but I like to think of It as "classic." A few things needed to be explained to our daughter, but not enough to distract from the story. I didn't think there was anything too inappropriate in this book. Maybe some of the language wouldn't fly in a children's book written today. The characters say things like "shut up," for example, but nothing really worse than that. I didn't think there was anything frightening here, either. My daughter can be sensitive to "scary things," but had absolutely no problem with this. I was so happy that my daughter loved It so much since It was my favorite when I was younger. In fact as soon as We finished the last page, she took the book and began trying to read It on her own! Any book that can do that deserves 5 stars easily!

  •     Hi I am 9 ½ and I was one of the lucky children to read “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. I just finished reading this wonderful book.

  •     Can't go wrong with Roald Dahl

  •     This book is a classic. Easy to read and full of excitement so children will really enjoy it. It also teaches important lessons to readers. Timeless classic

  •     excellent

  •     I didn’t read this book as a child, so now that I have children of my own, we really loved reading this book together. It is written in a way that young and old can enjoy it.It’s about a young boy's journey to winning a tour through the chocolate factory in his town. There are plenty of times where we laughed out loud at the ridiculous imagination of Roald Dahl. We are going to order the next one in the series so we can see what else happens!

  •     My daughter really liked the book and the characters. It allows you to use your imagination and at the same time there is a lesson to be learned. It was an easy read.

  •     This is a great version of the story. I love the way the nasty kids are taken care of. The songs are cute. Even as an adult I enjoyed the book and know my grandkids would love it.

  •     Right before the holiday I was talking with a coworker about Charley and the Chocolate Factory. Although she loved the original movie she had never seen the newer version. I highly recommended that she view it. One point of my recommendation was that it was suppose to be closer to the book.Only I had never read the book. It has been on my list of books to read forever. However, it never worked out to read it. Until now.I was delighted to see three works by Roald Dahl on the 100 BBC Books list. Matilda was one of my favorite books as a child! To make it even better Amazon offered a Kindle deal after Christmas discounting both Charley and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda. I was excited to finally read this book.Charley and the Chocolate Factory is written for a younger audience. The children are all around the age of nine.I hate to write a book review based upon the movie. However, it is rare that I have actually seen the movie before reading the book. I think this will tend to be the case for most everyone.The book is different from both movies. It is simpler. This is not surprising when you consider the reading level of a nine year old. This is not to say that the book does not give you more then the movie. For one it gives you a way to picture the children and parents in which ever way you see fit. I also enjoy Willey Wonka in the book. He is not as over the top as Johnny Depp, but his is a bit more eccentric then in the original movie.If you have not read Charley and the Chocolate Factory you should. Better yet, you should pick up the book and read it with (or to) a child.

  •     Just like Roald Dahl's other books, Dahl's descriptions in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" are so realistic that I can see and hear his visions in my head; his constructions make me eager to read the next page. I absolutely loved when Charlie entered Willy Wonka's factory; it was just how I pictured it. Most of Dahl's main characters are kids who solve the problems for adults. I would recommend "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" to people who like watching bad things happening to bad kids and especially to kids who like adventures and candy. I would also recommend this book to people who love good descriptive writing.

  •     About a poor boy named Charlie Bucket who loves Willie Wonka's chocolate. The Wonka factory had been closed for years, and when Mr. Wonka gives an opportunity to five lucky children who finds a shimmering golden paper called the Golden Ticket ( which is a free entrance ticket to the factory of Willie Wonka) , and whoever wins gets a free supply of chocolate for the rest of their lives. Charlie finds a green dollar, and he buys some chocolate bars in an ordinary store and finds the last Golden Ticket ever in the whole world. I recommend this book for children because they will show big interest (I predict) and a lot of laughter- and singing. An exciting tour through the best chocolate factory in the world, followed by four other unmistakably crazy chocolate- lovers. Funny children, great chocolate inventions, and some crazy singing! What is a better combo than this?

  •     THIS WAS AN AMAZING BOOK! I have read so many Roald Dahl books but none this great!! FIVE Stars! Please read this!!!!


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