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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Downloadable Audiobook - 1998
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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 : Puffin Books, 1998
ISBN: 9781101629789
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital

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Jan 24, 2019

I think the security plastic the library uses is to thick.

I’m a bus driver for Reynolds school and enjoy listening to children and juvenile stories while driving.
Well I have an old CD player in my bus and sometimes the CD’s don’t work. It’s a bummer. I think the security plastic the library uses is to thick.

Sep 18, 2018

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' tells the story of an average boy who is luckier than he would ever imagine. The character of Charlie Bucket is a poor boy with a heart as golden as the ticket he finds. This book is the first that chronicles his adventures with Willy Wonka in the chocolate factory.

This work explores vices of children to take things too far, and the consequences of not controlling yourself. From Violet's constant gum chewing to Veruca's selfish, spoiled attitude, from Mike's obsession with television to Augustus' gluttony, this book takes heavy topics and tries to twist them into amusing lessons for those who read this book (though as an adult, the end results are horrifying to think about, but that's what makes it so funny).

I would recommend this book to those who love a good adventure, and to those 'average' people like Charlie Bucket who think that they aren't so special. Dahl proves in his well-crafted story that even they can be blessed with something extraordinary.

Jul 11, 2014

It was 22 years ago when I first watched that dreadful movie which was based upon this book. For 22 years I've harbored resentment and contempt for the towheaded brat whose transgressions were too easily forgiven as his peers suffered corporeally for their similar infractions. But upon my completion of the book, I have discovered that I was led astray!
Charlie never once succumbed to the temptations that got the better of his peers!

He triumphed over temptation and agonized much over what tragedy might have befallen the others on their journey. And so today, I must apologize: Charlie Bucket, you were indeed the better man, and are truly worthy of the factory and all the chocolate there within!


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