Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Roald Dahl

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Book Information

Publication Date: January 17, 1964

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 810L, , Scholastic Guided Reading Level R

Interest Level: Grades 4-6

Major Awards: New England Round Table of Children's Librarians Award,2007 National Education Association, one of "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children" based on a poll, 2012 School Library Journal, rank 61 among all-time children's novels

Number of Pages: 241 pages

Approximate Word Count: 58,560 words

Audible Book Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins

Book Themes: Greed, Just Deserts, Good/Bad Parenting, appearance Can Be Deceiving, Poverty vs Wealth, Kindness

Genre: fantasy, humor

Setting: a large town containing a massive chocolate factory in the 1960s

Important Quote:
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books.

First Line: These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr. Bucket.

Point of View: Third Person form Charlie's perspective

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