Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Roald Dahl (Author) Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Book Cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

   Book 1   
Pages: 162
Published: 1964
Mr Wonka's inventions are out of this world. He's thought up every kind of sweet imaginable in his amazing chocolate factory, but no one has ever seen inside, or met Mr Wonka.

Just like every other kid in the world, chocolate-lover Charlie Bucket has been searching for his very own Golden Ticket into Willy Wonka's factory, but Charlie comes from a very poor family and chocolate is a treat reserved for birthdays and other special occasions. As tickets begin turning up around the world, Charlie realises his chances of finding one are dwindling. But then he finds a dollar on the street and decides to try his luck just one last time...

Recognition: Books I Loved Best Yearly (BILBY) Awards for Best Read-Aloud Children's Novel(1992); North Dakota Children's Choice Award (1985)

Series Summary

Series: Charlie Bucket
Tags: adventure fantasy humour illustrated family
Series reading level: 8+
Books in series: 2
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  (1964)
2Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator  (1972)