am 19. August 1999
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a book about a boy named Charlie who lives in a small shack outside of town with several relatives. The house is very crowded. Everyday on his paper route Charlie passes the Wonka Chocolate Factory and lifts his nose to smell the scent of melted chocolate in the air. Charlie wishes he could just have a chance to go into the factory. Then one day Charlie walks by the factory and notices it is in operation again after ten years. It was inoperative because Mr. Willy Wonka couldn't trust his workers. They were all spies. So he found and rescued the Oompa Loompas so they could work for him. Later, Mr. Wonka had an idea for a contest. There would be 5 golden tickets wrapped in 5 Wonka Bars in the world. The lucky finders would be able to enter the factory and bring two guests. Due to greediness, Charlie was the only one to survive the factory tour. He, therefore inherits the factory from Willy Wonka. This becomes a great home for all of Charlies family. I suggest you read this book because it is a funny, well written, easy to understand book for a 10-12 year old.
am 18. Dezember 2006
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" ist das erste Buch, das ich auf Englisch gelesen habe. Ich musste zwar öfters im Wörterbuch nachschlagen, doch bin ich der Meinung es ist leicht zu lesen. Vor allem die Ideen von Roald Dahl kann ih nur loben.
Die Geschichte ist die, die fast schon ein KLischee darstellt:
Ein armer Junge kommt durch einen Zufall in die größte Schokoladenfabrik der Welt und dort ist der sagenumwogende Besitzer, Willy Wonka, bereit den fünf Kindern, die durch das "Goldene Ticket" in diesen Traum gelangt sind, eintreten zu lassen und ihnen die ganze Fabrik zu zeigen.
Nach gläsernen, fliegenden Aufzügen bis zu kleinen Urwaldmenschen kommen noch die fabelhaftesten Geschmäcker dieses modernen Märchens dazu, um eine wirklich schöne und nette Geschichte daraus zu machen.
Ich hoffe ich konnte Ihnen einen kleinen Vorgeschmack auf dieses einzigartige Kinderbuch geben.
Viel Spaß beim Lesen!
PS: auch der Film ist auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen. Willy Winka vom hervorragend Johnny Depp, der seine Rolle perfekt verkörpert!
am 3. April 2005
As the title implies, this is the story of Charlie. Charlie Bucket is the only son of a very poor family. He lives in a very small cottage just outside of town, with his Mom and Dad, his two Grandmas and his two Grandpas.
Charlie absolutely loves chocolate. Alas, his parents are so poor they can only afford to buy him a bar once a year, for his birthday, which is awaited eagerly. Needless to say that passing by Willy Wonka's enormous chocolate factory, the most famous in the world, on his way to school every day is close to torture for poor little Charlie.
Until the day Charlie finds one in only five golden tickets in the whole world that entitles him to a visit of the reknown factory.
I decided to read this book before Tim Burton's adaptation comes out. What a wonderful children story, full of adventures and twists and turns! The factory's a fantastic place, the characters are great, especially Grandpa Joe, and I'm looking forward to seeing the talented (among other qualities) Johnny Depp as Mr. Willy Wonka. And Quentin Blake's illustrations are excellent. Definitely something I'm going to read to my kids (when I have some). I ran to the shop right after I finished it to buy its sequel: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
am 9. Juni 1999
I read the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. This book is awesome, imaginative, funny and once you start it you can not put it down. Even though it is fiction, it has a lot to do with real-life problems and how irresponsible and careless human beings can be. I would give this book a 5 star rating. This book is about a really poor boy coming from a poor family who does not have a lot of things or any toys to play with. The best birthday present he can get is just a chocolate bar from Willie Wonka's chocolate factory, which he loves. It may not sound like much of a birthday present to you, but from a really, really poor family with absolutely no money, it is a pretty big deal. Also Charlie is very grateful for all of his presents even if they are small. Charlie is a very kind and loving child, and he is not a bragger or a bully. Mr. Wonka, the chocolate factory owner, starts to put golden tickets into chocolate bars and if you find one of the 5 golden tickets in the world in your chocolate bar, you would be very lucky. The reason is because you would get a special tour of the Wonka factory. Then one day, to Charlie's surprise, he found money in the sewer to buy a chocolate bar and found a golden ticket in it! Charlie is very excited when he goes on the tour with his grandfather. That reminds me to tell you that Charlie's grandfather is another very important character. That is because the grandfather is very inspirational and keeps Charlie out of trouble in the factory. Cause Charlie's grandfather is also very kind and caring. But I am not going to give everything away. I will tell you that it is wonderful inside because everything in the factory is made of candy which makes your mouth water. I think it's the best book in the world because it is funny and imaginative. It is funny because some of the people on the tour are very spoiled and irresponsible so they get punished in funny ways, but I won't tell. You will have to read the book.
am 2. Juli 2006
Ich habe das Buch vor knapp 4 Wochen gelesen und fand es einfach nur wundervoll. Typisch für ein Kinderbuch wird nur weniges detailliert beschrieben und das meiste der Phantasie überlassen - wenn man sich alleine schon die "ableckbare" Tapete vorstellt, die nach Bananen oder nach sonstwas schmeckt.
Das Buch erinnert einen daran jung zu bleiben auch wenn die Moralkeule des Buches schon ziemlich deutlich ist.
Die Illustrationen im Buch waren auch sehr schön gemacht und ich kann mir nur vorstellen wie eine "echte" Verfilmung des Buches aussehen könnte - mal auf den Film gespannt, aber der soll ja nicht so gut sein.
am 18. Februar 2011
Ich habe diese Version (AudioCD in englisch plus englisches Buch) für meine Tochter gekauft. Sie hat jetzt im 3. Jahr Immersionsenglisch in der Schule und konnte das Buch schon selbst lesen. Toll finde ich die dazugehörende Audioversion, die die original gesprochenen Texte in echtem Englisch erleben lässt. Kein Akzent, sie konnte mitlesen, einfach prima!
Ich kaufe ihr im September dann auch gleich die neu erscheinende Version von Matilda.
Tolles Angebot zum Sprache erleben, hören, lesen, lernen und verstehen!
am 8. Juni 2000
This is really not much like that awful film that came out in the 70's...although I think that Gene Wilder was a good choice to play Willy Wonka. I first read this book in second grade, saw the film a year or so later -- what a disappointment. The book is WONDERFUL! Roald Dahl has a very droll way of writing that is all at once heart-touching, charming, and kind of grotesque -- just the thing that kids love to read! I especially enjoy the songs (in the book, not the movie!) that the Oompa-Loompas would sing: "Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop! the big fat dirty nincompoop!" If you like this book, I would also recommend "Fantastic Mr. Fox", an underrated Dahl masterpiece!
am 28. Januar 2011
"Charlie and the chocolate factoy" is a colourful fantasy fairy tale where the good ones get more than just chocolate and the greedy ones will be punished.
Little Charlie lives with his father and mother and four grandparents in a small wooden house with just two rooms and one bed. The grandparents are so old and tired they lay the whole day in the bed. In the evening Charlie climbes up the bed and the old people tell him wonderful stories about the famous Willy Wonka. "He' s a magician with chocolate! He can make anything...Did you know, for example, that he has himself invented more than two hundred new kinds of candy bars?"
And then one day five children get the chance to visit the factory and lucky Charlie is one of them. The others are: A greedy boy; A girl who is spoiled by her parents; A girl who chews gum all day long; A boy who does nothing but watches television.
The factory is wonderful world full miracles. There is the great glass elevator with a myriad of buttons to push and it will not only go up and down, bot also in every direction. The visitors get to see: "Square candies that look round., Luminous lollies for eating in bed at night, Candy-Coates Pencils for sucking, Strwaberry-juice water pistols", and so much more. "The children and their parents were too flabbergasted to speak. They were staggerd. They were dumfoundeds. They were bewildered and dazzled." At the end of the tour all lives of the five children will have be changed.
Roald Dahl (1916-1960) wrote several stories for adults and many books for children. "Charlie and the chocolate factory" was his second children book. It was published in 1964 in America and some years later in Great Britain. It was a big success all over the world. The book was made in 1971 into a movie starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and in 2004 Johnny Depp played the mysterious chocolate maker..
Two things may explain why Dahl is being loved by the children all over the world. He never describes any horrors happening. He just says they happen. "Keep calm, my dear lady, keep calm. There is no danger." And he said in an interview, that he can laugh at the same jokes at which children laugh. So it must have been a lot of fun for him to write this book. There are so many extraordinary and wonderful characters. For example: Hornswogglers, Snouuwangers and whangdoodles. And of course the little creatures that work in the factory: The Oompa-Loompas. They sing songs with an advice for bad children: Read more, don' t watch TV or don' t chew gum. "Unthinkable! Inconceivable! Absurd! He could never be made into marshmallows." So this story is a classical fairy tale. Where the good ones will be triumphant at the end.
The illustrations in this book are by Quentin Blake, who has illustrated most of Dahl' s children' s books. The drawings are funny and they just fit perfectly to the story.
am 22. Mai 2000
The gates of Mr. Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory are opening at last- and only five children are allowed inside. The only way they are allowed in is if they have the golden wrapper from a Wonka chocolate bar. And the five winners are: Augustus Gloop, Veruca salt, Violet Beauregrade, Mike Teavee, and Charlie Bucket. Charlie is the main character, and comes from a poor family made up of his mom, and two sets of grandparents. When his birthday comes around, he just gets a homemade scarf and a candy bar. But candy seems to be the latest craze all over the world, because it seems that 5 golden wrappers were hidden with the candy bar. Whoever discovered the wrappers would win a lifetime of chocolate, after a visit to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Each day, a new winner was announced. Day one was Augustus Gloop. Day two was Veruca Salt. Day three, Violet Beaurgrade, and day four was Mike Teavee. There was one day left for Charlie to find the golden wrapper. And after a fortunate buy, Charlie discovered it. Able to bring only one person, he brought his grandfather, who was closest to him. And the two went hoping for the chance to become the most famous people in the world. I think this book has an interesting plot, with lots of interesting changes happening to Charlie along the way. Overall, I enjoyed this book, and I strongly recommend it to anyone.
am 4. November 2009
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ist ein Meisterwerk von Roald Dahl in dem alle Chancen und Fragwürdigkeiten der modernen Welt wohl einmalig zusammengefaßt sind.
Mit allen Kindern und Erwachsenen (außer Charlie und seiner Familie) werden (schon 1964) die Auswüchse der Wohlstandsgesellschaft anhand der Persönlichkeiten von Kindern und deren Eltern auf die wohl charmanteste Weise die möglich ist vorgeführt. Insofern ist die Story durchaus ein Weg zur Selbsterkenntnis, denn es gibt sie alle: Augustus Gloop, Verruca Salt, Mike Teevee und ihre peinlichen degenerierten Eltern.
Aber man kann den Film auch als amüsantes Kunstmärchen genießen.
Das Buch ist in Deutsch wie Englisch einfach zu lesen. Roald Dahl brilliert mit seiner schlichten präzisen Sprache.
Wie alle Märchen sagt es die Wahrheit und zeigt, was für mut und Risikobereitschaft dazugehört ein Charlie zu sein, nicht zum allgemeinen Wahn dazuzugehören, weiterzumachen, die Demütigungen zu ertragen und trotzdem sich von der Liebe nicht abbringen zu lassen.
Ähnlich wie Momo von Michael Ende ein Buch von unerschöpflichem Wert für alle Generationen.
Charlie we love you. Willy Wonka we love you as well!! Thank you so much....