Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Puffin Books

Publication date: 1964

Awards: Gr. 4-6

Genre: Classic

Audience: Gr. 4, 5, 6

Overview: Five lucky children find a “golden ticket” that allow them the chance of a lifetime. They get to enter Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. The children get a tour of this mysterious factory and go through some obstacles along the way. One boy named Charlie is the most genuine out of all the other children and in the end gets a surprise of his life.

Activity: Ask the children what kind of factory they would like to tour. Who would you bring with you? Have them illustrate their dream factory.

Reviewer's Name: Erin Mazzatta