|Original 1964 cover|
Since 1964, the book has touched several generations of children and their families. During that time, the renowned story has been adapted into two movies, a musical, a radio broadcast, and inspired a theme park and two video games.
Celebrate the anniversary by sharing Dahl's amazing story with a child who can experience it for the first time. If you've already read it, read it again! And then read the sequel! Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator picks up right where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory leaves off, and continues Charlie's adventure with Willy Wonka. Come on in to find these and other great stories by Roald Dahl.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Danny, the Champion of the World
Fantastic Mr. Fox
James and the Giant Peach
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
George's Marvelous Medicine
The Magic Finger
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
The Vicar of Nibbleswicke
Boy: Tales of Childhood
More About Boy: Roald Dahl's Tales from Childhood
Did you know...
*Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was inspired by Dahl's childhood dream of creating a chocolate bar for the Cadbury Company.
*Roald Dahl began to write a third book entitled Charlie in the White House, which was never completed.
*Roald Dahl Day is celebrated on September 13 in the United Kingdom.
*The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in the United Kingdom houses many of the original drafts of Dahl's books.