Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
ISBN: 0141301155 Global Overview for this book
20 journalers for this copy...
Dahl's lucidity in words is made even stronger by Blake's morbidity in pictures. Forces joined, the story equally suits a 10-year-old kid as a 24. Every Dahl's adventure is a wonderful journey far back, on and sideways.
If you usually become a little peckish whilst reading a book, like myself, your hunger will be thrice satisfied with the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Oh, and the songs, those songs, so good!
Slice It If You Can contest's smartie winner is pikapolonica.
Check http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/10/188777 . That is why this sweet choco book is on its way to her.
BTW, did you know that an average American eats 4.5 kg of chocolate every year?
Yes, that's how here says. May it be that, since the mentioned reference is primary concerened with cacao, the data of 4.5 kg implies such an amount of raw cacao? If so, it would mean that an average American eats a 100g Milka chocolate with 25% cacao solids per two days. Nåja, this also doesn't sound that much, does it? However, when such an intake becomes regular like brushing your teeth, it surely has to have an effect. Because I know of another statistic, which says that an average American gains a kilogram a year.
Does an average American eat 4.5 kg of chocolate a year? Hm, that is 45 100g chocolates and means that one should eat one such every 8.111 days. Doesn't sound so much, after all, one chocolate per week. :)
I read the book, but what can I say, it was a bit disappointing. The point of the tale seems to be that you will fare best in life if you are good, quiet, not envious, incospicious and unnoticeable. Hm? Is that really so?
The usual bookring rules apply, except that there is an extra condition that you send one chocolate to the person after you together with the book. And of course you will get the chocolate from the person before you. :) It should be any kind of chocolate, but preferably from your country and not more than 100g (so it doesn't add that much to the weight of the book).
The bookring is closed now. Wow, I never expected such a response to my idea! :)))
When you receive the book, this is what you should do:
1. Make the journal entry telling the other participants that the book is with you.
2. PM the person after you to get his/hers address. To keep the ring moving: if there's no reply after 2 weeks and 2 PMs, then PM the next person on the list for the address.
3. Eat and enjoy the chocolate. :))))
4. Read the book and make another journal entry when you are finished.
5. Send the book and the new chocolate to the next person, preferably within 2-3 weeks after receiving it.
List of participants (in mailing order) - these people already journaled the book:
1. ermintrude75, Norwich, UK
2. dangerouswoman3, Porto, Portugal
3. RaveDiver, Lisboa, Portugal
4. Di78, Lisboa, Portugal
5. petardo45, Marbella, Spain
6. WAM, Madrid, Spain
7. Kanapoutz, Nice, France
8. bilbi, Chambery, France
9. jaed, Lyon, France
10. Lil-Rhinehart, Paris, France
11. E-mile, Weesp, The Netherlands
12. cinda-rella, Stuttgart/Esslingen, Germany
13. starfarer2000, Hamburg, Germany
14. dorle, Berlin, Germany
15. Muffin77, Dresden, Germany
16. Kerstin-S, Kaarst, Germany
17. ela1979, Wuppertal, Germany
18. Suzanne4Books, Bohn-Beuel, Germany
19. elhamisabel, Niedernhausen, Germany
20. Georg-und-Co, Griesheim, Germany
21. enitsirhc72, Darmstadt, Germany
22. Zartbitter, München, Germany
23. froggy-frog, Tübingen, Germany
24. urpfi, Basel, Switzerland
25. blacksheeps99, Wien, Austria
26. Back to me in Sweden.
[3rd May] Of course the chocolate didn't last that long... although the book is very nice and short to read, with Quentin Blake's famous illustrations in there too. It helped me to while away a rainy afternoon, suffering a nasty cold, but sad to say it wasn't quite as fantastic as I remembered from childhood. I thought more had been made of the "sticky ends" suffered by the four other children, but then again maybe that would make the story too long and the moral message too heavy (compared to the idea that everything will be OK if only you can win a competition... hmm, not sure about that one either ;) Still, Mr Wonka's character is sharp and witty, and the book did cheer me up which is what I needed.
Off to Portugal very soon, the only problem is which chocolate to choose to send with it!
But one day he have a surprise.He found some money in the street and decide to try is luck whit some bars of chocolat to win a gold ticket ,to visit a famous chocolate factory of mr.wonka.
He win the last golden ticket and go to this famous factory.
The four boys and girls that win the golden ticket are rich.
Somethings stanges hapened whit the others kid because they are ambicious.Charlie continuos the visit.He win.
I think this book gave to us some life lesson because he show to us that sometimes the ambition, and have lots of money don´t gave to us hapiness and good results.Sometimes he have to be more kindness and humilty.
Charlie have the same caracter at to the end and he win.Mr.Wonka gave to him the factory.
Its amazing how the world of the chocolat is so vaste and so big.
I love to read this book and eat the chocolats that came whit them.
Released to Ravediver.I hope that you enjoy the book.Its very beautiful.
A great book that should be read by grown-ups too!
To be passed to Di78...
I'ts almost a month since I try to contact the next person of this bookring with no luck...
I'll try the next in the list.
And what can I say of Di78's chocolate?. The book was a quick read, but the chocolate lasted even less...
Now, off to France together with some spanish chocolate. I hope you like it black, Kanapoutz. It is my favourite, and it has less cholesterol!
Thanks also for your message, I'm glad you're interested in Kanapoutzs ;-); see you on the French forum!
More about the book later!
I really enjoyed the story, especially the descriptions of the chocolate factory, with lots of crazy great ideas!
And one thing where I thought "oh yeah, THAT'S what it is!" :
"Don't mention that disgusting stuff in front of me! Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!" :-)
I would just love a cup of hot chocolate mixed by waterfall...! :-)
Sending to Bilbi today, it seems that these days it's all about chocolate between you and me, Bilbi! ;-)
Kanapoutz and I are chocolate-addicted
I plead guilty too for speaking it out on international 'ring ;-)
Do you think I'm ready to disappear into the chocolate river pipes :DD
The smell of chocolate around the factory reminds me of the coffee factory not far from where I live and on certain days, the smell is really really strong and so exquisite.
The squirrels remind me of a commercial in which a guy is back from Switzerland and tells his friends that "marmottes" (just check what this animal is) are making chocolate in a factory.
To conclude : great story - thank you for sharing it and great chocolate from kanapoutz - I share it with my family, something like 70-30 : fifty-fifty was never intented :p
Thanx pikapolonica and jaed !
Sorry to interrupt, I know you're not supposed to intrude like that on a bookring, but I just HAD to say this :
Please anyone who has enjoyed this book, go and see the Tim Burton's movie! That's if you like his movies, because it's kind of weird, as usual! But I think the movie translates very well the book, even though I am not sure I would want kids to see it, as it is sort of scary!
The chocolate factory is unbelievable, the characters are crazy, the oompa-loompas, well, what can I say, and Johnny Depp is fantastic as Willy Wonka!
Thanks for your attention, I will now leave this bookring, for ever :-)
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
It was a real pleasure to rediscover Charlie's story (espcially munching chocolate all along) :)
The book is now on its way to the Netherlands.
It will be great to read the book, especialy with the new Tim Burton movie in the cinema (which I want to see one of these days).
Thanks for sending the book and the wonderful extra-dark chocolade, Lil-Rhinehart!!
Now next week I want to go and see the (new) movie to round it all up!
Thanks for making a ring of it, BoLe! And Lil-Rhinehart: thanks for the chocolate.
I've asked the next in line (cinde-rella) for the address to send the book to.....
Released 13 yrs ago (9/7/2005 UTC) at
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
the book and the chocolate are on their way to the next bookcrosser, cinde-rella.....
the book and chocolate arrived yesterday.
the chocolate was really good :o)
now i will even read the book :-)
thanks for this wonderful ring and thank you e-mile (was the real right choice)
much fun and yumyum to the next ones ;-)
Thaks for this ring!
I loved the book! Now I want to see the film, but is it in the cinemas now??? Have to look for. Unfortunately Dorle didn't respond me, so I asked muffin77 for her adress as next reader.
Thanks a lot again for sharing it, *Pikapolonica* and thanks for sending it *Starfarer2000*
PMing next BCer in line - the chocolate to send along is already waiting at home to be eaten by someone (and I will give anything that this someone is NOT me!!).
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sent on last Saturday to the next reader (and eater :) ) - enjoy!
I guess I'll have to see the movie now, too. Is it as wonderful as the book? We'll see.
The combination of this book and a bar of chocolate was fantastic, it absolutely enhanced the pleasure of reading about chocolate and chocolate smells etc. Thank you very much for this great bookring, pikapolonica! And thank you for the lovely chocolate, Muffin77!
It's all gone now, so I better send this bookring on as soon as I get the address of the next reader.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
The book and the chocolate are on their way to the next reader!
Enjoy and have a merry Christmas! :-))
I´ll do my very best to read ii quickly!
It´s a very nice childrens-book.
I liked it very much.
Soon it will be send to Suzanne4Books.
I found some very appropriate chocolate for Hamburg... it may not be a very fine one, but you'll see what it's all about in a split second after you open it. Enjoy! :-)
Will start reading it soon.
Can I just say that I was, for a split second, shocked when I opened the chocolate? :-D Baaahhh! I thought it was fish! :-D And to tell you the truth, I can't stand fish as long as it doesn't look like fish sticks and I absolutely hate to look at dead fish with their heads and big eyes. Eeeergh! I hope the chocolate doesn't taste like fish!
What a nice surprise, thank you, S4B... ;-)
But I really liked the newspaper it was wrapped in. So appropriate! :-D
Will send it out to the next participant as soon as I have the address.
Thanks for letting me read this!