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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Roald Dahl
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Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
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Addison_Reads
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It seemed only fair to use Roald Dahl again today since I used him for Trick yesterday.

Willy Wonka's chocolate factory is the perfect #treat not just for Halloween, but all year long.

#screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

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Niaaelizz

“Why I‘d give him two hundred pounds for that ticket! You want to sell that ticket for two hundred pounds young man?”

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Niaaelizz

This book is one of my absolute favorites. Through this book you can really see the effect children‘s families and upbringings have on them as a person.

Itchyfeetreader Agree I loved this book and recently got to revisit with a friend son. Welcome to litsy! It‘s a v friendly place! 1mo
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Niaaelizz
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, 1964. Modern Fantasy. This chapter book is amazing in its way of teaching children about fate and privilege. Through the chapters, we learn about the 5 children who have the opportunity to tour the chocolate factory. The author uses humor and fun ideas for children to address a message that is way deeper and darker!

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CPettersen
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This classic F children‘s novel by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake was absolutely amazing (and better than the movies!). The story is about Charlie Bucket, a poor boy who lives in a small house with his parents and grandparents. One day, he finds a ticket to a chocolate factory owned by Willy Wonka along with 4 other children, and on that day he has the wildest day of his life. This book would best be utilized in AS teaching strategy.

CPettersen Utilizing UDL 2.1 and 2.2 would be helpful in clarifying a lot of the vocabulary and syntax for this book. Also, EL strategies 29 and 48 should be used to help encourage ESOL readers to do exploration on their own and interact with other students. #ucflae3414f19 https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/teach/teach-the-stories/charlie-and-t... (edited) 1mo
MarkZalewski Great post! This book‘s a classic loved that you picked it 1mo
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Jazinator
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Book #91: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is so far my favorite of Dahl's works, and likely to remain that way. I had grown up on Charlie, having seen the original movie countless of times and I actually believe I read the book growing up too, although I couldn't remember any of it. Unlike Dahl's other works, which seemed scattered and more like...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2010/06/the-306-greatest-books-91-charlie-and.html

#100greatestbooks

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KristenDuck
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Loved every single chapter in this book. I would love to read it aloud one day - unfortunately my kindergarten class would probably take it a little too seriously!

Willa Wonka has done something incredible - released five golden tickets to be discovered and exchanged for an inside look at his jaw-dropping chocolate factory!

The characters were so entertaining, and the rooms described in the factory were just simply FUN. Such an enjoyable book.

Dragon 😻 2mo
jillrhudy Read Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator! I envy anyone reading these for the first time. 2mo
Latrelwhite My favorite book of all times!💕 My 3rd grade teacher read this to us and I was hooked!!! 2mo
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litenthusiast
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Not really book related, but I am seeing "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Musical tonight. The fact I'm seeing this in Hershey, Pa seems fitting.

ravenlee Nicely played. 2mo
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KristenDuck
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“I don‘t think the girl‘s father played it quite fair, Grandpa, so you?”

An early lesson that life is unfair!!

Absolutely loving Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so far! What a pleasure to read.

Prairiegirl_reading One of my favourites from childhood. 😄 2mo
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JennyM
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1. I was a Roald Dahl kid, so probably the tagged book.
2. Most recent I can think of making me laugh, and cry, was Lily and the Octopus 🐙
3. Another recent one I enjoyed was A Nearly Normal Family
4. Pancakes, with syrup and🍓
5. Consider yourself tagged 😊

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts and @Eggs for hosting

Cathythoughts My girls ( & me ) LOVE Charlie ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, I loved Lily too!!!!! And pancakes 🥞 ( see my favorite breakfast choice 😂) 3mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts I‘ve enjoyed reading it again with my kids. Still magic! 3mo
JennyM @Cinfhen you have the best taste in books and breakfast! 😘 3mo
Eggs Thanks for playing Jenny 🥳🥰 3mo
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nelehelen
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5/5
So happy I got to revisit my childhood favorite for #BBRC. After all these years, it‘s still so good. And a perfect excuse to indulge in all things chocolate. 🍫🍫🍫

Pictured: Iced hot chocolate, dark chocolate covered almonds and milk chocolate from Russia.

#MiddleGrade: #RealClassic

mabell Fun photo! Will you read the Great Glass Elevator next? 3mo
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 3mo
cwarnier I love this book and old movie. 3mo
LauraJ You‘ll be finished in no time! Going to work on some picture books this weekend. 2mo
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Burgoota
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One of my childhood favorites. #mbcreadathon #mbcfrogsread8

anygivenmemory Entered 3mo
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TheEllieMo
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Today‘s #LetsTravelAugust prompt had me singing Pure #Imagination this morning #Earworm.

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OriginalCyn620 ❤️🎶🎶🎶 3mo
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OriginalCyn620
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The song “Pure #Imagination” from the movie leapt to mind, and let‘s face it, both the book and film are delightful! And I mean the original 1971 movie. #letstravelaugust

Note: my apologies for the duplication of the prompt! I‘m only one tiny human and make mistakes sometimes! 😕
On the 21st, I ask that you please use your imaginations the best you can. We can do this!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!!! And no worries! I missed it too!! 3mo
mrp27 This was my first thought as well! Love the song. 3mo
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PurpleyPumpkin
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This was my last book read in July and it was a fun way to end my reading month! To think that I just started reading Dahl. 😳 Not sure how I got this far in life without reading any of his books, but glad that I've finally read a couple. This was a highly entertaining and imaginative story. A perfect summer read, relatively short and lots of fun. 4/5⭐️

ephemeralwaltz What a beautiful cover. He really is something! 4mo
Reviewsbylola Great edition! 4mo
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PurpleyPumpkin @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😂 Perfect emoji usage!🙌🏽 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin @ephemeralwaltz @Reviewsbylola It's a Folio Society edition, part of a series I bought years ago, but I'm just getting to them now!😅 4mo
UwannaPublishme Now you‘ll have to watch both films and have a Charlie/Willy Wonka Fest. 😁🍫 4mo
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eve8
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Who has not heard of Charlie and the chocolate factory? I love how it is well write and I really enjoy the story.

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LiterRohde
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"Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Golden Ticket, from Mr Willy Wonka! I shake you warmly by the hand! Tremendous things are in store for you! Many wonderful surprises await you! For now, I do invite you to come to my factory and be my guest for one whole day - you and all others who are lucky enough to find my Golden Tickets.”

#StarTrekSummerJune | 4: #YouAreCordiallyInvited

#JazzyJune | 4: #GoldIsGood

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Megabooks I‘ve never read the book because the Gene Wilder version totally freaked me out as a kid!! 6mo
LiterRohde @Megabooks It is quite creepy. So much better than the remake. I guess that says a lot about my state of mind! 🤪 6mo
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
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LiterRohde
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“‘Yippeeeeeeeeeee!‘ And at the same time, his long bony body rose up out of the bed and his bowl of soup went flying into the face of Grandma Josephine, and in one fantastic leap, this old fellow of ninety-six and a half, who hadn‘t been out of bed these last twenty years, jumped on to the floor and started doing a dance of victory in his pajamas.”

#MayMovieMagic | 10: #LustForLife

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Cinfhen I wish this was a poster!!! Fantastic 🥳‼️ 6mo
rohit-sawant Nice! 🙌🏼 6mo
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EmilieGR
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So funny and even better when read aloud

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Alockey
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As a kid this was my favorite book. As an adult I enjoy both movie versions as well.

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megansimon

“‘Don‘t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted.‘”

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megansimon

I loved this story so much as a kid and the movie puts it to life. Kids from very young to older will love it.

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megansimon
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The plot is so unique and engaging. The language is interesting and fun.

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vkois88 ☘☘☘ 8mo
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EadieB
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Day 6 - #uniquecharacternames #literaryluck #verucasalt

Veruca Salt is a character from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, both films, and theatrical adaptations. She is usually the second Golden Ticket winner (acquired through her father's factory workers), and the third child among the five (originally seven) children to meet her endgame in the factory. Veruca is portrayed as a cute and pretty little girl, but the epitome of a spoiled brat.

Chrissyreadit And the name of a cool alternative rock band named after that character! 9mo
EadieB @Chrissyreadit I did find that out when I was researching her name! Thanks for mentioning because it is interesting info. 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good one!!! 9mo
vkois88 Perfect choice 8mo
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KerriNTurner
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It‘s true! I imagined becoming a published author, and here I am. 😊

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TracyReadsBooks
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Litsy, I read the book & it was delightful. Adult me really enjoyed the book & I‘m sure kid me would have been head over heels in love with it. I mean, first of all there‘s candy—lots & lots of candy. Then, there‘s Charlie Bucket, a wonderful character easy to cheer for. And, there are the spoiled kids who get EXACTLY what they deserve. The book—imaginative, full of wonder & humor—is, as is always the case, even better than the movies. A fun read.

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JoyBlue
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Reread (for the first time since kids were tiny) spurred by a recent business management conversation I had with my DH. Wish I could remember the aha moment.

I listened to a fun audio version this time. This hardcover is the one I've owned since I was little.

Bookwomble I love the illustration you've posted, and had to track down the artist, who I found to be Joseph Schindelman. I've not heard of him before, and do like his work. This seems an interesting article about Charlie turning 50, with lots of Schindelman pictures:https://tygertale.com/2014/03/27/charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory-illustrated-by-joseph-schindelman/ 9mo
JoyBlue @Bookwomble Thanks for sharing the article! I‘ve added it to my TBR list. 😉😀💙 9mo
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It‘s a day off for me & I decided to spend a little time reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory—because while I‘ve seen the movie adaptations, I don‘t think I have ever read the book. I started reading & of course came across something that made me want to know more & while investigating, I came across this which I somehow missed. Can‘t wait to see what Netflix does! Hopefully it‘s awesome!!!

(Headline/photo from Mental Floss)

megnews Sounds great! 9mo
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megnews
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been a favorite since I was very young. Fingers crossed the Broadway version comes to CLE‘s Playhouse Square next year. Would love to see this #CandyLover and the chocolate river!
#LiteraryLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❣️❣️ 9mo
vkois88 ❤🍭🍬🍫 9mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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If the chocolate factory isn't every #candylover 's paradise then I don't know what is 😅 #literarylove @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

vkois88 True story!!! I need to revisit this one 9mo
thebluestocking Hey! I believe your second package arrived yesterday. Thank you so much. I can‘t wait to open everything tomorrow!! ❤️ 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @thebluestocking yayyy! Thanks for letting me know! ❤️ 9mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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This makes me so happy! Go NZ. What a great idea. When I was little we had the summer Pizza Hut reading program that let you earn free pizza. I read more books those summers than any other. ❤️🍕

BarbaraJean This is fantastic! 10mo
LiterRohde I‘m so pessimistic. My first thought was that it‘s still a good idea but that here in America it would get kids to eat less fast food. I know. I‘m horrible. 10mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @LiterRohde haha not horrible, realistic. I'm just hopeful that by teaching kids that books are treats that maybe they'll read more. 10mo
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LiterRohde I‘m just a frustrated 9th grade reading teacher. Maybe part of the key would be to get them early when they still eat Happy Meals. 10mo
julesG We had books in the HM a few times here in Germany. Made my kids crave fast food. 😉 10mo
EH2018 I was always so excited to earn that free pan pizza! 10mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @LiterRohde whew good luck! I hated reading at that age. 10mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @julesG I mean, fast food is delicious haha but what a bonus to get a book too! 10mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @EH2018 right?! It was the best! 10mo
julesG We go to McD maybe once a year, so it's always something special for my kids. 10mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @julesG yeah my Mom only got it for me when I was sick as a special treat. It's still the only thing I want when I'm sick as an adult. 10mo
SleepyDragon They still have a reading program at Pizza Hut during the school year if the teacher signs the class up. Jack in the Box *used to* have puzzles and mini National Geographic Kids books in their kids meals occasionally, but then they stopped putting any treat in with their kids meals, so we stopped buying them. 10mo
WhatThePuck It's what we get after doctors appointments too. The hubs just started eating McD's again after a 12 year hiatus. He watched super size me and lost his appetite. So it used to be a treat for me and the kids since we only got it when he wasn't around. It's still what we want when we don't feel good either. I've had a head cold all week and I've eaten breakfast there every day this week. 😂 10mo
EclecticBookLover Book It! I still have my pin somewhere!!!! 😁 10mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @NeesyBeth that's awesome they still do it!! I'm half tempted to look kinda it myself 🤣🤣 10mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @WhatThePuck that movie was awful but it didn't phase me lol. That's funny we both want it when we're sick ❤️ there's just something comforting about it. Aside from the fact it's delicious. And they have the best Coke ever. 10mo
WhatThePuck @Whimsical.Curiosity milk shakes were a big thing for when we were sick. Emmalea and I have strep a lot. Now poor Jacob can't have milk shakes so I have to run by Speedway too for a slushy. 😂😂 10mo
WhatThePuck The show also didn't phase me. I might have even ate McDonald's while watching it. 10mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @WhatThePuck slushies are a solid substitute. 10mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @WhatThePuck bwhahaha I can see you doing that. And all this talk has me wanting McDonald's! 10mo
WhatThePuck I had it for breakfast tonight. My mom just invited me to Frisch's. Who am I to say no? 10mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @WhatThePuck Frisch's!! We go there got breakfast buffet every time I'm home. Those French toast stix are the bomb. 10mo
WhatThePuck We had to quit going for breakfast when Andy went on medical leave. We couldn't afford the breakfast buffet for 4 people. 😂😂😂😂 10mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @WhatThePuck it's expensive! And the staff give no Fs. It's the only place my Dad will go for breakfast though lol. He lives right back in that neighborhood off Taylorsville road. 10mo
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Taking a Sunday morning break after Journey to the Center of the Earth. I can‘t remember if my second grade teacher read this to in class. I know he read James and the Giant Peach to us. Fun to reminisce and try to recapture the joy of reading as a child. I wish I could go back in time just for that. Not all the other nonsense like high school! 😖 Thought I‘d pose it with some other faves. Although I was in my late 20s when HP was published!

CouronneDhiver Aw, that‘s a fun one 👍🏽 10mo
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orange.books
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Wow this made me super nostalgic! I remember as an elementary schooler seeing this play performed by the older kids. I definitely noticed a lot more how weird some of the events are, but it made me laugh. The songs sang by the Oompa Loompas we're very entertaining to read as well.
Read through #newyearwhodis for @AsYouWish

AsYouWish I love the songs!!!! I have gotten a few of my students to read this and they tell me that is their favorite part too!!! 10mo
bookseller_cate I still remember being in grade four and my teacher stopped at “turn on the lights” and the whole class screamed “no! more!”. She held firm, though. 📚❤️😊 10mo
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gilroyc

Next audio book

#audio #bookintomovie

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AbbaZabba02
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Book 3 finished Jan 7 2019, Audio.

Much much much better than BFG. the end kinda just... Ended without wrapping things up, but at least no one was dumped in a hole.

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"So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books."

-Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 11mo
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Ruthiella Nice! Good book for this prompt!😀 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 11mo
LeahBergen What a cute cover on this edition! 😍 11mo
BarbaraJean Perfect choice for this prompt! 11mo
Centique I had that edition growing up - brings back memories! 11mo
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EclecticReaders
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More adaptation news! Article: https://bookriot.com/?p=247424 what are some of your favorite Dahl books?

goodbyefrancie Matilda is my all-time favorite. I can't even tell you how many copies I have bought to pass along to others. 12mo
JackOBotts I loved Matilda! Good call, @goodbyefrancie! My friend‘s daughter is named Matilda....I gifted them a Matilda print for her 1st bday...not an age appropriate gift for a baby, but #artworkforthewin. 12mo
goodbyefrancie Matilda is always appropriate. 💙 Good job! 12mo
EclecticReaders @goodbyefrancie It‘s always fun to collect multiple copies of a beloved book! 💖 12mo
EclecticReaders @JackOBotts That sounds like an awesome gift! 12mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz I have this post in my acc too!! Isn't Roald Dahl brilliant!? 😊 12mo
jpmcwisemorgan @Jee_HookedOnBookz Yes! I wonder if I could do an entire month of quotes from Dahl? 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @jpmcwisemorgan I'm. Sure you can! 😊 12mo
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"You don't understand anything about science. First off, there's a difference between waves and particles. Duh! Second, the amount of power it would take to convert energy into matter would be like nine atomic bombs.”

#QuotsyNov18 | 21: #Television

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4/5🍫.
Another classic Dahl that I finished reading to my 8 year old this evening. I enjoy Matilda and James and the Giant peach 🍑 more, but this is still fantastic. My daughter loved it .

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Karkar
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Taking a break from a lazy Sunday reading to See a musical.

MelissaSue81 My daughter saw this with my parents last month. Today I‘m seeing Fiddler on the Roof! 13mo
Karkar @MelissaSue81 we have that one in February. This one is an updated version of the movie and books, so it has been interesting 13mo
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Carolhreads
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Finished this the other day it was so good :) a lot different from the movie version and I'm not a fan of the movie editions of books so I'm hoping I can get a copy of the original book or the actual anniversary edition.

Shaneyney I love Roald Dahl! Haven‘t read a book of his that wasn‘t awesome 13mo
Carolhreads @Shaneyney Yes it was such a good book I can‘t wait to read Matilda I‘m looking forward to that one as well is writing is so funky and good and I always end up laughing out loud while reading his books :) 13mo
Shaneyney I think my favorite by him would be James and the Giant Peach. If you haven‘t read it yet. You should 13mo
Carolhreads @Shaneyney I loved James and the giant peach such a cute book I was obsessed with it when I was a kid and read it several times when I was young its one of my favorites by him :) 13mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I think maybe that came from Ogden Nash? That movie is a fantastic trove of quotes 😂 13mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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To all my new-found, book-loving friends! Thank you for all your love and shout-outs! I feel so welcomed! Litsy is so far, one of the best places I've ever been! #litsywelcomewagon #whotofollow

zzz This quote is fantastic! Litsy is the best place to be! 😊 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @JenIsAlwaysReading ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Branwen The litsy community is the absolute BEST! 😊💕 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Branwen I wholeheartedly agree!!🤗🤗🤗❤️❤️ 13mo
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Gina
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Interview with Roald Dahl in 1982...

https://www.facebook.com/bbcthree/videos/663533127353054/

♡♡♡Enjoy