ERIC Number: EJ594696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory": A Classic That Slipped by the Gatekeepers.
West, Mark I.
Journal of Children's Literature, v25 n2 p18-23 Fall 1999
Considers how the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"'s achievement of the status of a modern classic provides evidence that children's collective voices can sometimes cause the walls erected by the field's adult gatekeepers to come tumbling down. Discusses reasons for the popularity and controversy surrounding the book. (SC)
Descriptors: Audience Analysis, Audience Awareness, Censorship, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Literary Criticism, Social Influences, Student Attitudes
Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English, The Ohio State University, School of Teaching and Learning, 333 Arps Hall, 1945 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210-1172.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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