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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Great a Must

this is agreat fun sequal

posted by Anonymous on December 6, 2000

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

So weird

We bought this book.

Did you think Charlie's adventures ended when he won the chocolate factory? As it turns out Charlie's day didn't even end there. Once in the Great Glass Elevator Charlie (and all the Buckets) found themselves on a wild journey to some really str...
We bought this book.

Did you think Charlie's adventures ended when he won the chocolate factory? As it turns out Charlie's day didn't even end there. Once in the Great Glass Elevator Charlie (and all the Buckets) found themselves on a wild journey to some really strange places. Really strange. In one of Dahl's wildest stories childrens' classic hero Charlie finds himself orbiting Earth, fighting aliens, traveling to unreal places like Minusland and most off all, trying to convince his grandparents to get out of the bed they've been in for the last twenty years.
Dahl is famous for his dark, wry view of just about everything. In The Witches he took on women, in Charlie in the Chocolate Factory he took on bratty kids, in Matilda he took on the education system. In this one he takes on really lazy adults. Surely by this point readers should know Dahl was an equal opportunity -ist (or at least played one for effect through his fiction) but he was also a fantastic storyteller, slyly infusing his tales with enough dark humor and irony to make even young readers feel like they're in on Dahl's cosmic joke.
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is quite nonlinear, so it threw my more literally minded autistic son, but my daughter found the wild and crazy wild enjoyable. She especially enjoyed the space bits, which were almost science fiction-y enough for her.
As always, especially with Dahl's wilder works, it's an acquired taste, not for all readers. But avid readers will want to taste Dahl's clever, intelligent story telling which, unlike many kids books (especially those tied in with movies, TV shows or licensed characters) doesn't treat young readers like thick-headed dummies who need moral messages drilled into their heads.

Contains: Bad science, mean old people

Recommended for: 8-12 yrs, flexible

posted by MicheleLeesBookLove on January 23, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2004

    3rd grader SICK of that book!!!!!!!!!

    The Glass Elevator was not a good book. It did not have any adventure and it kept on switching subjects. I really enjoyed Charlie and the Chocolate factory though.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Boringest book ever

    So boring i never finished reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Faith Rae Carter

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Jaden Florival is cool/Snoop dog is an ultra cool rapper!"!!!!!!!!!!!! Jaden Florival

    Hi guys this bool cool if snoop dog was in this book that would be sooo coooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I seen this this book at school-also read the whole book 100 times if i could read anything it would be chalie and the what ever i don't really know the rest of the title so this is all i have write bye everyone

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    BAD

    BAD

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Bad cant read in other text

    Bad

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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