Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

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by Roald Dahl, Michael Foreman
     
 

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Sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

When the world's greatest candymaker gave Charlie Bucket his amazing chocolate factory, Charlie's adventures were just beginning. Now he's cruising outer space with Mr. Willy Wonka in a marvelous glass elevator. The whole family is along for the ride — Mr. and Mrs. Bucket, Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine, even

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Sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

When the world's greatest candymaker gave Charlie Bucket his amazing chocolate factory, Charlie's adventures were just beginning. Now he's cruising outer space with Mr. Willy Wonka in a marvelous glass elevator. The whole family is along for the ride — Mr. and Mrs. Bucket, Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine, even Grandpa George and Grandma Georgina. But watch out! There are all sorts of oddities lurking in space — strange creatures like Gnoolies and Vermicious Knids — not to mention the President of the United States!In this sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket teams up with the madcap chocolatier Willy Wonka once again—only now they are in outer space! Charlie has won the famous chocolate factory, and all he has to do is pick up his family in the Great Glass Elevator, but is there anyone who knows how to drive it? Great fun for everyone.

Author Biography: Roald Dahl's wonderful and outrageous tales continue to delight children the world over. Some of his most beloved stories include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and The Witches.

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Editorial Reviews

Independent Press Telegraph
A delightfuly marvelous story bound to enchant all Willy Wonka fans.
Children's Literature - Cheryl Peterson
This sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory continues the adventure as Charlie, Willy Wonka, and the gang are last seen flying through the sky in a giant elevator. They encounter a U. S. Space Hotel, receive an invitation to the White House, and save the world by battling Vermicious Knids before their descent back to the chocolate factory. Once on the ground, they experiment with Wonka-Vite (a pill that takes years off), and figure out a way to get the old folks out of bed. This reprint is lots of fun to read, and is enhanced by Quentin Blake's comical illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140328707
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1988
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 5.12(h) x 0.45(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

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Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 13, 1916
Date of Death:
November 23, 1990
Place of Birth:
Llandaff, Wales, England
Place of Death:
Oxford, England

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