Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

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by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
     
 

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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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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:
9780141301129
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.54(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter-pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the World’s No.1 storyteller.

Sir Quentin Blake, the first-ever Children’s Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated nearly 300 books, including most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books. He lives in London.

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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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 80 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is a fantastic book you should make it into a movie because it would be the best movie in the whole world I just wan't to read it over and over again I enjoyed it so much that I think you sould wite a book about them going to Hawaii were I live that would be so awesome people will love it.
MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is agreat fun sequal
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book I bought Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is because I am a Roald DAhl fan. The book starts where the first book left off(Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). I recommend this outstanding book to all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is a great story which continues the story of Willie Wonka. They break through the ceiling of the chocolate factory and take an adventure. I recommend this book to everyone looking for a good story to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
great book! more like 6 stars! kept me on the edge of my seat! the rocketing into orbit around the earth, the space hotel, the commuter capsule getting attacked by knids,,,this MUST be made into a movie, otherwise the collection of 'wonka' movies/books will be incomplete.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Ruald Daul's books I love reading them at night too put my self asleep even druing class i'll try to read a sentence or too
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a great novel by ronled daul. i think this is better then the first.i relly liked it. this would have to be a must read.roneld daul has outdone himself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOL THE MOST IN A LIFETIME AND WILL NOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is very excellent so far
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really didn't know if I would enjoy this book as much as the first since the first half of the book is spent in outer space and not at the Chocolate factory. But once they do return to the factory, it picks up again. I still recommend this book, but the original is far superior. This shouldn't be turned into a movie.
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absolutely awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love roald dahl thank you for inspiring me to read :D !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It might even have a point or two on the originalA due to the troubling cases of Violet, Augustus, and Mike being absent. I would really enjoy a movie version of this, but I happen to know that Roald Dhal fprbade any such thimg due to problems that he had with the 1971 movie. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME!!!!
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So boring i never finished reading it.
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"The contrys so full of wing's and wong's that every time you wing(ring)you get the wong(wrong) number!!!!!!!!!""
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