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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator [Unknown Binding]

Roald Dahl
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31 Jan 2014
Continues the adventures of Charlie Bucket and his family which started in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". This time the family travel in the Great Glass Elevator and have amazing adventures in outer space.
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  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio (31 Jan 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0141354429
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141354422
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,619,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author.

His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. Some of his better-known works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The BFG.

He died in November 1990.

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Picking right up where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory left off, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator continues the adventures of Charlie Bucket, his family and Willy Wonka, the eccentric candy maker. As the book begins, our heroes are shooting into the sky in a glass elevator, headed for destinations unknown. What follows is exactly the kind of high-spirited magical madness and mayhem we've all come to expect from Willy Wonka and his creator Roald Dahl. The American space race gets a send-up, as does the President, and Charlie's family gets a second chance at childhood. Throw in the Vermicious Knids, Gnoolies and Minusland and we once again witness pure genius. (Ages 9 to 12) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

“WE MUST GO HIGHER!” SAID MR WONKA. “WE MUST GO TREMENDOUSLY HIGH! HOLD ONTO YOUR STOMACH!” HE PRESSED A BROWN BUTTON. THE ELEVATOR SHUDDERED, AND THEN WITH A FEARFUL WHOOSHING NOISE IT SHOT VERTICALLY UPWARD LIKE A ROCKET.

Mr Wonka, Charlie and the entire Bucket family have blasted their way through the roof of the Chocolate factory and are whirling through space in the Great Glass Elevator. But they soon discover they are not alone – in fact the universe is swarming with strange and dangerous aliens!

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing sequel 1 Sep 2011
Format:Paperback
The number of positive reviews (4 or 5 stars) that have previously been posted for this book really surprises me. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is a true children's classic which weaves a fantastic and magical tale, adding in a few lessons along the way, that so many children love. In contrast, this book tends towards bland, disjointed, drawn out and unremarkable. In my experience it is a significant disappointment for children (or adults) expecting a genuine continuation to the Chocolate Factory story.
The story follows on immediately from the end of the Chocolate Factory, with the book covering two very different story lines in sequence. The Elevator in space, and then the return to the Chocolate Factory. While each of these ideas could have opened up so many opportunites, Roald Dahl - for once - sadly seems to have been devoid of any real imagination and both story lines are claustrophobic and tedious. The Elevator in space revolves around a U.S Space Hotel (making fun of the US Space Program, President, Chinese etc. along the way); the return to the Chocolate Factory around the Wonka-Vite pill and it's affects.
The book does have its positive moments, and there are a few laughs to be had, but all in all there is little that could justify a recommendation. It is, in my view, the weakest of Roald Dahl's work by a long way. If this were a music album, it would be "for collectors only".
Apparently Dahl completely rewrote Charlie And The Chocolate Factory after his nephew read a draft and said, "Unlce Roald, I don't like it at all." If only he had read the draft of this...
Three stars - it's okay and nothing more.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator 27 July 2011
Format:Paperback
This is a brilliant book about a boy called Charlie who goes out into the almighty orbit. He's just won Mr Willy Wonka's marvellous, magical, chocolate factory. Mr Wonka accidently takes Charlie and his family into space. They link up to enormous space hotel USA, but an awfully scary creature attacks from outer space. Unfortunatly the president of USA thinks Willy Wonka and his companions are aliens and threaten to freeze them. Eventually they get back but Mr Wonka gives the oldies Wonka Vite and something strange happens. Will Grandma Georgina get rescued from Minusland? See what happens next to Mr Wonka and his friends...We particularly liked the part when Charlie & his family soar uncontrollably into almighty orbit. We got really excited when verminous knids surrounded the great glass elevator. However, we especially liked the part when one of the knids gets a giant bump on his rear end. The Oompa Loompas continue to sing their hilariously enjoyable songs throughout this book; Mr Wonka also has a few songs to sing too. We give this book a whopping 10 out of 10. Reviewed by the children in year 3 Little Heath Primary School Hertfordshire.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terribly disappointing 6 April 2014
Format:Paperback
I read all Dahl's books as a boy but had no memory of this one. After reading my 5 year old boy Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and us both enjoying it immensely this seemed like the obvious choice to follow it. Even the boy is bored. I am dumbfounded at how poor this book is. It must surely be Dahl's worst. Not looking forward to bedtimes at all at the minute.

If you want to know what's wrong with it then read the three star reviews and remember that they only gave three stars because of who the author is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 10 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Logan, 5 years old, said it was 'fabulous'!
Luke, 8 years old, said it was 'super duper great'!
Mummy said it was wonderful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Although its predecessor was wonderful, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is an unconvincing sequel to one of the greatest children's novels ever written. It's worth reading, but only if you really loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Still, at least it contains some of the same characters that we know and love from before, including Charlie Bucket and his grandpa and the erratic Willy Wonka. Here, they blast off in to space in the great glass elevator in the Wonka factory, and the book covers their adventures as they make their way back to earth.

What is cool, though, is that Dahl originally planned to write a sequel - called Charlie and the White House, it was supposed to tell the story of young Charlie's escapades in the home of the American president. Only one chapter was ever written, and judging from this story, that's probably a good thing - it's tragic when Dahl disappoints.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator 19 Sep 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Mr Willy Wonka was very funny in the book. I also liked the song about the Knid with his purple bum sticking up in the air, it was really funny. Zach Kidd (aged 8)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not up to Dahl's standard 9 July 2013
By L. Ross
Format:Paperback
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator leaves you cold. We ploughed through the fabulous Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with my son barely containing his excitement every night. This took us ages as he kept wanting to read other things instead. I didn't blame him. The plot has no real point and most of the characters spend most of the time shrieking at everything. Don't bother with it. Just leave the chocolate factory at its peak.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Vermicious first half. 27 Jan 2013
Format:Paperback
Honestly, skip the first half of the book; it is awful. A grudging fulfillment of a contractual obligation? If you insist, I'd suggest you listen to the Lou Reed classic, Metal Machine Music, instead. That said, the second half of the book is much better. The Elevator returns to earth and a trip to minusland begins. Great stuff. If this is the first Dahl book you read, it may stop you reading his other works, which would be a right shame.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read
A good story with some funny bits, we liked all the potions and especially when they went wrong! Good read
Published 1 month ago by Nicolo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great childrens book
My little girl loved this book as much as my grown up children did, it has even made her want to read more of his books. Most enjoyable
Published 1 month ago by justin burt
5.0 out of 5 stars Charlie and the great glass elevator by Roald Dahl
This book was really exciting and I enjoyed reading about all the weird and wonderful creatures.You have got to read this!
Published 3 months ago by Miss Emily McIntosh
5.0 out of 5 stars The great glass elevator
If you have not red The great glass elevator yet then you should. i recommend this book five stars.It is the best book in the whole world.
Published 4 months ago by Mrs K Briscoe
5.0 out of 5 stars Dahl love
Perfect for my 7 year old
He loved the choc factory so the obvious next book.
Would highly recommend it.
Published 5 months ago by Alice Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Okay Sequel, Featuring Space Aliens and Youth Potions
I've just read this out loud to my six-year-old daughter, and though it's not as good as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", she enjoyed it and laughed at the jokes. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Arachne202
4.0 out of 5 stars book
another stocking filler!!!! arrived next day in perfect condition. will be loved as on daughters list, very good valus and will get more
Published 7 months ago by ali
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, even for a 6 year old!
After reading Charlie and The Chcolate Factory, my son could not wait to read this one and he loved it, although not as much as the famous Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, then... Read more
Published 7 months ago by G. Rynne
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book which started off a collection
Our 8 year old now has a collection of Roald Dahl after buying this one and as she loves reading, it is a great gift for all children which encourages them to read. Read more
Published 7 months ago by E.Strathclyde Area Scotland
3.0 out of 5 stars Story a bit slow
The beginning is more interesting than the middle of the book as it is a bit slow, but still an interesting story.
Published 8 months ago by mr james p a morgan
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