Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

by Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl

Penguin Young Readers Group | August 16, 2007 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is rated 3.6667 out of 5 by 3.
Mr. Willy Wonka might be a genius with chocolate, but Charlie and his family don’t trust his flying skills one bit. And right now, he’s at the helm of a giant glass elevator that’s picking up speed and hurtling through space — with Charlie and the entire Bucket family stuck inside! Roald Dahl’s uproarious sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is certain to delight and entertain a new generation of readers.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 16, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101652969

ISBN - 13: 9781101652961

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from all right but not as good as its predecessor At the end of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Buckett, who has just won a whole chocolate factory from Willy Wonka the eccentric candy maker, is flying through the sky in a great glass elevator along with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Buckett, his grandparents, Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine, and Grandpa George and Grandma Georgina, and Mr. Wonka. They visit the world’s first space hotel, but the astronauts who are shuttling the staff to the hotel, and everyone on earth watching the proceedings, including President of the United States Lancelot R. Gilligrass, think that the glass elevator is a space capsule carrying aliens. Then when Charlie and the others land on the space hotel, they find that it has been invaded by real aliens. Who are the invaders? Where did they come from? Will Charlie and his friends escape or will they be gobbled up by the aliens? Roald Dahl has written some good books and some not-so-good ones. James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox are all right but nothing to write home about. The Vicar of Nibbleswick is not among my favorites. And Mathilda is one with which I definitely have some objections. However, I really liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It was a fun story that also illustrated some good principles. Sequels are seldom as good as the originals, and that is the case here. It seems as if Dahl was pressed to provide a follow-up and did so without a real cohesive theme. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is certainly not a bad book, and most kids will probably like it. A few common euphemisms (heck, golly, gee) occur; the phrase “O my lord” is used once as an interjection; the Nanny-Vice-President sings of the President, “I used to sit him on the pot and wait for him to wee;” and there is a reference to drinking gin. Otherwise, it is a somewhat silly children’s tale, and there is nothing necessarily wrong with that. But it is a bit disconnected and lacks much of the charm of its predecessor.
Date published: 2012-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl is a fun book to read that children will especially enjoy. It is the sequel to Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, so it was nice to read, since the ending of the first novel did not seem like a proper ending. I like how Charlie is so well behaved, even compared to some of his grandparents that make rude remarks to Mr. Willy Wonka. There are new inventions, new species, and new places that Charlie visits in this exciting adventure. In this novel, Mr. Wonka, Charlie, his parents, and his grandparents go up to outer space in the glass elevator. There, they visit a space hotel, but people from earth think they are there to bomb the space hotel. Find out what will happen and what great things Charlie will see.
Date published: 2008-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the book It's a great book and very exciting after they come back from space, but this book isn't the best one i would say the first book (not the sequel) would be the best one
Date published: 2005-05-25

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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

by Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 16, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101652969

ISBN - 13: 9781101652961

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Mr. Willy Wonka might be a genius with chocolate, but Charlie and his family don’t trust his flying skills one bit. And right now, he’s at the helm of a giant glass elevator that’s picking up speed and hurtling through space — with Charlie and the entire Bucket family stuck inside! Roald Dahl’s uproarious sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is certain to delight and entertain a new generation of readers.