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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (Charlie Bucket #2)

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  69,146 Ratings  ·  1,849 Reviews
Now that Charlie has won the chocolate factory, what's next? The sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory now appears in this Puffin Modern Classics edition. Illustrations.
Hardcover, 159 pages
Published May 5th 2005 by Turtleback Books (first published 1972)
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Jason Koivu
May 19, 2012 Jason Koivu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I just discovered Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator was written the year I was born. Apparently a lot of my favorite childhood kids' books were written that year. 1972 seemed to be the year of the fanciful, magical and/or pastoral, nature-oriented kids' book: Watership Down, All Creatures Great and Small, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Frog and Toad #2, Earthsea Cycle #3.

This might explain a few things about me...but then again it more likely has a whole lot more to say about where the Amer
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Anthony
Mar 29, 2012 Anthony rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile-fiction
“Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator” picks up where “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” left of, but if “’Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ is Dahl at his best…” then “Charlie and the great Glass Elevator is Dahl at his worst. However, children will still love the silliness of it all.

The best way to describe “…the Great Glass Elevator” is clumsy and inane. The Big differences between “Chocolate Factory” and “…Glass Elevator” is that former is silly with a point and congruent within itself, an
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Matt
Nov 24, 2016 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, children-s
After the hair-raising adventure that Charlie Bucket underwent in the opening novel, Dahl picks up right where he left off, ready to entertain young readers again. When last we spoke of Charlie, he was loading his entire family into the glass elevator from his newly-acquired chocolate factory. With Willy Wonka and Grandpa Joe helping at the controls, Charlie welcomes Mr. and Mrs. Bucket, Grandpa George, and Grandmas Josephine and Georgina into the machine before it blasted off. Heading up, up, u ...more
Mariah
Mar 08, 2017 Mariah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mariah by: Matt
I am currently trying to read through all of Roald Dahl's books because growing up I loved the ones that I read. I originally read Charlie and the Chocolate factory when I was in middle school. I thought it was about time to finally read the second book.

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator was a very interesting book. It was not what I expected (for the first half of the book) and I was very disappointed by that. I felt like this book was two short stories combined. More than half of the book ta
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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
I remember as a kid being quite disappointed by this book, having so thoroughly loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Now I can see why I wasn't that thrilled with this second one. I wasn't into anything smacking of sci-fi or space travel as a kid. There were probably a few exceptions, but I mostly steered clear of those books.

This book is weird. It's almost two books merged into one. The first 92 pages or so is somewhat of a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for kids. It's that weird and off
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BAM The Bibliomaniac
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."

Ok, the recipe for Wonka-vite is darling and clever

All-in-all i did not enjoy this novelette as much as his others. I felt the pieces were slightly disjointed. Although Wonka's sarcastic comments are much appreciated, Grandma Georgina was not an enjoyable character. And not enough Charlie! The president was just ridiculous.
I'm interested in reading all of Dahl's pieces, so at least I got this one out of the way.

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j
I don't think Nina liked this one as much as the original. She had trouble paying attention until they got back to the Chocolate Factory. Verdict: Needs more candy.
Jenny (Jenny's Book Bag) Baker
This was such a fun story! I listened to the audiobook via Overdrive and the narrator did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life! It's silly, but sometimes we just need a light children's story to make us laugh. If you're thinking about rereading this, do yourself a favor and listen to the audiobook.
Kevin Xu
Dec 22, 2011 Kevin Xu rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book should not have been written. I thought it was a pointless book, where it could be an add on to the end of the first book.
Robert
This is the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. My heavens, this was not good. This is the only Dahl book I have read to date that did not interest me in the least. It was contrived . . . and contrived badly.

The first half of the book placed our hero and Mr. Wonka in space. Yes, it was a bad Miss Frizzle episode. Horrid, I say. The premise of that part was that the elevator had gone into orbit accidentally and they had no control over returning. After bouncing around with knids and othe
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Jo Woolfardis
Unlike it's predecessor, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this book is probably a bit too far-fetched for it to grab the same amount of attention. It's an odd little book-it has some good moments and is written much in the same way as the first book-and his many others-but it definitely has it's faults.

Of-the-time-racism was probably the biggest one. It's difficult to critique something that was "okay" at the time of the book being published, but I can't help but think that perhaps that, along
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Niina
Sep 04, 2016 Niina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Tavatessamme Jalin viimeksi hän leijui korkealla kotikaupunkinsa yllä suuressa lasihississä. Ihan vähää aikaa aiemmin herra Vonkka oli kertonut pojalle, että hän lahjoittaa tälle koko jättimäisen satumaisen suklaatehtaansa. Nyt pieni ystävämme oli palaamassa voitokkaana koko perheensä kanssa tehtaaseen ottaakseen sen omakseen. (s. 9)

Jali ja lasihissi on käsittääkseni ainoa Roald Dahlin kirjoittama jatko-osa ja se jatkuu suoraan Jali ja suklaatehdas-kirjan jälkeen.

Vonkan keksinnöillä on aina lop
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Sara Kamjou
Jul 25, 2015 Sara Kamjou rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
آدم اگر کاسهی اگر و چی دستش بگیرد به هیچ جا نمیرسد.
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به نظرم خیلی خیلی ضعیفتر از کتاب اولش یعنی چارلی و کارخانه شکلات سازی بود.
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Jason
Ahhhhh! that age old problem of sequels, they are never as good as the original story, not even Roald Dahl is able to break that problem.

In the great glass elevator Dahl attempts to write a Sci-Fi story, I think it is the first time he has done that and for me his story telling doesn't work as well up in space. Down on Earth you can believe in giants and chocolate factories using slave labour and also a kid travelling on a flying giant peach, because all of that is just fantasy. But once you sta
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Rubi
Mar 21, 2016 Rubi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant as always, Mr Dahl. It is a pleasure to read your stories.
I have loved every word of this book. What more can I say?: READ IT!
Racheli Zusiman
חביב, אבל הרבה פחות מוצלח מהספרים האחרים שלו. לילדים בלבד.
Marine's Books
I am very sad to write this review. I had loved the first book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but this one is a big disappointment. Honestly, I was really bored during most of the book and it was hard to keep reading. This book has lost all the humor that was in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the jokes are absurd and impossible to understand. Also, I don’t understand what went through the author’s mind when he wrote such stupid things. I can’t believe it is the same person who wrote Mat ...more
Ordinary Dahlia
Feb 11, 2010 Ordinary Dahlia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Haiyah...tidak ada yang biasa kalau sudah bersinggungan dengan Mr.Willy Wonka. Itu yang terjadi dengan charlie setelah dia mengunjungi Chocolate factory-nya.

Elevator yang seharusnya membawa Mr. Wonka dan keluarga charlie malah semakin naik naik naik dan naik terus sampai ke ruang angkasa hanya gara2 Mr. Wonka telat nekan tombol elevator ! *woalaaaaaaah* huahahahahaha...

Di angkasa pun tidak luput dari kejadian luar biasa. Mereka coba jadi orang pertama yang menginjak Space Hotel USA (pengarang ng
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Debbie
A childhood favorite which was even wackier than I remember it being. The plot is all over the place and takes the characters into outer space to fight an alien race intent on eating humans, back to the chocolate factory, and into Minusland. A fun romp, though not as good as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory because of the randomness of the plot. The humor was also much punnier, which is not something I enjoy, and it outdated itself with some racial slurs in the beginning that would have been fi ...more
Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic)
Published: 05/05/2005
Author: Roald Dahl
Recommended for: Children

In this story we see what happens to the life of Charlie Bucket and his family after he has won the chocolate factory. We follow Charlie, Grampa and Willy Wonka on the adventures and journeys in the amazing sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It is a truly great childrens book as it helps to expend their imagination and engage in the book. It is a silly, fun, and funny book for children to enjoy and love. In my opinion it i
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Michael Finocchiaro
Not really easy to compare this followup to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This one was fun with the same characters, but nowhere near as surprising and magical as the first book. Only for the hardcore "need to read everything by Dahl" fan.
Leah Bird
Sep 07, 2015 Leah Bird rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
THIS BOOK IS SO HILARIOUS AND YOU SHOULD READ IT.
Helen
A jolly romp. Typical Dahl.
Filipa
Oct 24, 2014 Filipa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I only wish Charlie had more adventures with Mr. Wonka. lovely book.
Sandra Bašić
Apr 21, 2016 Sandra Bašić rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very nice sequel of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Mr Dahl is the author with a very rich vocabulary and I really enjoyed it. Smile on my face all the time, what do we need more?!
Krista
Dec 22, 2013 Krista rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to write that this is a re-read for myself but it is not. I never read this book as a little kid. I did read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl as did half the world or saw the movie. Young and old ,Charlie touched the hearts of so many. A little boy who was poor with a dream to make enough for his family to eat, to live in a warm home. A humble little boy who was so lucky to have scored a golden ticket!!!!! So I could not wait to read this book the sequel to Charlie an ...more
Trish
Jan 01, 2016 Trish rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I must say, although it almost pains me, that although this is still a good book, I didn't like it nearly as well as the others I've read before. Maybe that's the trouble with me and most sequels?

In this book, we return to Charlie Bucket and his family.

The book begins where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ended - in Charlie's house. The entire family (including the bed) is scooped up and put into the Great Glass Elevator. The plan is to get them all into the factory but, naturally, things don'
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Valerie
The sequel to the charming story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this story picks up right where the last left off, in the glass elevator.

The characters are very much the same interesting people we met in the first book. Willy Wonka is bizarre with moments of very strange with Charlie who trusts him. They travel to orbit and have an adventure there. Then the story moves back to the chocolate factory where another story unfolds. It felt like two separate stories though both were interesting.

Th
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Paul
Jan 31, 2017 Paul rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kiddos
This was a bedtime readaloud to the kiddos, and frankly, if they hadn't been enjoying it so much, I wouldn't have finished it. All three said they enjoyed it better than Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, so we had a good hour-long conversation about the perils of recency bias. Kidding. But really, this book is not great. I remember enjoying it as a kid, but adults beware: the plot is a mess, the jokes fall flat (especially the borderline-racist ones), and despite some good moments, the overall ...more
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Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940's with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors.

Dahl's first published work, inspired by a meeting with C. S. Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya. Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake. The story, about his wartime adv
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