Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's sequel starts exactly frome where we were at the end of the previous adventure, that is in the glass elevator that should bring Charlie Bucket and all his family (and Mr. Wonka of course), to the chocolate factory. But something goes wrong...
A series of amazing adventures and catastrophic events will keep all the children with bated breath. Who has loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will...more
Maybe it's just me...but this one just didn't have the same spark as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
“Hooray!" said the Chief of the Army. "Let's blow everyone up! Bang-bang! Bang-bang!”We last left Charlie and his family soaring up into the sky in the great glass elevator. They're about to start their next big adventure, with their feet firmly planted in the sky.
Physics aside, the Bucket Family and Willy Wonka putter around ...more
Good day, ladies and gentlemen!
Welcome aboard Wonka Air Flight SOS-911, a non-stop Glass Elevator service from The Chocolate Factory to the Space Hotel - USA. We are currently the first in line for take-off (and most likely, we'll be the only one). We are expected to punch through the Factory's roof in approximately 5 minutes. We suggest that you keep your nightshirts, knickers, dentures, other personal belongings fastened and your emesis bags close throughout the ...more
After the hair-raising adventure that Charlie Bucket underwent in the opening novel, Dahl is ready to entertain young readers again. When last we spoke of Charlie, he was loading his entire family into the glass elevator from his ...more
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is a children's book by British author Roald Dahl. It is the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, continuing the story of young Charlie Bucket and chocolatier Willy Wonka as they travel in the Great Glass Elevator. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator was first published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, ...more
This might explain a few things about me...but then again it more likely has a whole lot more to say about where the ...more
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, ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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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I practically enjoyed the Vermicious Knids and the rejuvenation pills in the second half of the book.
I couldn’t imagine this story working with any other characters.
I truly expected some more crazy chocolate factory action, but involving a glass elevator. Welp, I hope you wanted Charlie, Willy and Grandpa Joe heading to space and a dumb American government, because that's whatcha got.
I will say that Roald Dahl is a marvelous writer and a lot of this book is amusing! He's got a unique style that made me laugh as an adult but also see how a child could love this book just as much. At the ...more
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, the sequel to the famous Charlie and the Chocolate Factory literally blew my mind in a different way, and I quite enjoyed this awfully far-fetched yet a glorious journey!
The story picks up at exactly where we left off in the previous book. I must admit that the ending of the first book was rather abrupt as though it was chopped off undeveloped, but no sooner had I started reading this book than I figured ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
The story is, as always, a basket full of nightmares, written by the master of Children's Dark Fantasy: Beelzebub, himself. Charlie Spitbucket and his bedridden ...more
I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I love the story, the characters, the factory. Everything is awesome. So I was obviously expecting great things of The Great Glass Elevator. And those expectations were not only not met, they were also disappointed.
There are two major issues that I have with this book:
1 - All of the characters that I liked in The Chocolate Factory are either incredibly annoying or super boring. Mr. Wonka and all the grandparents ...more
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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 ...more