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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (Aug. 16 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142410322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142410325
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 23 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A delightfuly marvelous story bound to enchant all Willy Wonka fans." -- --Independent Press Telegraph --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Format: Paperback
I've read the positive reviews for this book, and I just can't understand them. It's fairly obvious to me what happened -- in 1972, with the success of the movie version (1971) of the first book, the author probably answered the call for a sequel to the 1964 classic. Too bad. While the original is a timeless and charming (with a thoughtful message), this book is choppy, disjointed, and poorly written. Worse, there's just no point to it at all. Pages and pages are devoted to a rather silly saga of the elevator in space, which perhaps would have been marginally interesting in 1972, but badly dated at this point. That's the first half of the book. The rest of the book is wasted on the grandparents getting younger, then older, then younger again, by means of Mr. Wonka's concoctions. That really is all that it is about. Does that sound interesting to you? Again, no point at all. It just rambles on page after page as if Mr. Dahl's advance were based on the page count. Mercifully, the book ends. Nothing about the factory. Nothing about Charlie growing up. Nothing about Mr. Wonka teaching Charlie anything. I suggest you avoid it.
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Format: Hardcover
After having read Charlie and Chocolate Factory after seeing the movie based upon it, I was happy to discover that there was a sequel. I immediately checked this book from the library and started reading it right away. Needless to say - I was very disappointed.
The plot of book is, truthfully and bluntly, quite stupid. It was sequel made for the purpose of having sequel. Don't waste your time reading this book.
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Format: Paperback
I'm very surprised at the positive reviews. This confusingbook has almost none of the charm and grace of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". The characters are often surly and sour, the attempts at humor are often spiteful, there's a paranoid overtone to the whole sorry mess that left me very, very sad. Halfway through, my young son and I decided to put it down, which resulted in a pretty good conversation between us about how even talented writers can go far astray. I can't help thinking that Mr. Dahl was in a pretty dank personal space when he knocked this insipid sequel out.
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A Great Adventure About a Great Glass Elevator
By Arthur Cook

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl is a good strong adventure story. It is also a comedy and moves at a very fast pace. It covers a lot of ground in a very short time. If there is a weakness, it is that he keeps you in suspense, always wondering what will happen next. But really this is what a good author uses. Roald Dahl keeps narrative hooks coming and coming. Each situation leads to a more dangerous one. The elevator seems like it can do anything and is immune to everything in outer space. It kicks into orbit in outer space. It was able to hook up to the space hotel and to escape really quickly. It is Knid-proof and able to go through the atmosphere without burning up.
In 1969 US put the first man on the moon. In 1972 we sent the second man to the moon. The book is written in 1972 when people could actually imagine going to space.
The language sounds real in a scientific way. He talks about retro rockets, boosters firing starboard, the contraption connected to sky hooks and how they float around in space when they leave gravity. He makes up words that sound real and tells you to look it up in the dictionary. When you look and its not there you feel like you got tricked.
The characters are hysterical. Some of the funniest parts of this book are how the characters respond to things. The words give the characters personality. "You must be whackers! We'll all be pulpifified." The names are crazy too. President Gilligrass talks to Premier Chu-On-Dat and says China is so full of Wings and Wongs that every time you wing you get a wong number.
I love this book. People that like outrageously funny stuff should read this book.. I give it two thumbs up!
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Format: Paperback
One of the most exciting books is called Charlie and the Great Glass
Elevator. It is written by Roald Dahl, and it is fiction story. Also, this book is the 2nd series of �gCharlie stories.�h
This book begin with the part Mr. Wonka, the owner of the biggest chocolate factory to the boy named Charlie. They go to Charlie�fs house, because Charlie decided to live in the factory, and he wanted to live with his One of the most exciting books is called Charlie and the Great Glass parents, and grand parents. Then, the accident happens. On the way back to the factory, they go too far up and go up to the atmosphere. Then, they find the enormous space shuttle, which is Space Hotel U.S.A. But there was a big problem. In that space shuttle, there were tons of knids! Knids are very dangerous, and they can eat up people in one gulp! Do you think they can get back to Earth? Well, you better find the solution in your own.
I think that this story�fs strength is that it is very funny, and has some adventures. It also includes some jokes. I really liked this story, and I don�ft think this story has any weakness.
I really like this author, Roald Dahl, and I think he is good, funny, and creative author. In some of his books, I couldn�ft stop laughing. I recommend this book to elementary kids, and may be 6th grader, because it has some magic and �eimpossible�f stuff, so if you used to read fiction book a lot, you should try this book.
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