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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Hardcover – Sep 11 2001
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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.
Dahl's wit and freewheeling sense of fun and nonsense survive intact in this sequel to the perennially favorite CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Eric Idle, of Monty Python fame, plunges headlong into this story of space travel, aliens, and magic, courtesy of Wonka and his factory. Dahl's trenchant humor takes flight with Idle's hilarious versions of crabby old folks, a fatheaded President, idealistic children, and the wizardly Wonka. You'll recognize shades of Python in this circus for the ears--an audiobook deserving of a place next to such classics as THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, and ALICE IN WONDERLAND. It takes a gifted actor and comedian to push such great youth fiction beyond its already grand scale. If you've somehow missed Dahl or Idle, treat yourself and the kids to this funhouse of wisdom, humor, and absurdity. D.J.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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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.
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!
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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Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl is a fun book to read that children will especially enjoy. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2008 by Jane
Have you ever imagined an elevator that could fly? Charlie, in the book Charlie and the Great Glass elevator, went flying through space and time. Read morePublished on April 8 2004
This book is funny, interesting, and a great book for all ages. I loved this book because it's fresh and funny, and Roald Dahl is a terrific writer. Read morePublished on April 1 2004
This book is not that good. Because there aren't too many things happeningin the begining. And then it just switches subject and another thing happens instead. Read morePublished on March 24 2004 by Maja
I think Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator was a great book. I think it was very adventurous. This book is about Charlie traveling in the great glass elevator. Read morePublished on May 9 2003
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is a good book by Ronald Dahl. My favorite character is Charlie. The story takes place in the chocolate factory. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2003
This book that i reviewed is called Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator. The author of this book is Dahl Roald. My favorite character in this book is Willy Wonka. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2003
Charlie and the great glass elevator is a book for all ages. It makes you think of things that never before came to your mind. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2003 by christopher bujdos
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