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Now that Charlie has won the chocolate factory, what's next? Even wilder adventures, that'swhat! Join him, Grandpa Joe, and, of course, Willy Wonka for the amazing, intergalactic sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!


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Now that Charlie has won the chocolate factory, what's next? Even wilder adventures, that'swhat! Join him, Grandpa Joe, and, of course, Willy Wonka for the amazing, intergalactic sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

30 review for Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator (Abd)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Luca Ambrosino

    English (Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator) / Italiano 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 probabl English (Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator) / Italiano 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 probably be disappointed by this sequel (not me!), however some brilliant idea still grab the attention of younger readers.Vote: 7 Il seguito de La fabbrica di cioccolato, inizia esattamente dove eravamo arrivati al termine della precedente avventura, ossia nell’ascensore di cristallo che dovrebbe portare Charlie Bucket e tutta la sua famiglia (e ovviamente il signor Wonka), alla fabbrica di cioccolato. Ma qualcosa va storto…Una serie di mirabolanti avventure e di eventi catastrofici terrà i più piccini con il fiato sospeso. Chi ha amato La fabbrica di cioccolato probabilmente rimarrà deluso da questo seguito (non io!), tuttavia alcune trovate divertenti coinvolgeranno comunque i lettori più giovani.Voto: 7

  2. 5 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    I really think Wonka needs to stick with his Chocolate Factory... 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 I really think Wonka needs to stick with his Chocolate Factory... 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 rather amusingly until they spot a space station hotel. My Great Glass Elevator is ready for anything! In we go! Into the breach, dear friends, into the breach! The moment they set foot into the station, all heck breaks loose. I didn't know where to look. Between Charlie, Mr. Wonka, his parents and all four of his grandparents, there was surely enough misadventures to keep even the most restless of children entertained. A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men,” Mr. Wonka said. Overall, this was an interesting one. I certainly couldn't have predicted where this was going but was pleasantly surprised by the ending. That being said, I was really disappointed that this one was so paled so much in comparison with the first novel. There was no naughty kids getting their just deserts, there weren't any creepily cheerful Oompa-Loompa songs and (most importantly) hardly any chocolate factory. I don't think I'll be going for a reread any time soon. Audiobook Comments Really enjoyed all of the inflections and tones. Certainly made this one fun to listen to! Douglas Hodge certainly knew what he was doing when he read this one! Blog | Instagram | Twitter

  3. 4 out of 5

    JV (semi-hiatus)

    [Preflight Announcement] 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 flight [Preflight Announcement] 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 flight, as we may expect atmospheric turbulence, symptomatic migraines, and extreme motion sickness. For that, we do apologise in advance. We ask that your seats and tables (if there is one) be in their full upright-position prior take-off. Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the aircraft including the lavatories (if ever present) for the entire duration of the flight. So, hold your horses! Grab your gizzards and pray that you arrive in one piece! If there is anything we can do to make your flight more enjoyable, let us know and thank you for choosing Wonka Air! [Captain's Announcement] Dear passengers, this is your captain speaking. First, I'd like to welcome the following people onboard Wonka Air Flight SOS-911: Charlie Bucket, Mr. and Mrs. Bucket, Grandma Josephine, Grandpa Joe, Grandma Georgina and Grandpa George. We are currently cruising at an immense altitude of 1,261,154,400 feet at an airspeed of 17,000 miles an hour. Please be reminded that I won't be able to determine the weather conditions as of this moment for we are travelling at a blinding speed, however, fear not of being roasted to a crisp or frizzled to a fritter! For our flight is "air-conditioned, ventilated, aerated and automated" as well as "shockproof, waterproof, bombproof, bulletproof and Knidproof". Help yourselves to some scrumdiddlyumptious food as we have a non-existent cabin crew. We also don't need any in-flight movie and we are currently experiencing a horrifying one through our see-through aircraft — behold the Vermicious Knid and its victims aboard the Transport Capsule! Will they survive? That is the question! And now as your captain, it is my personal responsibility to ensure your safety lest we'll be lixivated by the colossal Knid! Should you decide to board this flight, be wary that this intergalactic expedition isn't what you might expect it to be. You may want to refer to other passenger's reviews about this flight. The tailwind clearly wasn't on its side and apparently lost its spark and magic halfway through its journey. Before deplaning, kindly check around your seat for any personal belongings you might have brought on board including your sanity. On behalf of Wonka Air and the entire non-existent crew, I would like to thank you for joining us on this trip. We are absolutely, definitely looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Have a pleasant day! [End Announcement]

  4. 5 out of 5

    Henry Avila

    As we last seen the mighty, marvelous, wizard , Willy Wonka and his sidekick Charlie floating high in the sky, ( blue in color if you are curious, what else? ) in the stupendous... the Great Glass Elevator of the previous book, we wonder where in the world are they going? Not exactly there, someplace better for certain, but first, on board the magical contraption are of course...Willy...Charlie... the boy's parents Mr.and Mrs. Bucket ( not important enough to be given their proper names) and the As we last seen the mighty, marvelous, wizard , Willy Wonka and his sidekick Charlie floating high in the sky, ( blue in color if you are curious, what else? ) in the stupendous... the Great Glass Elevator of the previous book, we wonder where in the world are they going? Not exactly there, someplace better for certain, but first, on board the magical contraption are of course...Willy...Charlie... the boy's parents Mr.and Mrs. Bucket ( not important enough to be given their proper names) and the four aged grandparents of the kid, the duo and the machine, had picked up...Still in the beloved ancient bed, pardon me, old Grandpa Joe is walking, sauntering in truth and has left his friends. Getting back to the adventure Wonka says he needs to travel to outer space and gain tremendous speed in the descent, to punch a large hole in his chocolate factory's roof in order to reenter the building, seems very extreme and a little dangerous the old, grumpy folks feel, they like the calm, peaceful atmosphere ... none here...and quite expensive I think to repair, however it's his edifice. Yet Mr. Willy Wonka makes Edison look like an amateur inventor next to him, this man or is he? Has everything needed for survival, let us continue this gentleman's escapades, he knows it all, Charlie believes...never gets nervous in a tight situation, unflappable always as they, the others scream in terror at the sight of thousands of evil Vermicious Knids trying to crush them, hundreds of miles above in Earth orbit. What you don't know what these creatures are? Shame on you, I take that back, few people do...picture a large egg with two menacing looking eyes , who later transform themselves into even bigger, uglier snakes. This ... silly... misunderstanding occurred because the people from the glass elevator wanted to be the first guests in the brand new glorious Space Hotel, these aliens from a planet millions of light- years away got there before, unwelcome though since not one is paying a dime, for accommodations, to be fair, the same applies equally, to the beings from the chocolate factory, however Mr. Wonka has plenty of money, he is definitely not a gatecrasher he says ...and will pay all expenses incurred. The real guests are being brought up by American astronauts and the hotel staff also, over 140 total, imagine the shock seeing Willy and Co. and these things floating around in unhealthy space... battling each other, now the snakes, trying to kill both groups, the new visitors, are not amused or believers for a while.. .yet will be soon...Houston thinks they the astronauts , have gone completely nuts describing the action, as the undaunted Willy Wonka fights back, additionally the old, petrified people inside the glass elevator, help if possible. I trust the heroes will get on solid ground in a short time, but this is debatable...A good sequel to the classic book , well worth the trouble to read... for the young at heart. And those a tiny bit older ...all are welcomed without a doubt too.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Matt

    Neo's class has been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which led us to watching both versions of the film. When he learned of this sequel, he wanted us to give it a try. Not one he highly recommends, but here is a slightly updated version of my original review: 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 Neo's class has been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which led us to watching both versions of the film. When he learned of this sequel, he wanted us to give it a try. Not one he highly recommends, but here is a slightly updated version of my original review: 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 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, up into the sky, Wonka explains the wonders of his machine, which can go in any direction and into any room whatsoever. Wonka is eager to show off the elevator's prowess, blasting it into space, where the group is spotted by a US rocket ship full of astronauts. Reporting back to the White House, these astronauts speak about the peculiar nature of the unidentified ship in front of them. The President of the United States is sure they are astronaut spies that cannot be trusted, even from afar. As Wonka and Charlie dock the elevator onto the International Space Hotel USA, more drama ensues when an extra-terrestrial being is seen wandering around. Knowing much about space and its inhabitants, Wonka helps protect the aforementioned US ship and the containment pod carrying workers for the hotel, before blasting back towards earth. Upon arrival back at the factory, Wonka seeks to enliven Charlie's grandparents, in hopes that they will get out of bed and help run the factory. Stubborn and old, George, Georgina, and Josephine refuse, but are subject to a product that Willy Wonka has been using inside the factory walls; a pill that can reverse the aging process. When the three greedy grandparents take matters into their own hands, Wonka must use another product, with the opposite effect, to calibrate their ages again. Just as Charlie thinks the drama might be done, there comes a special letter from Washington, with another round of adventures for everyone to enjoy. Dahl's creative juices were surely flowing and shall never be bottled as he creates more fun for the young and those who feel it in the bones. While not as crafty as the first Charlie Bucket story, Dahl brings readers into the fold with another outlandish tale that pushes the limits of the imagination. That said, it does clip along nicely and utilises some of the minor characters from the opening tale (grandparents) in a more hands-on role, which is sure to pique the interest of the reader. Dahl chooses to focus more on the action-adventure in this book than the slowly evolving adventure that touches the heart, which I did not care for as much, but still remain happy to see how things developed. The novel poses fewer themes and lessons than pure, silly entertainment for the reader. I can see what this was never picked up for a movie (to the best of my knowledge), but can only hope that if it is, Johnny Depp is kept away from the project, as he left a new generation with a sour taste in their mouths that no Oompa Loompa could fix. While the ending does leave room for more adventures and the characters could make for an interesting mix within the factory walls, the passing of Roald Dahl in 1990 has made that a natural impossibility. But, with a score of other novels for children to explore, there is hope that the new generation will look back to what entertained their parents and grandparents, finding richness in stores that did not require vampires, wizards, or even Middle School. Kudos, Mr. Dahl for touching so many lives across the generations with simple ideas that flourish into magic. Like/hate the review? An ever-growing collection of others appears at: http://pecheyponderings.wordpress.com/

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator: The Further Adventures of Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka, Chocolate-Maker Extraordinaire, Roald Dahl 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, Inc Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator: The Further Adventures of Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka, Chocolate-Maker Extraordinaire, Roald Dahl 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, Inc. in 1972, and in the United Kingdom by George Allen & Unwin in 1973. The story picks up immediately where the previous book left off, with Charlie and his whole family aboard the flying Great Glass Elevator. The Elevator goes into orbit by accident, where Mr Wonka docks them at the U.S. Space Hotel. Shortly after their arrival, the hotel's elevators open, revealing man-eating monsters, known as Vermicious Knids, which form a letter of the word 'SCRAM'. Recognising the danger, Mr Wonka orders everybody off the Space Hotel. Upon the Elevator's departure, the monsters consumed some people aboard. Charlie suggests towing the shuttle back to Earth. Whereupon Willy Wonka returns the Elevator with the shuttle to Earth, the monsters are incinerated in the atmosphere. Mr Wonka releases the shuttle, and the Elevator then crashes down through the roof of the chocolate factory. Back in the chocolate factory, three of Charlie's grandparents refuse to leave their bed. Mr Wonka gives them a rejuvenation formula. They take much more than they need, and they each lose eighty years. 78-year-old Grandma Georgina vanishes, having become "-2". Charlie and Mr Wonka journey to 'Minusland', then Mr. Wonka restores her with a sprayable compound that makes people older. Grandma Georgina has become 358 years old. Using a cautious dose, the three are restored to their original age. Finally, the President of the U.S. invites the family and Mr Wonka to the White House, as a thank you for their space rescue. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سال 2001 میلادی عنوان: چارلی و آسانسور بزرگ شیشه‌ ای؛ نویسنده: رولد دال؛ مترجم: شهلا طهماسبی؛ تهران، نشر مرکز، کتابهای مریم، 1377؛ در 160 ص؛ شابک: 9643053784؛ چاپ دوم 1380؛ چاپ سوم 1381؛ چاپ هفتم 1388؛ شابک: 9789643053789؛ موضوع: داستانهای کودکان از نویسندگان انگلیسی - سده 20 م مترجم: محبوبه نجف حانی؛ تهران، افق، 1386؛ در 234 ص؛ چاپ سوم 1388؛ شابک: 9789643693985؛چاپ دیگر: تهران، افق، چاپ پنجم 1392؛ در 238 ص؛ شابک: 9789643698430؛ مترجم: نوشین ملکی؛ تهران، گاج، 1395؛ در 165 ص؛ شابک: 9786003593305؛ مترجم: مهناز ایلدرمی؛ تهران، گل آذین، 1396؛ در 180 ص؛ شابک: 9789647703222؛ ادامه ی داستانِ «چارلی و کارخانه شکلات سازی» اثر: رولد دال، است. چارلی و پدر و مادر و مامان بزرگها و بابابزرگهایش، سوار آسانسور اسرارآمیز فضایی آقای وانکا میشوند. مامان بزرگها و بابابزرگها، الم شنگه ای راه میاندازند که آنسرش ناپیدا ست. آقای وانکا نیز، با آسانسورش پز میدهد و مشغول هنرنمایی است. چارلی و بابابزرگ جو، دست به هر کاری میزنند، تا در رکاب آقای وانکا، سر و سامانی به آشفته بازار و شله قلمکاری که پخته شده، بدهند. ناگهان، سر و کله ی یک سفینه ی فضایی بزرگ، سبز میشود. که میخواهد مسافرانش را، به نخستین هتل فضایی تاریخ، برساند. گل بود به سبزه نیز آراسته شد... سر و کله ی کرمهای غولی هم پیدا میشود. آقای وانکا و دوستانش، در کهکشان شیری، توی دل خطر میروند. عسلهای گلم خوانشگران نوجوان، لباسهای فضاییتان را بپوشید؛ شما هم به آسانسور فضایی آقای وانکا، دعوت هستید! ا. شربیانی

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jason Koivu

    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 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 American reading public's mind was at the time: fully ensconced in Vietnam and sick of it. It was time for a bit of escapism and Roald Dahl's books provided just that. This is a sequel of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which picks up right were its predecessor left off, at least story-wise. It does not however pick up and carry on the same level of fantastical fun and frivolity. Remember feeling underwhelmed, not quite as carried away with this one as I did the first (Ironic, considering it takes place in a flying elevator). Perhaps it's because the shine has worn off a bit, the surprises have been sprung and now that the reader knows what to expect in Wonka it all doesn't seem quite as magical. Oh well. Just the same, it's still a fun-as-heck book!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Anthony

    “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 “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, and the latter is pointlessly silly and seems full of discrepancies. In “…Chocolate Factory” there was a clearly developed plot and moral in amongst all that silliness, but in “…Glass Elevator” I have no idea why it went the way it did. And even though this is supposed to be a sequel, I could be wrong but there seems to be a discrepancy in the age of the grandparents. In addition the story often doesn’t seem to jive with itself. Of course there is always the giant possibility that I was so utterly bored with this book that I didn’t catch everything. Needless to say, young children, for whom this book was intended, will probably enjoy the silly imagination of this story, but adults like me probably won’t like it so much. I think I probably wanted more chocolate factory and less outer space nonsense.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Joey 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 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 with the quite-too-much-whimsy storyline has contributed to this one being almost forgotten. There is still some great imagination, but there just seemed to be something completely lacking: possibly the very flimsy and thin plot and the rather annoying characters of Charlie's bed-ridden grandparents. It was, however, mercifully short and a nice quick read that took me away from the heavy and serious Classics for a while, which is always great. I'm sure children will enjoy it immensely, though I'd perhaps be a bit vigilante when it comes to the jokes about the Chinese. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | Shop | Etsy

  10. 4 out of 5

    Mariah Roze

    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 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 takes place in space and in an elevator. It has nothing to do with the Chocolate Factory at all. It felt like Roald Dahl used Charlie, his family and Willie Wanka as the characters in that "short story" because he didn't want to have to create background information on new people. Then for the second half of the book they go back to the Factory and the Umpa Lumpas sang multiple songs. Nothing else that happened really had anything to do with the factory. The grandparents were affected by some of the candy, but that could have taken place anywhere. This book was a much let down compared to the first book. The only reason it received 3 stars from me is because Roald Dahl is an amazing writer and can even make the worst books extremely readable and somewhat entertaining.

  11. 4 out of 5

    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 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 the wall, with the same kind of matter-of-fact absurdity. Willy Wonka could stand in for Zaphod Beeblebrox, Charlie would be Arthur Dent, and Grandmas Josephine and Georgina could co-star as Marvin the pessimistic robot. I don't know who would be Ford Prefect, though. Maybe Grandpa Joe? The rest of the book after they crash back into the Chocolate Factory is a completely different story about pills Willy Wonka has invented that can add to or subtract from your age. It's all very clever, but it lacks the charm and magic of the first book. At the end when Dahl brings the two story lines back together, it seems like an afterthought, like an "oops, better tie everything together and end this thing." There are some very funny moments in the book, most having to do with word play, but they seem to be written for grown-ups rather than for children. The humor and subtext is just too subtle for kids.

  12. 4 out of 5

    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. 2017 Reading Challeng "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. 2017 Reading Challenge: has illustrations

  13. 5 out of 5

    Robert Owens

    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 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 other things that go bump in the night sky, all of a sudden the elevator was capable of re-entering the atmosphere and was able to tow a spaceship with it. Remarkable! The second half of the book was marginally better. The crew returned to the chocolate factory. Unlike the original text, this was completely boring. Too old, too young, too old, just right. Bah! This is a daffy, half-assed attempt at continuing a fabulous story. Did you ever see Grease II? It was even worse than that! I've read that Dahl began a third installment where the cast headed off to the White House but only completed a single chapter. I think his readers were lucky with that. Really, what is the motivation of a young English boy who now owns a marvelous chocolate factory to go to America and take in a dotty president as depicted here? A waste of my time reading this. And to think, I am a Dahl fan! Ha!

  14. 4 out of 5

    unknown

    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.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ken

    A direct sequel to Chocolate Factory, part space adventure part goofy antics this follow up is enjoyable enough for those who enjoy Wonka’s character. 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.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Xu

    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.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jenny 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.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Daiva

    Not as great as the first part, but still enjoyable. I have a feeling, I might add Roald Dahl to my 'to read everything I can get my hands on' list. The storytelling (as absurd as it gets) is really indulging. I know I would have loved this if I read it when I was a child, and well, I'm liking it as an adult as well. That speaks for itself.

  19. 4 out of 5

    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 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 start bringing Sci-Fi into the story you have to make things a bit more believable and Dahl doesn't do that. This breaks the magic and you realise just how annoying his characters are and how silly the plot is....honestly, imagine America voting in a silly, immature President. Still, Dahl has written so many amazing stories I'm sure he is allowed one hiccup.

  20. 4 out of 5

    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 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 isn't as good as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory however it is still a really good story.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jakk Makk

    I read this to a computer several times trying to train it to recognize my voice: Dragon Naturally Speaking. I called it Dragon Naturally Failing because the program never worked as advertised, even though I bought several generations. To my knowledge, no speech to text works satisfactorily, except the one court (voice) reporters use. 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 gra I read this to a computer several times trying to train it to recognize my voice: Dragon Naturally Speaking. I called it Dragon Naturally Failing because the program never worked as advertised, even though I bought several generations. To my knowledge, no speech to text works satisfactorily, except the one court (voice) reporters use. 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 grandparents get up to some flying monkey hi-jinx in space. Avoid.

  22. 5 out of 5

    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 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 Matilda. At the beginning, the glass elevator goes too high and the passengers are stuck in space. We leave the Chocolate Factory and find ourselves in an uninteresting universe. It could have been nice for one chapter, that would have made an adventure for the characters before coming back to the Chocolate Factory, but it was complete nonsense for 12 chapters! It was really ridiculous and it is such a pity. I had to wait for 12 chapters before the characters went back to the Chocolate Factory, and it is only after that that the story becomes nicer. I would have preferred a book with only around 10 chapters and all the space scenes deleted rather than feeling this book was filled with nonsense to make up for the shortness of the story. A short good novel is better than a long badly written and boring novel. Furthermore, let’s not forget this book is meant for kids and they love short books. What I didn’t understand at all was the parallel story regarding the President of the United States. Why is it even here? Why does the author want to ridicule the President and his cabinet? Also, the novel takes place in a cold war context, since when the President sees the elevator he thinks it is a Russian spaceship and his Chief Army wants to explode it. This takes place during the space race between the Americans and Russians. Tensions with Russia and French spies are also mentioned. What I wonder is how a child who is still in primary school and who reads this book is supposed to understand this?! Honestly, I don’t see the author’s point. This sequel and me, it just didn’t work. One book would have been enough. It is true that the last third of the novel is rather nice but it is not enough to make up for a badly-written book and a failed plot. My one piece of advice is that you should only read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which is, by the way, an amazing book!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Maud

    2 stars, kinda disappointed with this one. 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 2 stars, kinda disappointed with this one. 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 that are still in bed... I hate them. They are extremely frustrating and act sooooo stupid it is ridiculous. I disliked it every time they said or did something because of that. 2 - The story felt like it was originally written as two separate short stories but then later combined by letting the events take place on the same day. The two never really connected and that frustrated me. Overall I liked the plot itself, it was interesting enough but both were short and not as magical and amazing as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I kinda wish I hadn't read this book because it has added a flavour to my experience with Charlie and the other characters that I don't like.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    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 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 impression is that Dahl was more interested in capitalizing off the success of Willy Wonka than telling any kind of a coherent story.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ana

    The writing was good, but plot is a little forgettable. There is also something unsettling about finding a British author writing a racially charged conversation between President of the USA and the Prime Minister of China in a children's book.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Rubi

    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!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Carmen

    You'll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lorena Franceschi

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Let me read it and I won't be as picky as Veruca Salt!! I WANT TO READ IT!!!! 😰😒😠

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Daviau

    This is actually my first time reading this story and I’m a little sad I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first. Don’t get me wrong, I did still enjoy it but I thought it lacked some of the magic of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Some parts were just too out of this world, quite literally! And it bothered me that the grandparents became such brats, it just felt so wrong to me!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Krista

    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 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 and the Chocolate Factory with my children. (to read the synopsis click the book cover above) My excitement quickly turned into a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! What I did not like about the book. The entire book seemed to be an after thought to Charlie’s adventure, space travel would have not been my first guess as to were they were going in the elevator. On the space journey I learned that the president in Charlie’s day was a complete idiot, racist, and meant to be funny. I am not the first person in the world to admit that I am not always “politically correct” and I do not expect all books to be that way either. However if author Roald Dahl was trying to be funny with how he wrote the president’s character, it was not. I found that particular character to be rude, make jokes that were in no way funny about different races. I had to explain to my children after I read this part of the book, that it was in no way ok to make jokes like that. I even thought about stopping the book however I went on. This book like I said before was an after thought, a bad after thought, going nowhere. Dragging on into minus land and back. The grandparents non-stop whining is numbing. I would have liked to see Charlie make the factory his, of course I maybe am asking too much to have the story move forward with some logic of a story plot. So a word of advice for Roald Dahl readers and fans everywhere, this book is not one that I would recommend to anyone. What I did like about the book. There is not much that made me smile about this book. However my children really liked it, Roald Dahl wrote this book for children so the fact that my children liked it. I guess author Dahl did something right! Maybe if I had read this when I was little I would have liked this book as well. 1 out of 5 Stars- One Star because my children loved it, also I thought I could read Roald Dahl books with my children and not have to read before hand to make sure the content was ok. In the future I will read them first! Keep Mr. Wonka and Charlie pure stop at the Chocolate Factory.

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