Charlie and the great glass elevator The further adventures of Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka, chocolate-maker extraordinary

Roald Dahl

Book - 1972

Taking up where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory leaves off, Charlie, his family, and Mr. Wonka find themselves launched into space in the great glass elevator.

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New York : Knopf [1972]
Physical Description
161 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Main Author
Roald Dahl (-)
Other Authors
Joseph Schindelman (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Released eight years after the iconic original—and one year following the film adaptation—Dahl's madcap sequel picks up precisely where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory left off: "a thousand feet up and cruising nicely." Yet the Buckets' joyride in the Great Glass Elevator quickly devolves from marvel into mayhem when Wonka launches the lift into outer space. The eight unlikely astronauts—and their bed—not only enter orbit, but into some serious skirmishes with everyone from the President of the United States, to Lancelot R. Gilligrass, to a legion of shape-shifting aliens, to the Vermicious Knids of planet Vermes. After our heroes rescue "136 souls" from a cruel, Knid-related fate, the plot inevitably traipses back to the Chocolate Factory. There, Wonka takes his latest innovations, the youth-inducing Wonka-Vite and its counter, Vita-Wonk, for a whirl. As rollicking as it is ridiculous, Dahl's narrative, peppered with cautionary jingles ("So now, before it is too late / Take heed of Goldie's dreadful fate"), preposterous jargon ("Bungo buni / dafu duni"), outlandish recipes (Vita-Wonk's requires "the back teeth of a 97-year old grimalkin"), and unparalleled banter—and bolstered by Blake's beloved pen-and-ink doodles—is sidesplitting, strange, and boundlessly imaginative. Forgo the Wonka-Vite—this one's ageless. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A rerelease of the classic Roald Dahl sequel, presented in a sumptuous collectible edition, continues the story of chocolate genius Willy Wonka, young Charlie Bucket and Charlie's family as they whiz through space in the chocolate factory's astounding glass elevator to fight world threats, including the dreaded Vermicious Knids.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

This collectable hardcover edition will feature a beautiful cover and deluxe packaging, including purple interior text and illustrations! Last seen flying through the sky in a giant elevator in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket's back for another adventure. When the giant elevator picks up speed, Charlie, Willy Wonka, and the gang are sent hurtling through space and time. Visiting the world’' first space hotel, battling the dreaded Vermicious Knids, and saving the world are only a few stops along this remarkable, intergalactic joyride.