TITLE & AUTHOR: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
RELEASE DATE: 1 August 2007
SOURCE: Digital Library
WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT
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WHOOSH! Inside the Great Glass Elevator, Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket and his family are cruising a thousand feet above the chocolate factory.
They can see the whole world below them, but they’re not alone. The American Space Hotel has just launched. Lurking inside are the Vernicious Knids – the most brutal, vindictive murderous beasts in the universe.
So grab your gizzard! Hold your hats! Only Charlie and Willy Wonka can stop the Knids from destroying everything!
The last time we saw Charlie, he was riding high above his home town in the Great Glass Lift. Only a short while before, Mr Wonka had told him that the whole gigantic fabulous Chocolate Factory was his, and now our small friend was returning in triumph with his entire family to take over.
WHAT I THOUGHT
I’ve never read this book before. I don’t think so. I had no idea it existed.
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator picks up right where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory left off – with Wonka, Charlie, Grandpa Jo and the rest of the Bucket family inside the glass elevator on the way to start a new life in the factory. Wonka is as crazy as ever and the family – with the exception of Charlie and Grandpa Jo are none too impressed which leads to some funny scenes especially when Wonka plans to put the Glass Elevator into orbit so they can smash through the roof the factory. Funnily enough no one is very keen on this idea. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is a lot of fun especially when the elevator goes into orbit at the same time the much anticipated Space Hotel USA is due to launch – and Wonka, crack-pot that he is decides they should be the first people inside. Queue madness and Vernicious Knids and Charlie’s grandparents drinking a little TOO much of a potion that makes them younger. I enjoyed Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator but not quite as much as its predecessor.