Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Version: Abridged
Author: Roald Dahl
Narrator: Eric Idle
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Juvenile & Children's, Fiction & Literature, Literature, Classics, Comedy, Classics
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: July 2004
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

Now that he's won the chocolate factory,what's next for Charlie?

Last seen flying through the sky in a giant elevator in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket is 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's first space hotel, battling the dreaded Vermicious Knids, and saving the world are only a few stops along this remarkable, intergalactic joyride.

Reviews (1)

Not Nearly As Good As "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

Written by Mary Richards from Janesville, WI on May 28th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I was a bit disappointed with this book. I had read the first book and seen the movie(s) many times, but never read this one. I didn't realize that it took place so much in space. I found Willy Wonka to be far less endearing (and barely tolerable) in this story. And I guess the whole plot was less captivating. I no longer wonder why the second book was never adapted for the big screen.

Author Details

Author Details

Dahl, Roald

"Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated in English boarding schools. During World War II, he was a Royal Air Force fighter pilot in North Africa and Greece. He was transferred to Washington D.C., where he saw his first piece of work published, ?A Piece of Cake,? an account of a fighter plane crashing in Libya. Soon after he published his first piece of fiction, a story called ?The Gremlins.? Fifteen years later, Mr. Dahl found himself telling bedtime stories to his children over and over again. These stories became the basis for James and the Giant Peach. After that came Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, and Matilda. Every book of Roald Dahl?s was written in a little brick hut in an apple orchard about two hundred yards away from his home. He wrote them all in pencil. More can be learned about Roald Dahl by reading the autobiographical Boy: Tales of Childhood and Going Solo. Roald Dahl died in 1990 at the age of seventy-four."