Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl book reviewI have a very soft spot for Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator since it was hearing the old Rainbow Theatre dramatization on audio tape wonder if anyone remembers those that began both my love of the works of Roald Dahl - at the age of three or four - and my intensive dislike of reading a series out of order. Fortunately, my dad remedied the situation by reading me the first book, and before my fifth birthday I'd read the complete version of the second book as well in unabridged format, plus a good few other of Dahl's works I finished the whole Dahl collection before I was 7. So for me the adventures of Charlie Bucket and Mr. Wonka were only half over by the time that great glass elevator smashed through the factory roof. Yet, for some odd reason, this seems to be a rather lesser known work in the Dahl collection, especially when compared to its illustrious predecessor, which is a shame. The book begins exactly where the previous book finished, with Mr.
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
The story begins just after the conclusion of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In Chocolate Factory, Wonka and Charlie are in a giant glass elevator, rocketing through the sky. Wonka has just offered his factory to Charlie. Wonka explains the situation and asks the family to come with him. The grandparents, except for Grandpa Joe , refuse to get out of their bed, and Wonka is left with no choice but to take the entire bed with him. Now in the Great Glass Elevator, Wonka explains that they must go up before they can go down, meaning they need to gather enough momentum to crash through the roof of the factory. At the last moment, Grandma Josephine has a panic attack and draws Wonka away from the controls.
Books by Roald Dahl
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The following version of the book was used to create this study guide: Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher, The illustrations are by Quentin Blake, This study guide is based on the hardcover edition of Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, a work of fiction by Roald Dahl. The book picks up after Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.