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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Award-winning author/illustrator

by Roald Dahl (author)

Suitable for 7 - 12 years

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Charlie’s already seen incredible wonders – but as the great glass elevator zooms into the stratosphere (destination unknown!) he’s about to visit the world’s first space hotel, and meet the terrible Vermicious Knids! And with Willy Wonka’s flying skills not half as good as his chocolate-making skills, Charlie and his fellow passengers Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine will need a miracle to get them out of there… This gravity-defying sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory sizzles with stratospheric fun!

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.4; Middle years; 5.0 points

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  • 192 pages



Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, South Wales on September 13th 1916. His parents were Norwegian, and were called Harald and Sofie. He went to Repton school, in Derbyshire, and left school in 1933.

His first job was in Africa, with the Shell Oil Company. In the second world war he fought as a fighter pilot, and was badly injured when his plane crashed. After the war he worked in America, and soon started writing stories.

His very first children’s book, written in 1943 was called The Gremlins. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of the President of the USA liked it so much he was invited to the White House and became friends with the President, Franklin D Roosevelt.

He wrote a number of books and short stories for adults, many of which were televised as the hugely popular Tales of the Unexpected.

But it was as a children’s author that he found greatest fame and satisfaction, saying “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers…Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful.” Millions of fans around the world agreed and have chuckled and gasped at his amazing stories. His mesmerising stories, written in sizzling, sparkly language, will lead you into adventures you’ll never ever forget!

From 1945 until his death, he lived at Gipsy House, in Buckinghamshire, where he wrote his famous children’s books. He died in hospital in Oxford, on November 23rd, 1990. His books have continued to be read and loved, and have been made into a number of hit films, including Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You can even visit the Roald Dahl Museum in the village where Dahl lived for most of his life.

In 2009 the Roald Dahl Funny Prize was established in his memory.

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  1. Avatar owl 761790

    on 9 March 2014

    This is the sequel to Charlie and the chocolate factory.

  2. Avatar owl 761790

    on 8 March 2014

    This was great but not as good as Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

  3. Avatar owl 761790

    on 5 March 2014


  4. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 5 March 2014

    Everyone knows Roald Dahl is a great author. This book proves it even more! The context flows well, it’s humorous and tense at the same time. My favourite character is The President because he is quick-witted and generally makes no sense at all!

    4out of 5
  5. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 14 November 2013

    such a great book

    5out of 5
  6. Pearl 113298

    on 30 September 2013

    Great way of. How to end Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:-)

    5out of 5
  7. Default avatar 807810

    on 26 April 2013

    it’s funny

  8. Bellasara 113282

    on 9 March 2013

    A funny book about Charlie and Willy Wonka.

    5out of 5
  9. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 9 March 2013

    Great book!Love it!

  10. Avatar owl 761790

    on 8 March 2013

    love this book. very creative

    5out of 5
  11. Avatar lion 761782

    on 8 March 2013

    A great squeal to charlie and the chocolate factory, funny and great fun tot read :)

  12. Default avatar

    on 7 March 2013

    best book ever

  13. Pirate2small 108060

    on 7 March 2013

    This book is ok, I still prefer charley and the chocolate factory

  14. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 6 March 2013

    This book was awesome And when I were reading it I could never put it down because I loved it so much

  15. Avatar fairy 761766

    on 4 March 2013

    boring i liked charlie and the chocolate factory better

  16. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2013

    I love this book.

  17. Avatar cat 761729

    on 4 March 2013

    Almost as great as the first one. Very clever and creative. Anyone would enjoy this book!

    5out of 5
  18. Avatar owl 761790

    on 5 June 2012

    This book is a great sequel to Charlie and the chocolate factory.

    4out of 5
  19. Fairy thumb 11

    on 20 May 2012

    Very good.I enjoyed the part when the Gradma’s and Gradad’s didn’t want to get out of bed and i enjoyed it when they were invited to the White House to get some medals! It is stunningly amazing that you just have to read iy. I would read all of Roald Dahl’s for 24/7!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  20. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2012

    this is a great sequal to the original classical. so funny i love it.

  21. Petula 113689

    on 3 March 2012

    really good

  22. Clarice thumb 136

    on 2 March 2012

    Until I got the Roald Dahl series, I had never even heard of the great glass elevator, as I didn’t think there was a sequel. But I’m glad to say I think this was just as enjoyable as the first, and I particularly enjoyed the aging parts. Just hillarious. Loved it ever so much, and would read it again in a heart beat.

  23. Default avatar

    on 1 March 2012

    i love this book and it is a great follow on to the book charlie and the chocolate factory.

    5out of 5
  24. Bellasara 113282

    on 22 February 2012

    it is a very good book and very funny READ IT!!!!!!

    4out of 5
  25. Room on the broom 113684

    on 17 November 2011

    okay mainly 4 5-8yearolds

    4out of 5
  26. Percy 112876

    on 10 July 2011

    it is the second book of charlie and the choclote factory

  27. Bellasara 113282

    on 3 April 2011

    It’s really getting exiting

    5out of 5
  28. Dog 113532

    on 3 April 2011

    It’s really exiting! Because it is adventure story and I love adventure stories.

  29. Dog 113532

    on 2 April 2011

    This book is great because all the family and mr wonka went to up and saw the space hotel

    2out of 5
  30. Bellasara 113282

    on 5 March 2011

    I love this book so, so much. Roald Dahl is my favourite author. He writes his books so well. Lots of children like his books like I do.

  31. Giraffe zebra 113509

    on 3 March 2011

    In this book there was great glass lift but there is no such thing as a glass lift.

    3out of 5
  32. Jane blonde 113694

    on 3 March 2011

    This story describes well so I feel like im in the story with the people. I love this book and so did my mum when she was little.

  33. Jane blonde 113694

    on 1 March 2011

    I’ve always tried to imagine those Knids, but i never have. Perhaps, they’re too scary or ugly? I like the idea of a elevator travelling in space with humans and a giant bed and loads of buttons. I give this 5 stars.

    5out of 5
  34. Evie 113313

    on 12 January 2011

    i am reading this and its so exiting! i hope people that want to read this will get there wish true!

  35. Evie 113313

    on 23 September 2010

    idont realy like this book because its hard to read and i dont like it its not boring i dont like books like that

  36. Hayley 113303

    on 8 August 2009

    I think roal darl is one of the best arther for me and i have read most of his books and have got most of the dvds to go with the book.I don`t think charlie and the chocolate factory is his best book but i thought it was full of magic and humor!!

  37. Default avatar

    on 22 April 2009

    roal darl is the best arther for me and i have read them all and charlie and the choclate is the best one i have got it on dvd and i rate all his books 100/100

    5out of 5
  38. Monkey 113537

    on 12 February 2009

    Full of magic and humor!!

    5out of 5
  39. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 1 November 2008

    I’ve got CD’s of this