Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Published in 1972


Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is the sequel to one of Roald Dahl's best-loved stories, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.



Willy Wonka has asked Charlie and the rest of the Bucket family to live with him. Now, moments after Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ended, we rejoin the adventure as the Great Glass Elevator blasts into outer space...

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is the sequel to one of the best-loved stories in children's literature. Published eight years after Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 1972, it continues the story of Charlie Bucket, his family and the amazing Mr Willy Wonka. The book was dedicated to Roald's daughters Tessa, Ophelia and Lucy.

At first, Roald Dahl thought the word 'elevator' was too American, but the British word 'lift' seemed too boring. 'Air machine' was considered, but 'elevator' came out top in the end, although it is called a lift in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that.

Willy Wonka 1

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

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