Charlie y el Gran Ascensor de cristal (Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator) (Spanish Edition)

by Roald Dahl

Paperback, 2005

Status

Available

Call number

PB Dah

Call number

PB Dah

Local notes

PB Dah

Barcode

3990

Publication

Alfaguara Infantil (2005), Paperback, 164 pages

Description

Taking up where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory leaves off, Charlie, his family, and Mr. Wonka find themselves launched into space in the great glass elevator.

Awards

Nēnē Award (Nominee — 1978)

Language

Original publication date

1972

Physical description

164 p.; 7.94 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member kings8
I like how this book was written
LibraryThing member snapdragongirl
This is the sequel to the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Charlie and his family get into the glass elevator of Mr. Wonka. He takes them up high in the sky intending to go through the roof of his chocolate factory. However, an accident occurs and the elevator are sent into outer space. They
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meet up with the Space Hotel “U.S.A.,” a recently built hotel floating in orbit around Earth. But a group of shape-shifting aliens attack.

After fighting off the aliens, the elevator returns to the chocolate factory. Mr. Wonka gives Charlie’s grandparents Wonka-Vite to reduce their age, which only leads to further disaster.

This book is not as good as its predecessor, but it does have its charms. There are a good deal of puns and jokes, making this a similarly light read. The first part reminded me of a youth version of some of Douglas Adam’s books – sci-fi taken humorously. Although it is humorous, I feel the plotline is a bit weak. While Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one complete story, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is more of a few anecdotes about the characters from the first book. However, it is still a worthwhile read.
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LibraryThing member TakeItOrLeaveIt
read this one separately and well after I Read the original. I read this in 5th grade during my aloof stage. i didn't like my 5th grade class. I kept very much to myself and my thoughts that year. it was the year i became hysterical and started analyzing everything around me. this book was right up
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my alley, about a boy and his role model flying high in the sky alone with nothing to do but fiddle with gadgets and discuss the deep blue earth below them.
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LibraryThing member flouncyninja
Charlie and the Space Aliens became Charlie and the Really Grumpy Grandparents midway. The fun and humor from the first book seemed completely lacking in this sequel. Perhaps if the grandparents didn't complain so much, the story could have flowed more easily, but instead I found myself not wanting
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to continue after the glass elevator made it back to the factory.
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LibraryThing member hgcslibrary
Taking up where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory leaves off, Charlie, his family, and Mr. Wonka find themselves launched into space in the great glass elevator.
LibraryThing member SR510
There are those who claim that Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is a sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and ought to be considered part of the canon of the first book. Let's just say I disagree.
LibraryThing member nosajeel
Although not as good as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Great Glass Elevator still is entertaining and has much the same sensibility. It begins exactly where the Chocolate Factory ended, with Willy Wonka and the entire Bucket family in the great glass elevator--and three of the grandparents
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still in bed where they stay for most of this book as well. It begins with a science fiction adventure as the glass elevator goes into orbit, encounters deadly space creatures, and saves a bunch of astronauts. The second half centers around Wonka-vita and Vita-Wonk, drugs that can make you multiples of twenty years younger and twenty years older. In Chocolate Factory fashion the grandparents take various combinations of these, ignoring all directions and common decency, end up temporarily punished by bearing the consequences of their actions, but eventually all recover. As in the first book, Charlie is the decent enthusiastic one. It ends with them all heading off to meet the President of the United States.

What makes this book less special than Chocolate Factory is that it does not have the same timeless, mythical style but feels a little more dated in a time and place (especially with the many scenes with the U.S. President). And Charlie is a more static character, beginning and ending the book with much the same understanding and wonder but not really learning or discovering much along the way. And Grandpa Joe is more absent. So it is less a sequel in which everything develops further and more a spinoff that takes a bunch of familiar characters on a new adventure. But it is certainly a great adventure.
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LibraryThing member Homeschoolbookreview
At the end of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Buckett, who has just won a whole chocolate factory from Willy Wonka the eccentric candy maker, is flying through the sky in a great glass elevator along with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Buckett, his grandparents, Grandpa Joe and Grandma
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Josephine, and Grandpa George and Grandma Georgina, and Mr. Wonka. They visit the world’s first space hotel, but the astronauts who are shuttling the staff to the hotel, and everyone on earth watching the proceedings, including President of the United States Lancelot R. Gilligrass, think that the glass elevator is a space capsule carrying aliens. Then when Charlie and the others land on the space hotel, they find that it has been invaded by real aliens. Who are the invaders? Where did they come from? Will Charlie and his friends escape or will they be gobbled up by the aliens?

Roald Dahl has written some good books and some not-so-good ones. James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox are all right but nothing to write home about. The Vicar of Nibbleswick is not among my favorites. And Mathilda is one with which I definitely have some objections. However, I really liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It was a fun story that also illustrated some good principles. Sequels are seldom as good as the originals, and that is the case here. It seems as if Dahl was pressed to provide a follow-up and did so without a real cohesive theme. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is certainly not a bad book, and most kids will probably like it. A few common euphemisms (heck, golly, gee) occur; the phrase “O my lord” is used once as an interjection; the Nanny-Vice-President sings of the President, “I used to sit him on the pot and wait for him to wee;” and there is a reference to drinking gin. Otherwise, it is a somewhat silly children’s tale, and there is nothing necessarily wrong with that. But it is a bit disconnected and lacks much of the charm of its predecessor.
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LibraryThing member SueinCyprus
Sequel to 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', and best read after that as it would be very odd as a stand-alone. It's bizarre enough anyway - and, in my view, a bit disappointing in that it tells us very little about what happens to the Bucket family after Charlie's windfall at the end of the
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first book.

Instead, much of this book takes place in space, where some most unpleasant aliens are encountered. There's some humour, inevitably, and the pace is good; but once this section has passed, and the elevator returns the family to the chocolate factory, it goes downhill fast (in my view).

However my four-year-old grandson loves everything by Dahl, and although he's heard this at least twice before, asked me to read it to him after finishing 'Charlie and the Chocolate factory'. I'm sure quite a bit went over his head, but it didn't matter.
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LibraryThing member Snukes
I want an elevator like this. All the same, not as good as the first.
LibraryThing member PhilSyphe
I can’t remember much about "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator", as I read it when at primary school, but I do recall how popular Roald Dahl was with most if not all of the class. For that reason I’m rating this four stars and hope I’m not being unjustified.

I either read this or had it
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read to me (the equivalent to an audio book) or both somewhere from 1983-85, thus I’ve put 1984 as reading dates as an average. I will have read/heard a few of Mr Dahl’s books during this period, of which some titles I can’t remember at all, but this one I would have read because I was a fan of the previous Charlie book.

If I had to or wanted to re-read any children’s books for some reason or other then I’d definitely opt for works by this author. All these years on and he’s left a very faint yet happy memories in the back of my mind.
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LibraryThing member grapeapril75
Fantastic book for kids! So imaginative and creative. Easy read that children will find delightful!

Roald Dahl is always brilliant! His stories and rhymes are fun and entertaining! Some of my all time favorites!! Such a great way to entertain children and get them interested in reading!
LibraryThing member stipe168
underated sequel to charlie and the chocolate factory. takes place in space, and has all the dahl wit and charm attached to it. willy wonka is on of the greatest literary inventions ever.
LibraryThing member sarafwilliams
Oh no... this is proof most authors should stick with one book and not go on creating duologies, trilogies or whatever. Because Charlie and the Great Glass Elevater, my friends, was totally unnecessary. After giving the first book a big 5 star rating, I instantly picked up this one and was
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dissappointed.
It's not that the story isn't good, it's just that in comparison to the first one it doesn't even come close in terms of greatness. Whilst the first one is a wonderful story, this one is just trying to be as weird as possible. This could have easily been resumed and put into the first volume.
I didn't find their time in space enjoyable to read, neither was I overly excited about the descriptions about the aging pills.
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LibraryThing member SirRoger
This one is not a classic. It's kind of funny, but mostly just silly. Not a lot happens, and the whole back-and-forth age potion thing is kind of dumb. I did enjoy the silly president, though.
LibraryThing member AmberTheHuman
Well, that was racist. Nonetheless, onto more Dahl!
LibraryThing member dukefan86
I enjoyed this follow-up to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory way back in elementary school, though it didn't have quite the charm of "Chocolate Factory." It reminds me of the Harry Potter series that way, in that I enjoyed all of the Potter books, but the very first one had a special charm in
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introducing me to that special world.
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LibraryThing member natalieleclerc
ganenteid to make you laugh till your gasping for breath
LibraryThing member Echobrain
It's almost cheering to realise, upon reading this sequel to the utterly fantastic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, that Roald Dahl was human after all and was perfectly capable of writing some utter rubbish. This really is poor stuff with a very weak plot that makes little sense, even in Dahl's
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twisted universe. Why is it that no-one in the USA government recognises Willy Wonka after the worldwide event of the Golden Ticket chasing in the previous book?? To be honest, the humourous and even allegorical representation of the US government and military is this book's only saving grace.
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LibraryThing member katieloucks
Wish they made a movie about this!!!!
LibraryThing member hackmac
As usual, Roald Dahl's story-telling prowess shone once again in this sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I'm in awe at Roald Dahl's natural talent to write books. Really, he's amazing.
LibraryThing member jmredgate
I love how Roald Dahl can make a political commentary into a children's book. Also loved how relavent it still is. Reads like it was written yesterday.
LibraryThing member engpunk77
Unable to read; Charlie & the family are flying in the great glass elevator through space and onto weird fictional planets--ugh!
LibraryThing member Arkrayder
Not as good as the original but it’s nice to have at least one more adventure with Mr. Wonka and co.
LibraryThing member sarafwilliams
Oh no... this is proof most authors should stick with one book and not go on creating duologies, trilogies or whatever. Because Charlie and the Great Glass Elevater, my friends, was totally unnecessary. After giving the first book a big 5 star rating, I instantly picked up this one and was
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dissappointed.
It's not that the story isn't good, it's just that in comparison to the first one it doesn't even come close in terms of greatness. Whilst the first one is a wonderful story, this one is just trying to be as weird as possible. This could have easily been resumed and put into the first volume.
I didn't find their time in space enjoyable to read, neither was I overly excited about the descriptions about the aging pills.
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