Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
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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's 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’' first space hotel, battling the dreaded Vermicious Knids, and saving the world are only a few stops along this remarkable, intergalactic joyride.
CROCODILE (with Quentin Blake) THE GIRAFFE AND THE PELLY AND ME (with Quentin Blake) THE MINPINS (with Patrick Benson) REVOLTING RHYMES (with Quentin Blake) Plays THE BFG: PLAYS FOR CHILDREN (Adapted by David Wood) CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: A PLAY (Adapted by Richard George) FANTASTIC MR FOX: A PLAY (Adapted by Sally Reid) JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH: A PLAY (Adapted by Richard George) THE TWITS: PLAYS FOR CHILDREN (Adapted by David Wood) THE WITCHES: PLAYS FOR CHILDREN (Adapted
chambermaids on board, moved in smoothly and linked up with the giant Space Hotel. ‘Hey there! We’ve lost our television picture,’ called the President. ‘I’m afraid the camera got smashed against the side of the Space Hotel, Mr President,’ Shuckworth replied. The President said a very rude word into the microphone and ten million children across the nation began repeating it gleefully and got smacked by their parents. ‘All astronauts and one hundred and fifty hotel staff safely aboard Space
eating you for lunch…’ ‘All right!’ shouted Mr Wonka, laughing and raising both hands. ‘Thank you for your welcome! Will some of you please help to get this bed out of here!’ Fifty Oompa-Loompas ran forward and pushed the bed with the three old ones in it out of the Elevator. Mr and Mrs Bucket, both looking completely overwhelmed by it all, followed the bed out. Then came Grandpa Joe, Charlie and Mr Wonka. ‘Now,’ said Mr Wonka, addressing Grandpa George, Grandma Georgina and Grandma Josephine.
seen one?’ ‘You can’t see Gnoolies, my boy. You can’t even feel them… until they puncture your skin… then it’s too late. They’ve got you.’ ‘You mean… there might be swarms of them all around us this very moment?’ Charlie asked. ‘There might,’ said Mr Wonka. Charlie felt his skin beginning to creep. ‘Do you die at once?’ he asked. ‘First you become subtracted… a little later you are divided… but very slowly… it takes a long time… it’s long division and it’s very painful. After that, you
eyes. Charlie watched her, waiting for something more. Everybody waited. No one moved. ‘… It had a lovely name, that ship… there was something beautiful… something so beautiful about that name… but of course I couldn’t possibly remember it…’ Charlie, who had been sitting on the edge of the bed, suddenly jumped up. His face was shining with excitement. ‘If I said the name, Grandma, would you remember it then?’ ‘I might, Charlie… yes… I think I might…’ ‘THE MAYFLOWER!’ cried Charlie. The old