Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

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  • First editions:
    • Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1972, USA.
      • Illustrated by: Joseph Schindelman
    • George Allen & Unwin, 1973, UK.
      • Illustrated by: Faith Jaques
  • Previewed in:
    • “The Glass Elevator: Some Startling New Adventures with Charlie Bucket” published in August 18, 1972 issue of LIFE Magazine
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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’s first space hotel, battling the dreaded Vermicious Knids, and saving the world are only a few stops along this remarkable, intergalactic joyride.

Teacher Ideas



  • Surrey School award (UK 1975)
  • Nene award (1978)

Fun Stuff

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Quiz

Teacher Ideas


Afrikaans Covers – Charlie en die groot glashyser

Arabic Covers – تشارلي والمصعد الزجاجي العظيم

Bulgarian Covers – Чарли и Големият стъклен асансьор

Catalan Covers – Charlie i el gran ascension de vidre

Chinese Covers

Dutch Covers – Sjakie en de grote glazen lift

Estonian Covers – Charlie ja Suur Klaaskabiin

French Covers – Charlie et le grand ascenseur de verre

Galician Covers – Charlie e o grande ascensor de cristal

German Covers – Charlie et le grand ascenseur de verre


Hindi Covers

Korean Covers – 찰리와 거대한 유리 엘리베이터

Norwegian Covers – Charlie og den store glassheisen

Polish Covers – Charlie i Wielka Szklana Winda

Russian Covers

Serbian Covers – Čarli i veliko stakleno liftalo

Slovakian Covers – Charlie a veľký sklený výťah

Spanish Covers – Charlie y el gran ascensor de cristal

Turkish Covers – Charlie’nin Büyük Cam Asansörü

Vietnamese Covers – Charlie và chiếc thang máy bằng kính