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.
words, but the rest of it is a language that has never been heard before on this Earth!’ ‘Screaming scorpions!’ cried the President. ‘You mean to tell me they could be coming from… from… from somewhere else?’ ‘Precisely, Mr President.’ ‘Like where?’ said the President. ‘Who knows?’ said the Chief Interpreter. ‘But did you not notice, Mr President, how they used the words Venus and Mars?’ ‘Of course I noticed it,’ said the President. ‘But what’s that got to do with it?… Ah-ha! I see what
in that Space Hotel and there’s probably a family of them in every room!’ ‘Somebody’s going to get a nasty shock when they go on board!’ said Grandpa Joe. ‘They’ll be eaten like peanuts,’ said Mr Wonka. ‘Every one of them.’ ‘You don’t really mean that, do you, Mr Wonka?’ Charlie said. ‘Of course I mean it,’ said Mr Wonka. ‘These Vermicious Knids are the terror of the Universe. They travel through space in great swarms, landing on other stars and planets and destroying everything they find.
it at once with a pin!” So he got out a thing like an Indian spear, With feathers all over the top, And he lunged and he caught the Knid smack in the rear, But alas, the balloon didn’t pop! Cried the Knid, “What on earth am I going to do With this painful preposterous lump? I can’t remain standing the whole summer through! And I cannot sit down on my rump!” “It’s a bad case of rear-ache,” the medico said, “And it’s something I cannot repair. If you want to sit down, you must sit on
Grandma Georgina. ‘For heaven’s sake, man, turn back!’ ‘I doubt very much if that capsule of theirs is Knidproof,’ said Mr Wonka. ‘Then we must help them!’ cried Charlie. ‘We’ve got to do something! There are a hundred and fifty people inside that thing!’ Down on the Earth, in the White House study, the President and his advisers were listening in horror to the voices of the astronauts over the radio. ‘They’re coming at us in droves!’ Shuckworth was shouting. ‘They’re bashing us to bits!’
right, Mother?’ said Mrs Bucket anxiously. ‘Talk to me, Mother!’ ‘Two minutes gone!’ called Mr Wonka. ‘She’s one hundred and twenty years younger!’ And now definite changes were beginning to show in the old woman’s face. The skin was quivering all over and some of the deepest wrinkles were becoming less and less deep, the mouth less sunken, the nose more prominent. ‘Mother!’ cried Mrs Bucket. ‘Are you all right? Speak to me, Mother, please!’ Suddenly, with a suddenness that made everyone