Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is a children's book by British author Roald Dahl. It is the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, continuing the story of young Charlie Bucket and eccentric candymaker Willy Wonka as they travel through space in the Great Glass Elevator.
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator was first published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. in 1972, and in the UK by George Allen & Unwin in 1973. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was written by Roald Dahl in 1964.
Unlike the preceding book, no film adaptation of this book has ever been made. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory angered Dahl so much (since David Seltzer wrote the screenplay for it) that he refused to allow the producers to adapt the sequel, while Tim Burton and Johnny Depp have announced that they have no intention of making a sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory although part of Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator appears at the end of the film. Roald Dahl created his first books to inspire his own children.
The book continues directly from the events of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Willy Wonka has just given Charlie ownership of his factory, and in a flying contraption known as the Great Glass Elevator they crash through the roof of Charlie's house and inform his family of the good news.
Charlie Bucket has won Willy Wonka"s chocolate factory is on his way to take posscession of it. In a great glass elevator! But when the elevator makes a fearful whooshing noise. Charlie and his family find themselves in splendid orbit around the world the Earth. A daring adventure has begun with the one and only Mr Willy Wonka leading the way.