Sequel to 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.'
The Elevator shuddered, and then with a fearful whooshing noise it shot vertically upward like a rocket. "We've gone into orbit!" cried Mr Wonka.'
Charlie has won Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, and is now on his way to take possession of it. With his parents and grandparents - and Mr Wonka - he's travelling by a strange new means of transport: a Great Glass Elevator! But suddenly things start to go wrong. The elevator zooms higher and higher into the sky until it goes into orbit around the Earth.
So begins a hilarious and exciting adventure, perfectly complemented with illustrations by Quentin Blake, in which Charlie, his family and Mr Wonka - and three gallant astronauts they meet - defend themselves against a mob of vicious space monsters.