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CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Eric Idle

Children Ages 8+ • 3.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1973

Dahl’s wit and freewheeling sense of fun and nonsense survive intact in this sequel to the perennially favorite CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Eric Idle, of Monty Python fame, plunges headlong into this story of space travel, aliens, and magic, courtesy of Wonka and his factory. Dahl’s trenchant humor takes flight with Idle’s hilarious versions of crabby old folks, a fatheaded President, idealistic children, and the wizardly Wonka. You’ll recognize shades of Python in this circus for the ears--an audiobook deserving of a place next to such classics as THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, and ALICE IN WONDERLAND. It takes a gifted actor and comedian to push such great youth fiction beyond its already grand scale. If you’ve somehow missed Dahl or Idle, treat yourself and the kids to this funhouse of wisdom, humor, and absurdity. D.J.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2004

CS ISBN $24.00 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN $25.95 • Three CDs

DD ISBN $16.80

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