Charlie has now won Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and with his parents and grandparents - and Mr Wonka - he's travelling by a strange new method of transport: a Great Glass Elevator! But suddenly things start to go wrong as the elevator zooms intothe sky, finally going into orbit around the Earth. An exciting adventure ensues, in which Charlie and his companions defend themselves against a mob of vicious space monsters.
Roald Dahl was born in 1916 in Wales of Norwegian parents. He began writing after a 'monumental bash on the head', sustained as an RAF pilot during WW2. Roald Dahl is one of the most successful and well-known of all children's writers. He died in 1990 at the age of seventy-four.