The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunder

The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders  (Author)

Paperback:         304 pages

Age Range:         10 years and up

Publisher:            Yearling Books

Fans of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will adore Kate Saunders’s new middle-grade adventure that is “a whizz-pop chocolate romp” (Kirkus Reviews).

Enter a world filled with magical chocolate, evil villains, and an adventure twins Lily and Oz never could have dreamed. . . .

Lily and Oz Spoffard have just inherited a magical house with a mysterious boarded-up chocolate shop on the ground floor. The twins’ great-great-uncles were famous chocolatiers, and their chocolate was ANYTHING but ordinary. In fact, it had magical properties.

Now an evil gang is after the secret recipe, and it’s up to Lily and Oz to stop them. The fate of their family, and the world, depends on it.

Praise for The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

“This story has adventure, excitement, humour and magic, and will appeal to boys and girls alike.”–SLJ

“Reminiscent of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”–Booklist

“A quick pace and intricate plot twists keep excitement high . . . in this enjoyable and moving romp through a magical London underworld.”–Publishers Weekly

Winner of the Costas Award for Children’s Fiction


Kate Saunders is an English author, actress and journalist. She has worked for newspapers and magazines in the UK, including The Sunday Times, Sunday Express, Daily Telegraph, She and Cosmopolitan.

She was a winner of the Costas Award for Children’s Fiction in 2014.

She has also been a regular contributor to radio and television, with appearances on the Radio 4 programmes Woman’s Hour, Start the Week and Kaleidoscope. She was, with Sandi Toksvig, a guest on the first episode of the long-running news quiz programme Have I Got News for You

Saunders has also written multiple books for children and for adults.