The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

Paperback | December 23, 2014

byKate Saunders

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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, humor 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

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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 mag...

Kate Saunders has written lots of books for adults and children. These include Beswitched, Magicalamity, The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop, The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix, and Five Children on the Western Front. She lives in London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.63 × 5.12 × 0.71 inPublished:December 23, 2014Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385743025

ISBN - 13:9780385743020

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Praise for Kate Saunders Praise for The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop   “This story has adventure, excitement, humor 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 Five Children on the Western Front Winner of the Costas Award for Children’s Fiction   ★ “An irresistible read.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review “Saunders strikes a surprisingly successful balance between the mischievous magic of the sand fairy and the harsh realities of wartime England.” —The Bulletin “A dramatic, heartrending look at World War I’s far-reaching consequences for families and individuals.”—SLJ   The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix   “Saunders weaves the supernatural with the ordinary with ease. Readers who enjoyed The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop will not be disappointed.”—Booklist   “Clearly, Saunders has honed her deft and breezy comic style while affectionately channeling mild echoes of Harry Potter and The Hobbit.”—Kirkus Reviews   “Saunders’s imagination is out in full force. Hand this to readers who love adventure, fantasy, and Mission Impossible–type adventure.”—SLJ   Magicalamity   ★ “[Children] will love this action-packed adventure, brimming with sly humor and clever asides….This book should fly off the shelves, with or without a magic carpet.”—SLJ, Starred Review   “A quick, magical romp.”—The Bulletin   “Saunders weaves a tight tale with a satisfying conclusion.” —BooklistBeswitched   A Junior Library Guild Selection   ★ “This absorbing novel…features a dimensional, delightful protagonist, whose personality and growth ring true....Along with the entertaining magical elements, the universal themes of self-discovery, and looking beyond appearances combine into a wholly engaging and enjoyable read.”—Booklist, Starred Review   “Saunders offers a coming-of-age tale against the rich backdrop of full period detail . . . [It] will charm readers.”—Publishers Weekly   “A ripping English boarding-school story with a perceptive heroine and time-travel twist guaranteed to appeal to modern schoolgirls.”—Kirkus Reviews