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"Reminiscent of Road Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory . . . a great read-aloud." --Booklist

Welcome to the most magical house in London.

The family of eleven-year-old twins Oz and Lily have inherited it, together with the mysterious shop downstairs. Long ago, the shop's famous chocolate-makers, who also happen to be Oz and Lily's great uncles, were clever sorcerers. Now evil villians are hunting for the secret of their greatest recipe. The terrifying powers of this magic chocolate have the ability to destroy the world.

Soon, Oz and Lily are swept into a thrilling battle, helped by an invisible cat, a talking rat, and the ghost of an elephant. It's up to them to stop the villians and keep the magical chocolate recipe out of harm's way. Their family and the world depends on it.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published on December 23, 2014 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 0385743025
ISBN-13: 9780385743020
10 Book Reviews
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  • coolkid14579Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 9:37 pm
    this is a really good book
    • FUNUNICORNWednesday, October 21, 2020 at 9:31 pm
      bbe best book ever
      • lions579
        lions579Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 12:24 pm44 stars
        This charming novel by Kate Saunders, follows the adventures of twins Oscar (also called Oz) and Lily, with twists of magic and ... chocolate? This book is overflowing with magical doings, a talking cat and rat, a mysterious unofficial man named J, J’s assistant, B62, and The evil chocolater, Isador. Isador made a immortality chocolate, and tried to recreate it, but needing all the molds, only having access to his, but is his heart actually twisted and evil, or is it just the side effects of not being sober? And if so, can a evil villain have a change of heart?
        • ccswishingstar
          ccswishingstarTuesday, August 13, 2019 at 4:08 pm44 stars
          The Spoffard family has inherited the most magical house in London on Skittle Street, along with a mysterious chocolate shop on the ground floor. Long ago, the chocolate shop's famous chocolate makers, who also happen to be the great-great-uncles of the Spoffard twins, Lily and Oz, invented chocolates with magical powers. Lily and Oz meet an imortal cat named Demerara that could speak, and an imortal rat that could also talk. The twins realize that their uncles didn't die on a tram accident, they were murdered! They joined the SMU ( Secret Ministry of the Unexplained ) along with a witch named Caydon and became SMU secret agents! I really like the plot of the story and I love the characteristics of Demerara! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or anyone that likes an interesting magic story!
          • kyndallknight
            kyndallknightWednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:55 pm55 stars
            I loved this book and it really got into detail and really just made every thing fun in a way that made since but really didn't at the same time
            • happypug12
              happypug12Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 11:06 am44 starsFeatured
              The Whizz Pop Chocolate shop was a gloriously chocolatey read, delivering all the delicious adventures it promises. It's unlike most books I've read, with immortal talking cats and rats, ghost elephants, and magic chocolate, but that just makes it all the more memorable. Kate Saunders did an excellent job at weaving together a believable and magic story about how two twins move into their great-great-great-great Uncle Pierre's home and get wrapped up in "government" work, only for there to be a tragic kidnapping that makes a great story about how even evil people have a soft spot in their hearts. "How kind of you to cry for me; I really don't deserve it." The only critisizement I have is that the drama in this book is blunt. For example, instead of "He leapt off the train like a cat and hit the gravel hard. His pulse wouldn't stop pounding." it would be "He jumped off the train and landed on a patch of gravel." Other than that, it was a unique book that I will think of every time I enjoy smooth, rich chocolate.
              • chocolateWednesday, November 2, 2016 at 4:56 pm
                i love it!!!!!!!
                • ninacreekside
                  ninacreeksideThursday, May 1, 2014 at 3:50 pm55 stars
                  In this book Oz and Lily Spadford are moving to London and they are living in a Chocolate shop when they discover that there is something strange about their new home. They meet a talking rat, a talking cat, and the ghost of an elephant.
                  • otter
                    otterWednesday, October 30, 2013 at 6:46 pm
                    I liked this book, but it was a bit boring. It was detailed, and it was well written, but it seemed like the characters went on adventures, and each one was the same except for a few different parts.
                    • danacreekside
                      danacreeksideFriday, October 18, 2013 at 9:05 pmFeatured
                      The Wizz Pop Chocolate Shop is about two children named Oz and Lily moving to London in an old house that their great, great uncle lived in. The house also use to be a candy shop and evil magicians are now after the recipes, but Oz and Lily are determined to keep them safe. Along the way they befriend an invisible cat, a speaking rat, and an elephant's ghost and flee into an action-filled battle.