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Article  •  12 December 2023


4 books that will immerse you in the world of Willy Wonka

Four books featuring the master chocolatier to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The infamous Willy Wonka character is having a moment.

With the new film about the chocolate maker, Wonka, fans of the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book have another reason to revisit an old favourite.

But if watching the movie has given you a craving for more from Wonka's marvellous, whacky world, fear not. We’ve got the perfect books to satisfy you.

Check out this list to discover a few must-read Willy Wonka books – from the original to the new film tie-in!

Willy Wonka books

Wonka Sibéal Pounder, Roald Dahl, Paul King and Simon Farnaby, Roald Dahl

Based on the upcoming Wonka film, this tie-in traces the early life of the world-famous chocolatier. Before there were golden tickets and a chocolate factory, a young Willy Wonka dreamed of making his own chocolate creations to share with the world. Follow his humble beginnings as he makes friends and chases his dreams. With a little luck and a whole lot of magic, he might be able to fulfil his destiny!  

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Where's Wonka?: A Search-and-Find Book Roald Dahl

Journey through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory with this interactive search-and-find book. Help Charlie and Grandpa Joe find hidden treasures including golden tickets, rainbow drops and even a cow in a wig. Travelling through twelve different rooms, readers will discover the magic of Wonka’s world. From children to grown-ups, readers of all ages will find plenty of entertainment between the pages of this adventure-filled book.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl

In this timeless original tale by Roald Dahl, Charlie wins a golden ticket to visit Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory. Along with four other children, Charlie will get a peek into the wonderful world of Wonka’s factory. What secrets will they discover inside?

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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl

This follow-up to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory follows Charlie Bucket and his family as they revisit Wonka’s factory via his new flying Great Glass Elevator. But as they whizz through the sky, they discover Vermicious Knids – the most brutal beasts in the universe – lodging at a newly-opened space hotel. Will Charlie and Willy Wonka be able to stop them before they destroy everything?

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