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Wonka : The Story Before the Chocolate Factory -  Roald Dahl

Wonka

The Story Before the Chocolate Factory

By:  Roald Dahl, Sibeal Pounder, Paul King, Simon Farnaby

Paperback | 11 December 2023 | Edition Number 1

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The story of where Wonka began - the incredible new full-length novel set in the world of Roald Dahl, based on the upcoming December 2023 film.

WONKA tells the wondrous story of how the world's greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker becomes the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.

Based on the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures movie WONKA, created by Paul King and written for film by Simon Farnaby and Paul King.

An intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humour - WONKA introduces readers to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time . . . proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you're lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.

About the Authors

Sibéal Pounder is the author of the bestselling Witch Wars and Bad Mermaids series of books, Neon's Secret Universe, and the Christmas tale, Tinsel. Her debut, Witch Wars, was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. The Bad Mermaids series was a World Book Day title and a Sunday Times Bestseller. Before becoming a full time author, Sibéal worked for the Financial Times.

Paul King is a BAFTA-nominated writer/director who works in both film and television. His most recent feature, "Wonka," is an original prequel to the beloved Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, and will debut in theaters worldwide in December. In 2009, King wrote and directed his first feature film, "Bunny and the Bull," starring Simon Farnaby and Edward Hogg. King directed all three series of "The Mighty Boosh," earning him a BAFTA nomination for Best Director in 2004. The BBC comedy aired in the U.S. on Adult Swim. His most recent work for the small screen includes directing and executive producing episodes of the 2020 Netflix series "Space Force," starring Steve Carrell. King co-wrote and directed "Paddington" in 2014, a film which received both critical and commercial success worldwide, including BAFTA nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best British Film. King next co-wrote and directed "Paddington 2," released by Warner Bros. Pictures in 2017 to great critical acclaim.

Simon Farnaby is an actor and writer. Among his recent TV acting credits he was Spike in Jam and Jerusalem and he played Hamilton Cork, Pie-Face Records and Harold Boom in The Mighty Boosh. In film, he starred as Bunny in this year's British Indie hit Bunny and The Bull.

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