The world has gone Wonka!

Alongside the success of Wonka in cinemas, the novelisation of the hit motion picture has been dominating bookshelves across the globe.

Wonka has hit number one on the coveted New York Times Best Sellers list, in the category for Children's Middle Grade books, as well as topping Amazon Best Seller lists in both the UK and Italy.


Wonka is based on the central character of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, focused on Willy Wonka's origins and career. The film is created by Paul King (writer and director of the Paddington films) and written for film by King, along with writer and actor Simon Farnaby. The Wonka film tie-in novelisation is written by children's author Sibéal Pounder.

Head of Books at the Roald Dahl Story Company, Harriet Murphy, commented "Both the movie and its novelisation capture the unique spirit of Dahl's original stories and characters - thanks to the brilliance of Paul King's original story and Sibéal Pounder's skilful adaptation from screen to page."