January 2013 Indie Next List
“Oz and Lily's family move into the house left to them by their great uncle, a magical chocolatier. When they are recruited -- without their parents' knowledge -- to stop an evil mastermind from using the chocolate for destruction, they learn that they too have magical powers. Will they be able to use their powers to save the day? Will the invisible ghost elephant named Edwin play a role? A charming adventure for middle-grade readers!”
— Hannah Johnson-Breimeier, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI
"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.
About the Author
Kate Saunders is the author of the novels "The Marrying Game, " "Bachelor Boys", and the children's book "The Little Secret". She has also written for the "Sunday Times, " "Sunday Express, Daily Telegraph, " and "Cosmopolitan". She lives in London with her son.