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Wonka by Sibeal Pounder

Most of us are familiar with the story of Willy Wonka, thanks to the 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and its multiple movie retellings.

But what do we really know about Wonka himself? Yes, we know he is the world’s greatest chocolatier.

But how did he get that way? In Wonka, inspired by the screenplay of the recent movie by the same name, we get a glimpse into the past.

As a young boy, Willy and his mother lived on a small boat.

For someone who always dreamed of making chocolate, Willy only ate chocolate once a year, on his birthday.

His mother would save up all year...


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