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The Candymakers

By Wendy Mass (Trade Paperback, 2011)
In the town of Spring Haven, four children have been selected to compete in the national candymaking contest of a lifetime. Who will make a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Yellow Lightning Chew?

Logan, the candymaker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by feel alone?

Miles, the boy allergic to rowboats and the color pink?

Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy as if it were a feather?

Philip, the suit-and-tie-wearing boy who's always scribbling in a secret notebook?

This sweet, charming, and cleverly crafted story, told from each contestant's perspective, is filled with mystery, friendship, and juicy revelations.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316002592

    • On Sale Date: 10/03/2011

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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In the town of Spring Haven, four children have been selected to compete in the national candymaking contest of a lifetime. Who will make a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Yellow Lightning Chew?

Logan, the candymaker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by feel alone?

Miles, the boy allergic to rowboats and the color pink?

Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy as if it were a feather?

Philip, the suit-and-tie-wearing boy who's always scribbling in a secret notebook?

This sweet, charming, and cleverly crafted story, told from each contestant's perspective, is filled with mystery, friendship, and juicy revelations.

Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers, the ALA Schneider Family Award winner A Mango-Shaped Space, Leap Day, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, and Every Soul a Star. Wendy lives in New Jersey with her husband and their twins. Her website is www.wendymass.com.
  • "a real page-turner...Give this mouthwatering confection to children who like Trenton Stewart's The Mysterious Benedict Society." (School Library Journal).

  • "[R]eveals a multitude of mysteries...Attentive, candy-loving readers will be richly rewarded." (Booklist).

  • "Earnest and sweet, with enough salty twists not to taste saccharine." (Kirkus).

  • "The novel satisfies without being sticky-sweet." (The Horn Book).

  • Praise for Every Soul a Star:
    * "Readers who...like Lynne Rae Perkins's Cris Cross and Jerry Spinelli's Stargirl books will also enjoy this." (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • Praise for Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life:
    Junior Library Guild Premier Selection Fall 2006
    Book Sense Children's Pick for Winter
    Texas Lone Star Reading List Selection
    * "Soulful...one not to miss." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

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The Candymakers
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN
  • Pages: 480
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316002592
  • On Sale Date: 10/03/2011
The Candymakers