The Candymakers (Paperback)

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The Candymakers (Paperback)

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Phoenix Books Burlington
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(Middle Grade Fiction)

Winter 2011 Kids' Next List


“Welcome to the 'Life is Sweet' Candy Factory where 'Some More S'mores' and 'High-Jumping Jelly Beans' are created and you can have chocolate pizza for lunch! Logan, Daisy, Miles, and Philip each have two days to invent their own candy creation for the Annual Candymaking Contest. But all is not as it seems, as mysterious interconnections are soon revealed. Surprises are around every corner in this truly remarkable story that is sure to make you smile and say, 'Life is sweet!'”
— David Mallmann, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI

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All of Wendy Mass' books are extraordinary, but this one is something else. Unassuming with its goofy cover and candy theme, The Candymakers pleasantly surprised me with winding plot and thirst-quenching mystery. One timeline with four perspectives told one at a time. With each new POV, there is explanation... yet the mystery seems only to thicken...

— From The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

Four children have been chosen to compete in a national competition to find the tastiest confection in the country. Who will invent a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Lightning Chew?

Logan, the Candymaker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by touch alone?

Miles, the boy who is allergic to merry-go-rounds and the color pink?

Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy like it's a feather?

Or 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, Pi in the Sky, Every Soul a Star, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, and A Mango-Shaped Space.

Michael Brawer spent 15 years as a teacher in New Jersey. An avid reader of science fiction, he has written curricula for courses on the subject. Wendy and Michael live with their family in New Jersey.
Product Details ISBN: 9780316002592
ISBN-10: 0316002593
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2011
Pages: 480
Language: English