The Candy Shop War, Book 2: Arcade Catastrophe

The Candy Shop War, Book 2: Arcade Catastrophe

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by Brandon Mull
     
 

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It will take more than magical candy to win this war!

Something fishy is going on at the new amusement center in Walnut Hills. The trouble seems linked to the mysterious disappearance of Mozag and John Dar, who have spent their lives policing the magical community. When Nate and his friends are asked to help investigate, they discover kids feverishly playing

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It will take more than magical candy to win this war!

Something fishy is going on at the new amusement center in Walnut Hills. The trouble seems linked to the mysterious disappearance of Mozag and John Dar, who have spent their lives policing the magical community. When Nate and his friends are asked to help investigate, they discover kids feverishly playing arcade games in an effort to win enough tickets to redeem one of four stamps: jets, tanks, submarines, and racecars.

Rumor has it that the stamps are definitely worth it. But what do they do?

The kids soon discover that the owner of Arcadeland is recruiting members for four different clubs. When each club is filled, he will begin his quest to retrieve a magical talisman of almost unimaginable power. With John Dart and Mozag sidelined, will Nate, Summer, Trevor, Pigeon, and their new friend Lindy, find a way to save the day? Find out in this sweetest adventure ever!

Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Young Reader: Fiction
Foreword Book of the Year Award 2012 Finalist
Great Southwest Book Festival Children’s Book Award—1st place

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review

“A rollicking adventure, sure to delight young readers—especially those with a sweet tooth.”—Midwest Book Review
Benjamin Franklin Award for Young Readers

Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Young Readers: Fiction
Foreword Book of the Year Award

Foreword Book of the Year Award Finalist
Great Southwest Book Festival Award

Great Southwest Book Festival Children’s Book Award winner
Utah Book Award

Utah Book Award Nominee
Kirkus Reviews
The arrival of another nefarious magician prompts further world-saving, fruit-flavored magic and bonding by a squad of small-town preteens in this laidback sequel (The Candy Shop War, 2007). Fishy doings at the newly opened Arcadeland draw Nate and sidekicks in to play some cool games--and, thanks to free use of Peak Performance gum, to win so many thousands of tickets that arcade owner Jonas White recruits them to compete against one another in finding a set of long-hidden real-world talismans. White's ultimate goal, as it turns out, is possession of a voodoo-doll–like simulacrum of the entire Earth called "Uweya," which was created in prehistoric times by a great (if maybe not too bright) mage and then hidden away behind corridors of swinging blades, armies of clay warriors and like obstacles. Amid easy banter and with help from aptly named goodies concocted by magician/baker Sebastian Stott, the young heroes set out to find Uweya, rescue captured friends and scotch White's plot. Readers unfamiliar with the previous episode may have trouble weathering both the author's sketchy efforts to recap events and the slew of new characters, but like the tasty Moon Rocks that give Nate and friends the ability to leap buildings (short ones, at least) in a single bound, the tale floats along airily. Action aplenty, with tongue (and candy) firmly in cheek. (Fantasy. 11-13)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609075187
Publisher:
Deseret Book Company
Publication date:
11/30/2012
Series:
Candy Shop War Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
138,357
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Read an Excerpt

Roman shook his head. “I’m not supposed to go to Arcadeland again.”

“That’s why I came,” Marisa said. “I knew you’d think twice before coming back. I get that you’re not supposed to, but you have to do it. Trust me. It’s worth the risk.”

Roman heard the floor creak out in the hall. Chills raced through him. Marisa shot him a worried look. “Go,” he whispered urgently.

“Come to the arcade Saturday morning,” she whispered back, lunging toward the window. “Use any excuse. Just come.”

Meet the Author

Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series, travels the country visiting schools, promoting literacy, and sharing his message that “Imagination Can Take You Places.” Brandon has enjoyed arcade games since his childhood, when he fed quarters to Gauntlet at the local mall. Around that same time he won a gold medal at a pudding-eating contest in the park behind his grandma’s house. His long-standing love affair with sweets continues to this day. For more information visit Brandon Mull’s Fan Page.

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Arcade Catastrophe 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
Sammy_says More than 1 year ago
Second book in the Candy Shop War series the Arcade Catastrophe is like Candy Shop War on steroids. More kids gain fantastic magical powers to save the world from an even worse evil magician who has all types of freaky sidekicks. Mozag and John Dart disappear which is bad news for the magical community. A new threat appears in the form of Arcadeland. Kids and teens are spending all their time and savings to earn one of four stamps: a submarine, a jet, a racecar, or a tank. Nate and his friends use magical gum to enhance their skills and earn the stamps in record time. After earning spots in each stamp group the kids learn that the group must compete against each other in quests to the final goal—one super powerful group of four kids who will retrieve an object with undreamed of power.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing and i recommend it to everybody who enjoys fantasy books. I wish it had more pages! How many books are there going to be Brandon?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, action packed and tense, it has all the good qualities of a book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the first book in this series was amazing! Also i read all the beyonders books and im starting on fable haven there all great now im going to try the second book lets see how it is.:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so far really like the series! It's great and hooks you in with just an explain about the book. I strongly suggest reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very fun and interesting book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book and this one was just as good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know what everybody is talking about, but I can read the sample just fine. Plus, I think the book is great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(\ (\ ='.'= (" " )o BUNNEEEE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Stott metioned it when he asked Nate to watch Lindy at the end of the book he said that there was another sibling named camilla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
in this books theres candy candy and more candy and a stamp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its only lame because i cant read the sample . But i did read the first book. I liked he first one so much that i read it in one day. Hopeflly when i get this book i will enjoy it as much as i did the first one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moon rocks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is there gonna be a fourth book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't have any reconmendations but i have an equall love for brandon mull books i read fablehaven a while ago i am in 6th grade and a book worm too I am intrested in reading beyonders and have the first book of five kingsoms plz reply to my review if you can.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
saldy i cant open the book but it is probably amazing any how if you like the candy shop war you HAVE TO read FABLE HAVEN (5books) and BEYONDERS (3books) if you've read both off those but havent read the candy shop war it is a " must read" PS if i've missed any books by BRENDON MULL please tell me in a review titled #brendon mull Thanks Post post scriptus I am a bookworm in 5th grade and would like any book recomendations in a review titled #read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a 7th grader and just finished it in 3 days and brandon mull writes the best books ever! I read the fablehaven seris and now the candy shop seris and now I'm going to read more of his books. P.S the book I read was awsome belina white forom the first book is now a kid but is now nice and good, not evil. So enjoy brandon mull's books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Come on brandon mull you just cant make two amzing books and then not finish it but they are great books to if have time to kill deffently a must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My teacher reads this to my class and it is a great book series raead it for ur self
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ya i rilly, rilly think thair is going to be a thrd bok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a terrible story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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