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The Candy Shop War (Candy Shop War Series #1)

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by Brandon Mull
     
 

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Magical candy that gives kids superpowers? Sweet! The possibility of evil overtaking the world? Not so tasty. And so begins The Candy Shop War, a trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series.

Welcome to the Sweet Tooth Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe, where the confections are a bit on the…unusual side. In

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Overview

Magical candy that gives kids superpowers? Sweet! The possibility of evil overtaking the world? Not so tasty. And so begins The Candy Shop War, a trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series.

Welcome to the Sweet Tooth Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe, where the confections are a bit on the…unusual side. In this start to the series, four young friends—Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon—meet the grandmotherly Mrs. White, owner of the Sweet Tooth, and soon learn about the magical side effects of her candies: Rock candy that makes you weightless. Jawbreakers that make you unbreakable. Chocolate balls that make you a master of disguise.

In addition, the ice cream truck driver, Mr. Stott, has arrived with a few enchanted sweets of his own. But what about the mysterious man in the dark overcoat and fedora hat? And why are all these “magicians” trying to recruit Nate and his friends? Who can they trust?

The mystery deepens and the danger unfolds as the four of them discover that the magical strangers have all come to town in search of a legendary, hidden treasure—one that could be used for great evil if it fell into the wrong hands. The kids, now in over their heads, must try to retrieve the treasure first. And so, the war begins…

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
"A rollicking adventure, sure to delight young readers—especially those with a sweet tooth."
Kirkus Reviews
Four fifth-graders are recruited by a scheming magician in this hefty bonbon from the author of the Fablehaven tales. At first, Nate, Summer, Trevor and Pigeon think they have it good. Having asked them to help her recover a hidden treasure that (she says) belongs to her, Belinda White, friendly proprietor of a sweets shop that has just opened in their small town, provides some uncommon candies-like Moon Rocks, that give them the ability to jump like grasshoppers, and literally electrifying Shock Bits. When she begins asking them to commit certain burglaries, though, their exhilaration turns to unease, and rightly so; Mrs. White is actually after a draft from the Fountain of Youth that will make her the world's most powerful magician. And, as it turns out, she isn't the only magician who's come to town-not even the only one whose magic is tied to sweets. Filling out the supporting cast with the requisite trio of bullies, plus magical minions of various (and sometimes gross) abilities, Mull trots his twist-laden plot forward to a well set-up climax. Leaving the door open an inch for sequels, he dishes up a crowd-pleaser as delicious-if not so weird-as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory . (Fantasy. 10-13)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590387832
Publisher:
Shadow Mountain Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Candy Shop War Series, #1
Pages:
409
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 8.58(h) x 1.29(d)
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series, as well as the bestselling Five Kingdoms and Candy Shop Wars series. He resides in Utah, in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. Brandon’s greatest regret is that he has but one life to give for Gondor.

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Candy Shop War 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 154 reviews.
Libra007 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was exciting, funny, and amazingly written. Brandon Mull is an excellent writer. I would LOVE to give this book 5 stars, but I'm holding back because of one offensive issue: Mull's senseless handling of race. He carelessly says, "Some Asian kid balling his eyes out and holding his mom.." at the beginning, and throws out tons of "The coach, a big black guy". The thing that annoyed me was the "melting-pot" candies that could change a person's race. Mull senselessly describes Asians having "squinty eyes" and a Latino boy being this and that, and one of his characters says "Cool! I was hoping for black!" It just amplified racial stereotyping in that moment of the story, and I was fairly disappointed in Mull for adding that in.
packratx More than 1 year ago
This book has magic. And It has candy. In fact it has MAGIC CANDY. Um...do I need to keep going? Because when I was a kid, I would've been all over that!!!! I can also add that I adored this book and devoured it in one sitting. My only warning? It makes you need to eat candy. Not want. NEED! And...well...it's a little disappointing that your candy doesn't make you fly or invincible. *grumbles about the need for magic Twizzlers* I read a LOT of MG, and this is one of my favorites. And when I was a kid, I would have loved it even more. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a fun read. :)
MikefromStateCollege More than 1 year ago
I read the novel with my eight-year-old son, and we both enjoyed the story a great deal. A fun, well-written novel with non-stop action.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has OUTSTANDING imagination! Brandon Mull's charcters are enjoyable, loving and most of all... magical! Buy it! It's worth it
Guest More than 1 year ago
I know this book is written for a younger audience, but I'm 23 and loved it! The characters made you want to keep turning every page to find out what happens to them! Would definitely recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!!! I read the fablehaven books and this one was just as good...maybe even better!! Go brandon mull!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever U should read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much that my mom had to hide it froom me so that I could spend some time with my family and friends
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent even finished it and its the best book ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it but like one kid said, it does tend to have some racial discrimantion, and yes i understand that kids even in my grade (7) talk like this but it was a little to much if it wasnt fot that it would have 5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:})
Guest More than 1 year ago
This fiction book is a thrilling suspense that will keep you reading to see what happens next. Brandon Mulls sweet and magical book is full of unexpected twists and turns. In this book four friends meet a crazy candy shop lady who says she can make magical candy, and this is true, she can make candy that can give you magical powers. For example, she makes candy that can make you experience zero gravity, wipe out your memory, and even change you into a monster. So if you like magic and mysteries that you canâ¿¿t predict, then this is the book for you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing and has a magical, sweet, twist to it. The Blue Falcons have been inl lthere stickyest situation yet. The sweet, but not so sweet, Miss. White has opened a new candy shop, and the shop itself looks pretty regular but inside it's a whole other world. There is magical candies that grants you different superhuman powers. Miss. White is some what nice, that is untill you get on her bad side. Nate is the new kid that just comes to town, and meets the Blue Falcons. Summer is the bravest one out of the four in the Bue Falcons, and is the only girl. Pigeon is the smartest out of the group and comes to school trying out a new look. Trevor the last member in the Blue Falcons, and ends up getting caught by Miss. White. The Blue Falcons is a trespassing, treasure hunting, and job bidding crew. The book is fantastic and is a wonderful candy lovers book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I red this book from the library and decide it is a must have and ever since i have got my nook i have been waitingbfor the right time to get it
Guest More than 1 year ago
i am reading the book,it makes me want to read other books by him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i just finished this book and it was incredible! granted the title and cover is a little cheesey, but once you start, you won't put it down. all the sweets (and more magic) of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. a fun read. i can't wait for more from Mull!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has all the necessary qualities of a great kids fantasy: memorable characters, a great plot, imagination, and suspense. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in a fun book for middle school kids, and kids at heart like me.
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Anonymous 10 months ago
In The Candy Shop War, Nate and his friends (Trevor, Summer, and Pigeon) go on a big magical adventure. Every day after school they go to the Sweet Tooth Ice Cream and Candy Shoppe to do little things for the store owner Mrs. White. It starts out to be a fun after school hobby, but things start getting out of hand. This book is awesome!!! It’s a fun, magical story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never if you dont like brandon mull your stupid
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Entertaing
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Kiss your hand 3 times and post this on three diferend books and look under your pillow
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