The Candy Shop War [NOOK Book]

Overview

Welcome to the Sweet Tooth Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe, where the confections are a bit on the . . . unusual side. Rock candy that makes you weightless. Jawbreakers that make you unbreakable. Chocolate balls that make you a master of disguise. 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. In addition, the ice cream truck driver, Mr. Stott, has arrived with a few enchanted sweets of ...
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The Candy Shop War

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Overview

Welcome to the Sweet Tooth Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe, where the confections are a bit on the . . . unusual side. Rock candy that makes you weightless. Jawbreakers that make you unbreakable. Chocolate balls that make you a master of disguise. 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. 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? Why are all these "magicians" trying to recruit Nate and his friends? Who should they trust? The mystery deepens and the danger unfolds as the four youngsters 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 . . .

Winner of the 2009 Beehive Book Award, Children’s Literature Association of Utah
Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best New Voice in Children’s/Young Adult
Rochester Reads 2009 Junior Selection

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606416495
  • Publisher: Deseret Book Company
  • Publication date: 2/6/2012
  • Series: Candy Shop War Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 32,733
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Brandon Mull

Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven 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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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 4, 2010

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    Very Good Book, but problematic in some areas

    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.

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    How can you go wrong?

    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. :)

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2008

    Best book I ever read

    This book has OUTSTANDING imagination! Brandon Mull's charcters are enjoyable, loving and most of all... magical! Buy it! It's worth it

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2012

    An Absorbing and Unique Story

    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.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2008

    Loved It!

    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!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    WE NEED BOOK2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Click YES IF YOU THINK BN NEEDS TO ADD BOOK 2 THE ARCADE CATASTROPHE TO NOOK STORE!

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    :D

    I farted :D twice :D :D

    6 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    BEST BOOKz

    I love this book it is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:})

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Griffin

    This is the best book ever U should read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Choco-lady

    I love this book!!! I read the fablehaven books and this one was just as good...maybe even better!! Go brandon mull!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Best book ever!!!!!!!!¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿!!!!!!!!!:>

    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

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2008

    The war of candies is now here!!!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2008

    the great magical candyshop.

    i am reading the book,it makes me want to read other books by him.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Eh

    Okay

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Awsome

    I havent even finished it and its the best book ever.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Finally a decent candy book

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Highly Recommended - What to see a second book

    I hotp Brandon Mull will make this a series some day and continue the journey for the kids.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Person that wrtoe good book

    Sorry i pressed post but i am in the 6th grade

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Great

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2008

    THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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