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The Candy Shop War, Book 2: Arcade Catastrophe

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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, ...

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Overview

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!

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Editorial Reviews

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)
Midwest Book Review

“A rollicking adventure, sure to delight young readers—especially those with a sweet tooth.”—Midwest Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609071790
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/23/2012
  • Series: Candy Shop War Series , #2
  • Pages: 433
  • Sales rank: 70,939
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Brandon Mull

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. Find him online at brandonmull.com.
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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.”

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted April 15, 2013

    Second book in the Candy Shop War series the Arcade Catastrophe

    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.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Anonymous- i think thats how to spell it.

    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?

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    Hi

    Its worth all stars

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    The book

    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.:)

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Omg

    I loved the first book and this one was just as good!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Besr Best book EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Fast paced, action packed and tense, it has all the good qualities of a book!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    I for some reason, can read the sample

    I dont know what everybody is talking about, but I can read the sample just fine. Plus, I think the book is great

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    IT'S HERE!!!!!!!!!!

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!!! BN HAS ADDED THIS BOOK TO THE NOOK STORE!!!!!!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Really good!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    a Awesome book!

    Very fun and interesting book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Lame

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    There is going to be another book

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    candy candy

    in this books theres candy candy and more candy and a stamp

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2014

    Coment to 19

    Ya i rilly, rilly think thair is going to be a thrd bok.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2014

    New forum

    Go to candy war res1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    Poop

    Its a terrible story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    THREEEREEEEEEEREEEEEEEEERRRRRRREEEER

    ME WANT BOOK THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2014

    Best book ever

    Once again the candy wars series and brandon mull both surprise me with this intriggeung and twisting novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Book is good

    I loved the book, but the sample wouldn't open for me. My favorite character was Lindy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Bookworm

    The book is amazing i highly recommend it

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