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ISBN: 1590389700

ISBN13: 9781590389706

The Candy Shop War

(Book #1 in the The Candy Shop War Series)

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Book Overview

Four young friends are befriended by the owner of a new candy shop. However, the gray-haired, grandmotherly Mrs. White is not an ordinary candy maker. Her confections have magical side effects. Purposefully, she invites the kids on a special mission to retrieve a hidden talisman under Mt. Diablo Elementary School.

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The Candy Shop War

This book was really exciting. The characters were interesting and I liked the kids in the book. The plot was creative with lots of twists and turns. It had about eight different climaxes. I would highly recommend this book.

Wonderful book!!

Wonderful Book!! If you or your kids love the other Brandon Mull books this will be another treasure to have!! If you haven't read the other books written by Brandon Mull - we highly recommend it!! My 10 & 12 year old son love these books & keep their noses buried for hours. So a good thing? Yea... unless their homework needs to be done!! :) Enjoy - We loved it!!

Brandon Mulls has a brilliant imagination

This is the 3rd book of Brandon Mull's that we have purchased. (We also own Fablehaven and Fablehaven:Rise of the Evening Star). I highly recommend any of these books. My 9 yr old son and I take turns reading the chapters, and it is always hard to put the book down after just one or two chapters. It captivates children and adults alike! These would be great to read to groups of children, but may be a bit on the scary side for younger children. I also love the vocabulary in the book lots of words are used that children this age (6-11) are not normally exposed to. For a homeschooling parent this is definitely wonderful. Fun and educational! And full of great imaginative opportunities!

Another hit!

My students (I really am a school librarian)love Brandon Mull's books as much as I do and I'm thrilled to know that a Utah author is making it big. If you haven't discovered him, I promise you won't be disappointed! The action is lively right from the beginning, the characters are well-written and engaging and Mull doesn't talk down to his readers. You can't go wrong. One note: How did all the editors of this new book miss a glaring error? It says (page 38) that Jefferson and Madison died on the same day, July 4th. Jefferson and ADAMS died on the same day, July 4th, 1826, and Monroe, not Madison, died five years later on July 4th.

something fantastic and full of action

Never take candy from a stranger! Brandon Mull, New York Times bestselling author of "Fablehaven," likes to use the messages we all hear as kids, like, "Drink your milk," and this traditional warning to stay away from strangers bearing sweets. The similarities to anything you've heard before stop there. "The Candy Shop War" is something completely new and different, and I might add, something fantastic and full of action. Brandon Mull has created a whole new world where special candy can make kids float, shoot electric shocks from their fingers, and even enter the land of wonder through the looking glass...but it isn't anything wonderful in there! Nate is new to the neighborhood, having just moved in, and the friends he makes in the first days will become the truest sort he can hope for. They will come to rely on each other in ways they never could have imagined. The kids start doing after school chores for the owner of a new candy shop in return for special treats. Here's where that warning comes in to never take candy from people you don't know. The chores turn into assignments, which turn out to be quite dangerous and progressively wrong. The temptation might seem sweet but Nate and his friend Trevor decide to hang in there for other reasons. There is a mystery to be solved, and it turns out that there is a rival candy seller who has an interest in what is discovered. A great legend comes into play, and while talking dogs and horses are very cool, what is going on is becoming terribly bad. It's up to Nate and his friends to put a stop to it, if they aren't eaten by giant black widow spiders, or turned to bones and dust first. This middle grade reader is fantastically full of adventure and fun of a completely different sort. While there is magic and wonder involved, it isn't like anything published in recent history. The underlying messages are well thought out, while the characters steal the show. Kids aged 8-12 will see themselves as Nate figures out what to do to save the day, and even as he bounces from rooftop to rooftop. Who wouldn't love to give their teacher fudge in order to make her forget about assigning homework? The writing is, as always, a pleasure to partake of. Brandon Mull is a gifted author who knows how to reach out to his readers even when giving them those important reminders to drink milk and not take candy from strangers. I will anxiously await even more published work from this author, and Shadow Mountain.
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