The Candy Shop War (Hardcover Book)
by Brandon Mull
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
“Mull . . . dishes up a crowd-pleaser as delicious as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” — Kirkus Review
“A rollicking adventure, sure to delight young readers — especially those with a sweet tooth.” — Midwest Book Review
- Paperback: 5" x 7½"
- Pages: 370
About 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.
Great read for all ages!
by Carla - reviewed on October 01, 2008
We like to read stories aloud to our children. When we read this book, all of us were riveted and looked forward to reading time every day.
by Customer - reviewed on October 13, 2008
My daughter read and fell in love with this book. She has convinced the entire family to read it. We have all enjoyed it.
by Carolyn - reviewed on December 15, 2011
Let's see, how many times has my son read this from age 11-14? He says at least 13 times. Enough said.
Candy Shop was amazing!!!
by Customer - reviewed on August 29, 2007
I am a big fan of the Fablehaven Series. When I saw Brandon had already written another book outside of the series I was anxious to read it. I got my hands on an advanced reader copy. This book was fantastic. Brandon is an amazing author. I love his sense of humor and the way he portrays his characters, they are very likable and you feel like you really get to know them. Just like Fablehaven I felt like the characters would do things and make similar decisions that I would do. Anyway, all those who love great books, be sure to read Candy Shop, you won't be disappointed!!
by Customer - reviewed on February 02, 2008
when I started reading the book, I just couldn't put it down!!
fabulous talent and book
by Bethany - reviewed on February 07, 2008
Brandon Mull has done it again- this book is gripping right up to the end. With Mull's talent and a good storyline you can't go wrong. if you loved Fablehaven, you'll love Candy Shop war
If you loved Fable Haven you will love Candy Shop War!
by Customer - reviewed on September 20, 2008
Brandon Mull has done it again. The candy shop war is very entertaining. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. Great read for Parents also. I love to read the books my children read. This one is definitely worth your time.
Excellent For ANYONE!!
by Customer - reviewed on September 22, 2008
This book is so great. I told my husband we were going to read it - he rolled his eyes... Then when I started he wouldn't let me stop! A great book for a family to read together, or grandparents to read to grandchildren! You'll wish there was a sequel!
I Liked it.
by Matt - reviewed on April 05, 2011
Trevor said “I want to try.” He struck his candy into his mouth and jumped up hard. He launched up into the limbs of the tree above, catching hold of one to stop his ascent. “Whoa!” he called from his lofty perch. “It felt like I was heading into orbit.” No matter how old you are you can’t help but be intrigued with words like those above from the book, they make you wonder who is Trevor, what kind of candy is that and what is it for. This book was very entertaining to read and was very hard to put down because you could not wait to find out what was going to happen next in the adventures of these young children. I think this book was very well done not only is it fun to read but it also teaches many lessons. One lesson I got from it was if something terrible was happening and you could not get any help from your family who would you go to and who would you trust to help you through the trying times. Another idea the author shares is that throughout our lives we become addicted to things, sometimes it is food and sometimes there are other things that take all of our focus and we can’t do anything other than thinking of getting that thing that is holding you hostage. On top of teaching many lessons, it was still very enjoyable to read and I would suggest it to anyone that likes adventure and intriguing mysterious fun.