The Candy Shop War
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
By Carolyn, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Let's see, how many times has my son read this from age 11-14? He says at least 13 times. Enough said.
By Matt, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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.
By Gary Boatright, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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 Carla, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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 Nikki, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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!
By Jodi, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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.
By Bethany, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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
By Alyssa, Submitted on 2015-02-25
when I started reading the book, I just couldn't put it down!!
By Bryson, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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!!