The Candymakers by Wendy MassThe Candymakers by Wendy Mass

The Candymakers

byWendy Mass

Paperback | October 3, 2011

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In the town of Spring Haven, four children have been selected to compete in the national candymaking contest of a lifetime. Who will make a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Yellow Lightning Chew?

Logan, the candymaker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by feel alone?

Miles, the boy allergic to rowboats and the color pink?

Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy as if it were a feather?

Philip, the suit-and-tie-wearing boy who's always scribbling in a secret notebook?

This sweet, charming, and cleverly crafted story, told from each contestant's perspective, is filled with mystery, friendship, and juicy revelations.
Wendy Mass is theNew York Timesbestselling author ofThe Candymakers,the ALA Schneider Family Award winnerA Mango-Shaped Space,Leap Day,Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life,Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall,andEvery Soul a Star. Wendy lives inNew Jerseywith her husband and their twins. Her website is
Title:The CandymakersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 1.25 inPublished:October 3, 2011Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316002593

ISBN - 13:9780316002592

Appropriate for ages: 8


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! When I first read this book I had a hard time putting it down. Wendy Mass did a great job!
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! My favourite middle grade book! The characters, the setting and the story are told with great depth and imagination. I connected to the book immediately and found it to be a fun and uplifting read. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it The coolest thing about this book is that the story is retold four times, in the perspective of each of the four kids. Actions that sometimes seem strange to some of the other kids becomes explained in the next perspective, and I loved how new "secrets" about other characters are revealed and added on every time the perspective changes. And the candy factory sounds like such a fun place!
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book favorite book
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In it and feelin it! Every time my mom told me to read this book, i never really felt like it, but when i sarted, i could not put it down! People say this alot, but its true, i flet like i was actually walking in the book with the characters! You shoud TOTALY get this book!
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Candymakers The candymakers was really inspiring to me and made me think about the secrets i keep from people;-)
Date published: 2015-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun filled-delicious story A great extitment when 3 new kids come to the factory. And the candy competion begins. Can this lead to a new frienship?
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I personaly reccomend it so far so good
Date published: 2014-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Candy askers Hi this book is a sunshine state book for Florida hope yall love the book although the book is very very long about 500 pages
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The canymakers Such a good book I recommend it
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The canymakers Such a good book I recommend it
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! An amazing book and the ending couldn't of been any better!
Date published: 2013-02-07