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The Candymakers Audiobook

The Candymakers

ALA Schneider Family Book Award-winning author Wendy Mass offers this tasty treat of a tale sure to appeal to any listener’s sweet tooth. The Candymakers follows 12-year-olds Logan, Philip, Daisy, and Miles as each tries to invent a candy even better than the Oozing Crunchorama. But with these contestants—who can detect chocolate by touch and lift 50 lbs. of taffy as if it weighed no more than a loaf of bread—it’s going to be a close race.
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ALA Schneider Family Book Award-winning author Wendy Mass offers this tasty treat of a tale sure to appeal to any listener’s sweet tooth. The Candymakers follows 12-year-olds Logan, Philip, Daisy, and Miles as each tries to invent a candy even better than the Oozing Crunchorama. But with these contestants—who can detect chocolate by touch and lift 50 lbs. of taffy as if it weighed no more than a loaf of bread—it’s going to be a close race.

©2010 Wendy Mass (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Mrs. 04-19-15
    Mrs. 04-19-15
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    "I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!"

    I love this book. The first time I listened to it was when I was about 12, I am currently 15 and still love it. It's such a cute story. Iv listened to this it at least 15 time. I'm not exaggerating in fact that's probably an understatement of how many times I've listened to it. I HIGHLY recommend this book!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 12-28-13
    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 12-28-13 Member Since 2015

    Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 13-year-old daughter.

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    "Fun and Fantasy"

    Another excellent book on the Sunshine State list that I enjoyed listening to with my 11-year-old daughter and she read along with the print version. It was challenging for her because, at 450 pages, it was the longest book she had ever read. But the story was a pure delight as it was told from the perspectives of the four main young characters. This provided some repetition, which was helpful in terms of comprehension. The author's imagination as she described the candy factory infrastructure made the reader/listener want to jump into the book and join in the fun. A fun book that teaches a lesson.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Ladydaytrippin 12-23-15 Member Since 2013

    A person who now has more time to listen than read.

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    "Candy makers makes new Audible convert."

    I gave this five stars because my child loves it. She is seven and it was hard to understand the writing method used, but once she understood, she was hooked. Now she's requesting more books to listen to in the car. Yay!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Avid Fan Scererville,IN 02-12-15
    Avid Fan Scererville,IN 02-12-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book"

    I read this book after it was given to me and I loved the story and with narration the story came alive.👏👏👏👏

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    Amanda 11-09-13
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    "Slow at first, but then we couldn't stop listening"
    If you could sum up The Candymakers in three words, what would they be?

    Sugar, Teamwork, and Intrigue


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Candymakers?

    When we discovered someone was a spy.


    Any additional comments?

    We loved that we got to hear the story from everyone's point of view.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mary United States 11-05-12
    mary United States 11-05-12
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    "Great story"
    If you could sum up The Candymakers in three words, what would they be?

    My daughter loved this story and the idea of listening to it while she followed along in the book. She really liked the reader's voice and pace.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene when the boys are spending the night in the candy factory.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending when the main character did not win the contest and the boys all become friends.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    JoeD Brooklyn, NY 04-21-16
    JoeD Brooklyn, NY 04-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    I think you should have a open book so
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    In the beginning it was boring because I didn't know what was going on. I would recommend this book for ages 10 to 12

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    Jennifer 02-26-16
    Jennifer 02-26-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Perfect to listen with your 6th grader"

    My 6th grader and I decided to read/listen to this book together. It is suspenseful yet teaches compassion and self understanding. I loved how each of the characters learned something about themselves as well as the others. A great read for those looking to share a book with their kid!

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    caysi 02-07-16
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    "amazing"

    The book was great. Also the reader really showed great emotion in each of the characters. I really recommend it.

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    Melissa 02-01-15
    Melissa 02-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    I like this book because it is a long but easy read!! I like how they did this book from all 4 points of view on the characters!

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