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Publisher's Summary

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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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!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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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!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Didn't see my phone for hours at a time

My kids loved this story so much they would take my phone any chance they got to listen to the audiobook. I didn't see my phone for hours at a time.

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review by 10 year old

Any additional comments?

This book is great, so sweet and funny. By the first sentence I was hooked. This book is full of candy, spies, music, a secret ingredient , and the underworld. I love Logan, the candy makers son. I think you should read this book. Four friends and candy, what's not to like!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Ed
  • Saint Augustine, FL, United States
  • 12-28-13

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.

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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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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.

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  • mary
  • United States
  • 11-05-12

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.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Awesome book

fun, adventurous, fantastic, hard to put down, best book with a mango shaped space that I've ever read

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Best thing ever

It was the best thing ever! I loved the charters and the plot line of the story. Also the truly was captured by the different perspective, they were so lovely. I last but not least I loved the ending and the begging and the middle, well to be honest I liked all of it!!!!!! Wait I didn't like it, I loved it!! 100% and thousand 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁☺☺☺☺😊😊😊😊😊😊😊☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺