The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase

It has been a few months since the nationwide New Candy Contest, and Logan, Miles, Philip, and Daisy have returned to their regular lives. But when the winning candy bar comes down the conveyor belt at the Life Is Sweet candy factory, Logan realizes something’s very wrong...

When the Candymaker announces that they will be going on tour to introduce the new candy bar, the four friends see this as an opportunity to make things right. But with a fifty-year-old secret revealed and stakes higher for each of them than they ever imagined, they will have to trust one another—and themselves—in order to face what lies ahead.

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The Candymakers

Four children have been chosen to compete in a national competition to find the tastiest confection in the country. Who will invent a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Lightning Chew? loganLogan, the Candymaker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by touch alone? milesMiles, the boy who is allergic to merry-go-rounds and the color pink? daiseyDaisey, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy like it's a feather? philipOr 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.

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About Wendy Massabout Wendy Mass

WENDY MASS is an author of both young adult and middle grade novels. She won the ALA Schneider Family Award for her first young readers' novel, A Mango-Shaped Space, about a girl who has synesthesia. Her latest novel is The Candymakers, publishing in October 2010. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, twin daughter and son, and a cat.


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