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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.

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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