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  • Published: New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 453 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 740

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780316002585
  • 0316002585


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The candymakers

by Mass, Wendy, 1967-

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Call number: Y Fiction / Mass, Wendy

Available Copies: Traverwood Youth

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When four twelve-year-olds, including Logan, who has grown up never leaving his parents' Life Is Sweet candy factory, compete in the Confectionary Association's annual contest, they unexpectedly become friends and uncover secrets about themselves during the process.

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Great story that makes you keep turning the pages for more. Wendy Mass is the best! Perfect book for settling down with some candy...


this book was so good it made me want candy

Love it.

You would think that since the story is told 4 different times in the same book it would get boring, but the characters are so interesting and different that you want to know the story from each point of view. This is a great book. I think it is enjoyable by anyone.

Wendy Mass does it again

Once again Wendy Mass has written a thrilling book that keeps you turning the pages. With the story told from four points of view this is one of my favorite books!

Love it

It was an amazing book. I'd love to read this again sometime!!!

candy makers

this is an amazing book! it is long, but very detailed and i didnt want to put it down! i really suggest this book!


I've read this like,4 times. It is one of my favorite books of all times! This book is hilarious, yet mysterious at the same time. I would recommend this book to anyone, any age. This is absolutely one of the most fabulous books ever!:)

Luv the book

When i first picked it up i was only going to read a chapter put i ended up staying up all night. When i was finished at 11:00 pm i put it down but still i was only half way.
The next day i locked myself in my room until i was done. at noon i unlocked my door and wanted to find more about Wendy Mass. I told everyone how i luved the book and told them to read it. I have read mostly all of her books. I love how she uses real facts but makes them even more intresting. READ IT!!!!!!!!!


Wendy Mass is an amazing author and this book is one of my favorites! I recommend this to anyone who likes mysteries and candy. (There is a lot of candy in this story!)


Wendy Mass had done it again in a sweet-filled story about four random kids coming together to save the candy factory, Logan's only home. In this candy story, Logan, Miles, Philip, and Daisy have their own secrets, and their own lies. One thing after another and there they are trying to work together to save Logan's home, and everyone else! -Katie 6th Grade


this book is really good! i love how each part is the contest from each of the four contestents's point of views.
the Four contestents are Logan, Miles, Philip, and Daisy. I love Daisy and Miles!!!
Read this book and you won't be able to put it down!

Awesome Book!

this is a awesome book!


When it’s time for the annual candy making contest, Logan can’t wait to open the doors of the Life is Sweet candy factory to his fellow contestants. As the current candymaker’s son, he’s familiar with every wonder filled aspect of the factory, and is hoping to win the contest and prove himself. But of course, the other three contestants in Wendy Mass’s The Candymakers are hoping to win the contest too. Each of the contestants has a strange quirk, and as the story is told over again from each of their perspectives, it soon becomes obvious that not all of them are there just to make candy. Some things just don’t add up: Logan has mysterious scars, Daisy can lift more weight than most grown men, Miles speaks in his own language, and Philip is always dressed in a suit and jotting things down in a mysterious notebook. Then, of course, there is the night that they all catch each other trying to steal the factory’s secret ingredient.
The Candymakers is an engaging story that is one part mystery, and what part sweet and whimsical. Mass has created a cast of strong characters, from the four main children to the adults that surround them. Even though the story is re-told four times, it never gets old because each candymaker fills in the gaps of the previous candymakers’ points of view. Mass’ style allows readers to truly understand what it is like to walk in someone else’s shoes, and the story of friendship that results from the layered stories is all the more moving for knowing the individual perspectives. Each narrator’s section opens with their cartoon silhouette in a frame, which adds to the mystery of the book since you cannot see their faces. This heartwarming mystery is sure to melt the hearts of readers and make them hunger for a piece of chocolate pizza. Recommended for grades 5 and up.

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