Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources for The Candymakers

Use The Candymakers by Wendy Mass to turn your read aloud or small group work into a time to improve comprehension and talk about the text in purposeful ways.

Logan wants nothing more than to prove himself worthy of his family's candy making tradition, so he enters into a national candy making contest. His family's factory hosts three of the other finalists for a behind-the-scenes look at the process of making candy. Two days of fun turn into a suspenseful mystery filled with secrets, surprises, and hidden agendas. Re-told from each of the four contestant's point of view, this is an ideal novel for a Book Club focused on comparing and contrasting characters, settings, and events.

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Title: The Candymakers
Author: Wendy Mass
Genre: Mystery
Themes: Relationship Skills, Friendship, Decision Making
ISBN: 9780316180504
Publisher's Summary:
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? Logan, the Candymaker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by touch alone? Miles, the boy who is allergic to merry-go-rounds and the color pink? Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy like it's a feather? Or 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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