The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase

15 CDs. 16:30 hrs. Recorded Bks. Jan. 2017. $108.75. ISBN 9781501941009. digital download.
Gr 4–8—In The Candymakers, four precocious kids worked together to win the New Candy Contest with their Harmonicandy, a delightful concoction that "sounds as good as it tastes." In this sequel, the four reunite for the release of their creation. But something has gone terribly wrong. Thought it is delicious, the new candy bar just isn't right. The quartet takes off on a road trip to visit candy companies to promote the new candy bar. The trip turns into a mission to crack a mystery, long hidden by the Life is Sweet Candy Company founders and directly related to the Harmonicandy problem. Familiarity with the first book in the series is not imperative, but it would be helpful in providing some backstory. Narrator Mark Turetsky's melodious voice captures the quirky spirit of this action-packed mystery. He adeptly portrays each unique character.
VERDICT Tweens and middle school students who enjoyed The Mysterious Benedict Society and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will love this delicious celebration of friendship and candy.

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