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Candy Wars: The Tooth Fairies vs The Candy King [Kindle Edition]

R.G. Cordiner
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Book Description

You may not like your sister, but are you really going to fight a war against her?

James and Emily never get on - always fighting and arguing! But when James wakes up one night as his tooth is stolen by a jelly monster he follows it into a weird and wonderful world. Chocolate archers come out of the walls and fly in bubble gum balloons, giant rock candy trolls roam around, icing sugar snowmen appear and disappear, all under the direction of the Candy King who is preparing a war against the tooth fairies! Soon Emily and their cat Muffins find themselves joining the fairies, with only a toothless dragon and a phoenix with hay fever to help them fight the mighty Candy Army!

“The Candy King is waiting for you.”

CANDY WARS is suitable for anyone 8 years and older.

CANDY WARS II: SWEET REVENGE OUT NOW


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About the Author

R.G. Cordiner is a teacher and author residing in Australia. Reading the works of Roald Dahl and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were early inspirations for his writing. Treasure Lost was his first book. He has subsequently released Candy Wars: The Tooth Fairies vs The Candy King, Alien Hunters: Discovery, Bug Island and Candy Wars II: Sweet Revenge. He is currently writing Treasure Lost II: Treasure Found. He is married with two step-children and three psychotic cats. For more information go to cordiner.wordpress.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 269 KB
  • Print Length: 219 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1453701877
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003URRQUC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,035 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An adventure with a lesson July 20, 2010
By BigAl
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's been many years since I've read a kids book from start to finish. I'd purchased "Candy Wars" to read with my 7 year-old granddaughter. Her first visit we took turns reading. She managed her part without much help from this old geezer. By the time of her next visit she was on her own, I'd finished without her.

At its heart this is the story of a fantasy land where tooth fairies live when not slipping a few bucks under your pillow. Yes, fairies, it's too much work for just one. When little brother James disappears his sister Emily manages to follow him into the land of the tooth fairies. The fantasy land R.G. Cordiner has created will spark a kid's imagination while Emily and James encounter a castle made of teeth, chocolate-arrow-shooting snowmen, a toothless dragon, and more. Buried inside the adventure are a few lessons they might not realize they've learned about the evils of war and importance of family.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative kids' story June 2, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
NOTE: This review was originally published in Red Adept Reviews on May 3, 2011.

Overall: 4 stars

Plot/Storyline: 4 stars

When James and Emily tried following a tooth fairy, they were transported through a portal into a magical world inhabited by tooth fairies, jelly monsters, chocolate archers, marshmallow soldiers, dragons, and other assorted creatures. They also found themselves smack dab in the middle of a war between the Candy King and the Tooth Fairy Queen over control of the teeth being reaped every night by the tooth fairies. With Emily on the tooth fairies' side and James helping to advise the Candy King, the stage was set for a decisive battle.

As with most children's fantasy books, the story was pure nonsense, but it had enough suspense and conflict to make an interesting tale that would keep younger children's attention.

With 189 Kindle pages, the story was novelette-length.

Characters: 4 1/2 stars

James and Emily were the main two human characters. They were brother and sister with a typical love-hate relationship.

The tooth fairies and the Candy King's minions were cute characters. Delinda the Dragon and Simur the Phoenix were on the tooth fairies' side in the war, and even James and Emily's cat "Muffins" got into the act.

Actually, my favorite human character was James and Emily's schoolteacher, Mr. Rotter. His cruel and unusual punishments reminded me a bit of Count Olaf in the Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events series. I would like to have seen more of him.

Writing style: 4 stars

Candy Wars is a children's book, and the writing style and vocabulary were appropriate for young children to read, or to have adults read to them.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Story April 10, 2011
Format:Paperback
My 13 and 8 year old loved it. I read it first then handed it over to them for them to share. For a whole week the kids talked about nothing else but Candy Wars. That in itself is enough for me to recommend this book.

I like the book for the theme. Seeing how Emily goes to the fairy world to help find her brother whom everyone else forgets about. I like how the boys picked up that siblings should stick together and take care of each other no matter what.

It was a great book for all of us to read and will save it for my youngers ones for later.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming.... and maybe a little evil :) October 9, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This was a fun book! My son's name is James (a character in the book), BUT it's my 7-year-old daughter who has been reading this with me. When reading this, I heard lots of little girl giggle. She really thought this was funny, and it is quite silly, there's jelly monsters, snowball fights and of course, the chocolate archers (no really!).

It also has a bit of a cautionary slant to it as well. Maybe not caution but perhaps a lesson that you should treat your siblings well or that no matter what, you'll always be brother/sister. I am interested to see if she gets to that once she gets to the end (I've read ahead of her). I'm sure she will though.

I will admit that I thought this book was going to be over her reading level at first, but while it was a challenge for her in some spots, overall she got it and, more importantly, she's asked to read it.

For me, this was a very cute story. I enjoy a good kid's story and this one was really a lot of fun! It does make me wonder though... what else does this author have up there in his head? This was a pretty unique story. It felt kind of like an evil version of the nutcracker (and their sugar plum fairies) crossed with a really ticked off gingerbread man. But let me be clear... it's NOT scary.

This is a great great chapter book story for the 6-13 year old set. Heck, anyone really. I'm a 35-year-old woman and I loved it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CANDY WARS! August 29, 2013
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
Do you like Fantasies, Fairytales, and Adventures? If you do, you will like the book "The Candy Wars" by R.G. Cordiner. After losing a tooth, the main characters, Emily and James travel to the land of Tooth Fairies and Candy Creatures. Emily is sent to a castle made of teeth with tooth fairies and a queen. James is sent to a candy castle with candy creatures and a king. To find out about James and Emily's journey, read this adventures book. I gave this book 4 stars because it was fun, interesting and it had a surprising falling action. I didn't give this book a 5th star because I like realistic books more than fairytales. This book is better for children ages 6 to 9 because the content is for younger readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My middle school age kids loved these books. !!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars You should by this book
Candy wars is awesome .I went into the book when I was reading it . So have a good time with this book
Published 2 months ago by Elise
5.0 out of 5 stars A sweet adventure not to be missed
This is a really cool book about portals, adventure, and magic. From a normal world to one with a candy King and tooth fairies who go out and battle against each for magical teeth. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ella Angeli
4.0 out of 5 stars A Okay Read
This was a okay read. I felt that there were some issues with the punctuation (unless it's just the kindle version, because then I must sound like an idiot), but definitely a... Read more
Published 7 months ago by H. Huang
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I thought your book was absolutely lovely and I really enjoyed reading your magnificent writing. I do believe that a sequel should come.
Published 11 months ago by butterflygirl
3.0 out of 5 stars for the kids
it was interesting but maybe because it was for the kids, I lost focus and had a hard time finishing it, the kids lost it too but maybe we were just not the right readers for this... Read more
Published 11 months ago by gemenie1977
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and exciting
I like it because it is so so so so exciting and I think that everyone should read this book
Published 12 months ago by Kellee
5.0 out of 5 stars My fab New book
It is a great fiction book I love it so so much. My favorite part is at the end. Lol
Published 18 months ago by HippieChic
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet tooth
I just love the experience of going in to a different world in a book because it feels like you are the one
Published 18 months ago by Boyd Holliday
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute story
My 8 1/2 year old loved the story. Not quite on her reading level---she read the book in two days. Nonetheless, she was incredibly happy with it.
Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
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R.G. Cordiner is a teacher and author residing in Australia. Reading the works of Roald Dahl and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were early inspirations for his writing. Treasure Lost was his first book. He has subsequently released Candy Wars: The Tooth Fairies vs The Candy King, Bug Island, Candy Wars II: Sweet Revenge and Alien Hunters:Discovery. He is currently writing Treasure Lost II: Treasure Found. He is married with two step-children and three psychotic cats. For more information go to cordiner.wordpress.com

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