This book's delicious cover art depicts four children decorating large chocolate Easter eggs in a candy factory. What candy loving child (or adult for that matter) wouldn't wish to trade places with the Alden children? They lead fun interesting lives and always manage to find themselves smack dab in the middle of a mystery.
If your child loves mystery books, The Mystery In The Candy Factory is a fun, interesting read. This book is part of the Boxcar Children series written by Gertrude Chandler Warner geared toward approximate ages of 7 and up.
The Boxcar children are four siblings - Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden. They used to live in a boxcar after their parents died. Lucky for them their loving grandfather finally found them and brought them to live with him.
In this story, the Alden children are invited to spend some time learning some sweet tricks of the trade in a small candy factory owned by Mrs. Winkles, a family friend. Seems as though someone is trying to sabotage Winkles Candies by writing evil messages on the candy hearts and smashing the tails off of the chocolate mice. Who could it be?
This book is especially nice to read around Valentines Day and Easter, but can be enjoyed year round. I think it is a good story, not one of the best Boxcar Children mysteries, but I think the candy factory aspect sure kept our attention!