What if the end of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was followed by Prohibition and Mr Wonka disappeared? This imaginative story of a town knee-deep in confectionary chaos and a missing teddy bear will thrill children (and adults) alike. Described by Scholastic as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets Bugsy Malone for 9+ readers", this original and highly-enjoyable read is perfect for candy lovers everywhere.
Nelle is twelve years old and she has lived without candy for the past three years, since the mayor declared a candy prohibition making sweets illegal. She fills her time by solving other kids' mysteries, such as when Eddie's teddy bear goes missing. Bobby runs a speakeasy where kids can enjoy candy in secret, but he faces competition from gangs led by Waffles and the mean-spirited Sweetcakes.