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Headache (Bellyache #2)

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The magical adventure continues in the spine-tingling fantasy-adventure, "HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE"! Crystal Marcos delivers another whimsically entertaining escapade for ages seven and up. Readers will delight in more sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat, non-stop action adventures of Peter and his best friend, Lina. When Peter Fisher sets out for school one ...more
Paperback, 134 pages
Published March 16th 2012 by Cat Marcs Publishing
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Lisa Vegan
This story starts right up where the first book, BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale, left off, or very soon after.

This tale was not quite as fun and more scary (for me) than the first book because rather than the children from our world going to another world, characters from that world are now visiting our world and so for me some of the enchantment was lacking except in certain places, and the scary stuff is right in our everyday world, and the specifics of that scary material was my least favorite p
Thiswas acute, adventurous children story. Although I haven't read the first book to this sequel, it provided a glimpse to the generality of what went on. Which was, Peter and Lina were transported to a fantasy candy land called,Maple Town, where they meet and befriend Candonite characters. Theyhad an adventurous experience there.They later return back home. Unbeknownst to Peter and Lina,a couple of their Candonite friends, Joe and Angela, got transportedtoo including the evil Goaltan and his mi ...more
Nannie Bittinger
Dec 29, 2013 Nannie Bittinger rated it really liked it
My granddaughter enjoyed this book and the author was kind enough to include her previous book in the series as well. Recommend Crystal Marcos' web page too. Fun for young readers and writers.
Jun 27, 2012 Kris rated it it was amazing
I adored Bellyache and was delighted when Crystal Marcos offered to send me a copy of Headache, book two, for review when it came out. With the craziness of finals and then getting sick twice in the same month, I wasn't able to get to Headache until now (sad face).

I cannot express enough how delightful the Bellyache books are. From the first book, Peter and Lina captured my heart with their brave souls and willingness to go into the heart of danger and evil in order to save their Candonite frien
Farhana Faruq
Apr 14, 2012 Farhana Faruq rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
What a sweeeet read!!!
Anyone who hasn't read BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale, needs to get a hold of that book and follow that up with HEADACHE!

Headache picked up right where Bellyache ended, and throughout the pages everything is tied together so wonderfully - you'd think they were written together. As the second book, this continues the tale of Peter and his friend Lina and their adventures with the candonite people. Who are the Candonites you ask? People made out of candyyyyy...need I say more!
May 23, 2012 Stacie rated it it was amazing
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In HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE, Crystal Marcos once again lures readers with her imagination and creativity.

Peter and Lina's adventure with the Candonites continues only this time the Candonite children, Joe and Angela, have been transported to Peter's world. Joe and Anglea end up in Peter's grandfather's candy store and are alarmed to see the miniature edible versions of themselves. Once they realize where they are they create disguises and set out to search for Peter. They
Jun 16, 2012 Renee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-books
This review consists of two parts: 1. My daughter's review (she's 9) and 2. My review (the Mom). These are excerpts. For the full review visit us at our website:


What I liked and disliked about it:

I liked the whole, whole, whole book. It was awesome, cool, and funny. My favorite parts were when Angela and Joe were looking for Peter and they disguised themselves so nobody would notice that they were made out of candy. I liked that we find out that
Jan 06, 2013 Paul rated it really liked it
Peter has just returned from an amazing adventure, and things are now back to normal. Or are they? As Peter heads off to school for an uneventful day, he has no idea the Candonite children Joe and Angela have followed him to his home town, and they aren't the only ones to show up! The adventure continues as the villain they thought they had escaped and hoped to never see again has come to their home town.

Award-winning author Crystal Marcos has done it again. Join Peter and Lina in this wonderful
Mammy Oaklee
Apr 29, 2013 Mammy Oaklee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-family
Headache ~ The Hair-Raising Sequel by Crystal Marcos is highly recommend for those children who love to use their imagination! I have not read Bellyache, but after reading Headache I would not hesitate to read Bellyache.

The story Headache takes place on earth despite the main characters being aliens, which are sweets. No I don't mean sweet as in cool or awesome. I mean sweets as in gum-drops and cup-cakes! LOL! Now for me it took a while to wrap my head around these walking around and talking in
Julie Grasso
Feb 07, 2013 Julie Grasso rated it really liked it
Headache the Hair-Raising Sequel to Bellyache is a wonderful tale of facing your fears and working together. In this second installment we watch Peter and Lina develop courage to defeat the evil Goaltan drawing on the knowledge and lessons they have learned on their trip to Maple town, along with Nana's memories of her visit to Honeyville. I absolutely love the imagery in this book. I wish I could visit the toy shop, to play around in edible foam, ride one floor up on a pogo stick and sit at a g ...more
Renee Hand
May 31, 2012 Renee Hand rated it it was amazing
Headache is a wonderful sequel to Bellyache, carrying over the main characters Peter and Lina and having them encounter the evil villian Goaltan and his minions, known as the Peblars. But this time instead of Peter and Lina traveling to another world filled with Candonite children from Maple Town, that world seems to come to them bringing with it the villian Peter and Lina barely escaped from in Bellyache. Now, their world is endangered from Goaltan as he tries to destroy all the sweet shops in ...more
Jun 13, 2012 Krissy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Children and Middle Ages
Age Group
Headache is awesome, I can say I liked it better than the first so the age group is 6 and up.

Cover Art
I love the cover art in fact when I asked my kids what they thought they said so many fun things. I ask them usually before we start reading based on the cover art what this book is going to be about, they came up with some great guesses based on Bellyache the first in this series. Favorite part about the cover was the hair.

Why We loved it
We loved that Peter was on a mission to protect
Jeremy Poole
Nov 01, 2012 Jeremy Poole rated it it was ok
I haven’t read the first book in this series and perhaps that is why I found this children’s book wanting. The Candonite children, that showed so much promise, where sidelined and played no part in this tale.
The book was sold as funny and scary, it fell down on the first of these two for me, I’m no child, but I write children’s books and I don’t think this one hits the mark. It is well written and I hope I’m wrong and the story is liked by kids, but this one wasn’t for me.
Tricia Douglas
Jul 05, 2012 Tricia Douglas rated it it was amazing
Crystal's sequel to Bellyache is another great book for children and adults. When the evil Goaltan attacks all the sweet shops in town, who wouldn't throw a fit. Me, for one. But luckily the chilren come to the rescue and learn the secret to why Goaltan is so mean. The story leaves a great message why some people/things are mean and tempermental. Children (and adults) of any age will enjoy both of her books. They have great characters and imaginative settings.
Oct 26, 2012 Maureen rated it it was amazing
A great sequel! What more can I say - Both BELLYACHE and HEADACHE are clever and interesting books about two separate worlds. I'm sure any YA would love to read this, as well as being great books to read to youngsters who not quite up to the level of reading ability to read this for themselves.
I would be very interested to read more works from this author.
Dan Rogers
Feb 17, 2013 Dan Rogers rated it really liked it
Another enjoyable read by Crystal Marcos. This book was a very interesting follow-up to Bellyache. I didn't find it as engaging however. This is probably due to the fact that the uniqueness of the story concept is gone. I still found it enjoyable,interesting, and well worth the time spent reading.
Sep 21, 2012 Bonnie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s, fiction, 2012
A sweet read!
Again, I read a book out of sequence.

It took me a few pages to figure out what was going on and would have been better in sequence. Once the story was under way and I had a firm grip on the candy children and how they came to be in our world it was a fun read.
Traci Loya
May 02, 2012 Traci Loya rated it it was amazing
reviewed by my grandson Derek (age 7). He LOVED both Bellyache & Headache!!! Further remarks on Bellyache review!!! Thanks again Crystal for the lovely books!!!!!
Erik This Kid Reviews Books
Jul 12, 2012 Erik This Kid Reviews Books rated it it was amazing
It was even better than the first book (Bellyache)AND I really LOVED Bellyache!!
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Award-winning author Crystal Marcos has been a storyteller her entire life. As the oldest of five children, she had to do a lot of entertaining. She lives on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State with her husband, daughter Kaylee, and infant son Jaxon. Crystal is the author of BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale and HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE. Novus, her third book and first Young A ...more
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