Sugar Hero (Princess Candy)
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Sugar Hero (Princess Candy)

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  4 reviews
On Halo Nightly's eleventh birthday, her Aunt Pandora gives her a collection of jars filled with brightly colored candies. Soon she learns that the candies give her the incredible powers of nature. Halo uses the powers to combat Doozie Hiss, a rival student with superpowered hair.
Hardcover, 33 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Stone Arch Books (first published August 1st 2009)
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Fine for what it is - a graphic novel reader for reluctant girl readers in grades 3-6 who are below grade level... Kind of powder puff girl-ish in this origination story telling how Halo Nightly inherited candy that tranforms her into a superhero from an aunt. I think there are girls in the target who will enjoy this series.
When Halo receives a birthday present from her Aunt Pandora on her 11th birthday, her life is forever changed. She is given a jar of different colored candies. Soon, she discovers this is no regular candy. Each ones gives her a different power dealing with nature. Finding herself facing off with Doozie, she must use her new candy powers to fight Doozie's superpowered hair!

I love the start to this series - with a play off of the name Pandora from mythology and a box of goodies. The idea of candie...more
A fun intro to a new graphic novel series with a pink-haired girl who becomes a super hero when she eats magical candy that her mysterious Aunt Pandora gave her. The candy is labeled in Spanish words and helps her solve a mystery at school. The pictures are bright cartoons that students love. I am looking forward to the rest of the series.
Flashy and fun, but pretty empty. Adequate, but I think it could have been done much better--both simpler and more substantial.
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