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Tom Smart, Deseret News
Hundreds of people pelt author Brandon Mull with marshmallows during what might be the largest marshmallow fight ever at the launch of his new book, "The Candy Shop War: Arcade Catastrophe," at Thanksgiving Point on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Lehi.

LEHI — Children celebrated the release of an author's new book by bringing out the fluffy artillery for an all-out "marshmallow war."

The marshmallow pelting at Thanksgiving Point was part of the launch of local author Brandon Mull's new book, "The Candy Shop War: Arcade Catastrophe."

This event is part of a Read Today contest, as children who read a certain amount were able to participate.