Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World by Candice Ransom

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Eight-year-old Iva Honeycutt is sure that she's destined for greatness. And this summer Iva has big plans to make her first great discovery: finding General Braddock's treasure, which was buried somewhere in her small town of Uncertain, Virginia during the French and Indian War. And to make sure she's up to the task, she invents a new name for her discoverer self, Iva Honeysuckle. Still, even a great discoverer can hit a few bumps on the road. Like Iva's bossy double-first cousin, Heaven. And her great-great-grandfather Ludwell's treasure map not exactly being crystal clear. And on top of it all, her supposedly trusty dog, Sweetlips, falling asleep on the job. Must Iva do everything on her own? Candice Ransom and Heather Ross have created a sweet, self-assured and completely irrepressible heroine in Iva.
 

About Candice Ransom

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Author Bio: Candice Ransom (www.candiceransom.com) has published more than one hundred books for children, including Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World, Seeing Sky-Blue Pink, Finding Day's Bottom, and The Big Green Pocketbook. She lives with her husband in Fredericksburg, Virginia.Illustrator Bio: Heather Ross (www.heatherross.squarespace.com) is an artist, author and textile designer. Her first book, Weekend Sewing, came out in 2009. She has been featured on The Martha Stewart Show. Heather's home and studio are in New York City.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by Disney Hyperion. 160 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Iva’s evolving relationship with this long-dreaded cousin and her obsession with finding the gold General Braddock buried during the French and Indian War propel the pleasantly rambling story, but the real treasure here is the fresh, quirky characterization of Iva and the comical reflection of a ...

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While the premise of Iva’s family situation, personality, and ambition has potential, the book suffers from a lack of development in both character and plot, and is peppered with distractingly offbeat names (Cazy Sparkle, Euple Free, Walser Compton, Swannanoah Priddy).

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