Sneaking Suspicions by Carolyn Coman

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The return of Ray any Ivy, the unforgettable characters from The Big House. When Ray and Ivy's father, Dan, proposes a road trip to visit a long-lost relative, neither of them is particularly excited. Then he shows them the giant ruby he discovered in a hollowed-out book in the library. So they load up the limousine and with Veddy, their trusted chauffeur, they hit the road. They don't get far before the plans change and Ivy has lots of doubts about what's going on. Is Dan on the up-and-up? Is the ruby real? How they meet Wolfgang the counterfeiter, race each other on a roller coaster,explore a real gem mine, and end up stranded in the middle of a swamp surrounded by alligators makes a rollicking romp of a story.

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Carolyn Comanhas won a Newbery Honor Award and a Michael L. Printz Honor Award and is a two-time National Book Award finalist. Currently she is on the faculty of Hamline University's MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She divides her time between New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. Rob Sheppersonlives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. with his wife and two daughters. His droll editorial drawings appear regularly in TheNew York TimesandTheWashington Post. Carolyn Coman is the author of What Jamie Saw, winner of a Newbery Honor, among other highly acclaimed novels. She lives in New Hampshire. Rob Shepperson lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, with his wife and two daughters. His droll editorial drawings appear regularly in the New York Times, theWall Street Journal, and theWashington Post. He is also illustrator of David Harrison'sBugsandThe Big Houseby Carolyn Coman.
Published September 9, 2009 by namelos. 245 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this pleasantly rambling companion to Coman’s The Big House (2004), Ivy and Ray’s parents are finally out of prison, but Ivy anticipates further trouble when her father Dan announces his sudden desire to pay a visit to Gladys Mouton, a long-lost relative in Florida.

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Overall this book is well written, and will capture your senses as you dive deeper into Ivy and Ray’s “vacation!” I enjoyed this book very much, as I remember when I was a child and how easily I let my imagination run wild.

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