Search Results: "Candice F. Ransom"


BOOK REVIEW

LADIES AND JELLYBEANS by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"An acceptable additional choice. (Fiction. 7-10)"
An experienced author of paperback fiction for older girls tries her hand at a realistic story for younger children, setting it in the 50's of her own childhood. Read full book review >

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MY SISTER THE TRAITOR by Candice F. Ransom
Released: April 1, 1989

In a sequel to My Sister the Meanie, more perils of being a younger sister. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN A NAME by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1995

"A pleasant tale with appeal for children in similar situations. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A third grader's bumpy road is full of small setbacks and troubles that only seem burdensome, and that she soon overcomes. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING STAR SUMMER by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 1992

"A good choice for an early read-alone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A realistic story about two unlike cousins during a vacation visit. Read full book review >

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PONY ISLAND by Candice F. Ransom
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Fine as an addition to large collections, but not as the sole book about Chincoteague. (author's note, resources) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Misty of Chincoteague in rhyme. Read full book review >

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THE OLD BLUE PICKUP TRUCK by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2009

This quaint, sweet offering presents the simple story of a father and daughter running errands together in their blue pickup truck. Read full book review >

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RESCUE ON THE OUTER BANKS by Candice F. Ransom
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"It will be hard to forget the sepia-toned photograph of the brave surfmen that accompanies Ransom's informative afterword. (Web sites) (Historical fiction. 6-10)"
For one of two new releases in the On My Own History series (The Daring Escape of Ellen Craft, above), Ransom (Mother Teresa, not reviewed, etc.) details a little-known chapter of American history, the first all-African-American life-saving station on the Outer Banks of the North Carolina coast. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CRACK CORN by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 1994

"Nevertheless, a serviceable addition. (Fiction. 8- 10)"
A 1932 Washington, D.C., demonstration by WW I vets hoping to collect a promised bonus is the basis for a novel about how nine-year-old Jimmy Watkins joins his unemployed father in the effort. Read full book review >

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SEEING SKY-BLUE PINK by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Meant to be comforting, this offering is more than a little saccharin and unrealistic. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Eight-year-old Maddie struggles to adjust to her new life in the country with her new stepfather. Read full book review >

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REBEL MCKENZIE by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2012

"Spunky and sassy, Rebel redefines beauty pageants in this rollicking tale. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Twelve-year-old Rebel McKenzie is aptly named. Read full book review >

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FINDING DAY’S BOTTOM by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Wonderful description, hill-country language, appropriate grief and honesty combine to offer a new take on an old story. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Jane-Ery (11) is living in rural Virginia during the Depression when her father dies and her grandfather leaves his mountain to help her and her mother survive. Read full book review >

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TRACTOR DAY by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"This beautiful and stirring celebration has jubilantly detailed illustrations depicting a bucolic farm life that is lingering—and perhaps fading—from our landscape. (Picture book. 2-5)"
More than the sum of its parts, this gentle rhyme hums the cadence of a rural family's day on the farm. Read full book review >