Search Results: "Candice Ransom"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

RANSOM by David Malouf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"A splendid, creative précis of ancient events that still reverberate."
The Australian poet of absences and silences reimagines the terror and exhilaration of the Trojan War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RANSOM by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Show-and-tell suspenser from Steel, heavily freighted with clumsy exposition. An afterthought romance for Lee and Fernanda is chilly and utterly unconvincing."
Smooth ex-con kidnaps son of bankrupt dot-com entrepreneur. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"While the story of those trekkers captured in Kashmir was not concluded when Auerbach ended her book, the facts and the stories she presents make for first-rate reportage."
With the growth, since the end of the Cold War, of international travel by business executives, eager ecotourists, and just plain tourists, there has been a serious increase in the miserable trade of kidnaping crimes committed for political reasons or simply for cash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IVA HONEYSUCKLE MEETS HER MATCH by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"The girls do learn that blood is thicker than water, but it takes a painfully long time to realize it. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Summer vacation, Iva Honeysuckle-style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

AMANDA PANDA QUITS KINDERGARTEN by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Empathy and kindness are just as important as ABCs and 123s, and Amanda gives readers a good lesson. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Amanda Panda starts off an unlikable kindergartner, but school (and exposure to other kids) teaches her how to be a friend, and that might be the most important lesson of all. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >