Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World

Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World

By Candice Ransom
Illustrated by Heather Ross
Disney-Hyperion Books
Ages 7 to 10

ISBN-13: 978-1423131731

Chapter One: The Shame of Iva’s Third Grade Year

     Iva Honeycutt was scolding her Cadet Blue crayon when Heaven’s shadow fell across the porch.
     “Did I tell you to stand next to Sea Green?” Iva said, not looking up. “You’re supposed to be with the blues.”
     Heaven loomed over her. Her cousin was hard to ignore.

Eight-year-old Iva Honeycutt is sure that she is destined for greatness. This summer Iva has big plans to make her first great discovery, finding General Braddock’s treasure, which was buried somewhere in her town of Uncertain, Virginia. To make sure she’s up to the task, she invents a new name for her discoverer self, Iva Honeysuckle. But there are bumps in the road, like a bossy double-first cousin, Heaven, a vague treasure map, and a dog that falls asleep on the job.

Reviews

“The real treasure here is the fresh, quirky characterization of Iva and the comical reflection of [her] family.”

—Kirkus

“Here is storytelling in its full glory! Iva Honeysuckle is destined to become as distinctive and well-loved as Pippi Longstocking.”

—Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor-winning author

“I love this charming little book, sprinkled with Southern flair and a quirky cast of small-town characters.”

—Indie Next

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