Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World

Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World

By Candice F. Ransom; Heather Ross (Illustrator)

Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781423131731, 154pp.

Publication Date: April 2012


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 the Author
Candice Ransom is the author of 70 books for children and young adults. More than 45 of her books have been translated into 11 languages. Her books have been chosen as Pick of the List, ALA Notable for Reluctant Readers, and a Book of the Month Club selection. She has given many keynote addresses to reading councils and lives in Virginia.

Heather Ross is an illustrator, author, and textile designer. She is the illustrator of How to Behave at a Tea Party by Madelyn Rosenberg, as well as the Crafty Chloe books by Kelly DiPucchio. She also wrote the bestselling craft books Weekend Sewing and Heather Ross Prints. Heather's own dog, Lobo, currently holds a regional title for Smelliest Pup. She lives in New York City.