Sneaking Suspicions

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Boyds Mills Press, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 245 pages
5 Reviews
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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User Review  - lindap69 - LibraryThing

Quirky funny and somewhat outlandish this road-trip mystery with fun illustrations. Read full review

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User Review  - Tripleguess - Goodreads

A nice little book. The drawings were almost the best part. The story didn't seem to have a real focus other than taking the scenic route along with the characters... which is fine, if you're not after a tighter plot. =) Cute, appropriate for younger children. Read full review

Contents

A Force to Be Reckoned With ii
11
Desirable Destinations
24
The Plot Sickens
42
Off Like a Herd of Turtles
57
Poison
73
Saving Dans Life
94
Fine Distinctions
116
Riding High
128
Utopias
149
Striking It Rich
160
Is That Right?
177
The Presentation
190
Alligators in Paradise
208
The Real Story
224
Whole Famdamily Reunion
237
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About the author (2007)

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.

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