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Sneaking Suspicions

3.53  ·  Rating Details  ·  15 Ratings  ·  6 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 roa ...more
Hardcover, 204 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Front Street, Incorporated
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Apr 22, 2014 Kari rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade, vcfa
One of the things I love about this book is Ivy's relationship with her brother, Ray. The tiny details that Carolyn Coman must remember from her childhood, like sticking your fingers between your toes, put you back in time. When an important object comes into the story, your mind immediately jumps back to when it was originally introduced - and you barely noticed it! The theme of real vs. fake are prominent enough for a young reader to begin to grasp how good literature is woven.
Mar 04, 2010 Tripleguess rated it liked it
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.
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Dec 09, 2007 Roxanne Hsu Feldman rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, 4-6grade
I love the tone of the narrative very much. I wonder how young readers will react to it -- seems really sophisticated and so tongue-in-cheek and subtle that many intriguing points (extremely humorous to an adult reader) might be overlooked.
Jul 07, 2008 Cinnamon rated it it was ok
This was a very disappointing book. The ending was very anti-climatic. I don't know who I would recommend this book to. It is written for upper elementary/ lower middle school, but it seems much younger.
May 07, 2008 Linda rated it liked it
Shelves: contrealfic
Quirky funny and somewhat outlandish this road-trip mystery with fun illustrations.
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Nov 03, 2009 Beth/Sr. Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Will the target age group get the humor? I hope so!
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Carolyn Coman (born 1951 in Evanston near Chicago) is a writer of children's books living in South Hampton, New Hampshire. Her books What Jamie Saw (1995) and Many Stones (2000) were nominated for several awards.

She worked as a bookbinder from 1975-84 and later as an editor with Heinemann before she became a full-time writer. Her books include the portrait documentary of the debut, and a picture b
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