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Candice Ransom was born in Virginia in 1952. She grew up in the country and spent most of her time daydreaming, creating stories in her head once she'd read all the books in her school library. After writing her first book at age 7, she has gone on to write over 100 books for children and young adults. She has a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College and is earning a Masters in Children's Literature from Hollins University. Among her popular titles are The Big Green Pocketbook (1993), One Christmas Dawn (1996), The Promise Quilt (2002), and Liberty Street (2003). Her books have received numerous awards, including the Hodge Podge Society Best Children's Book; Pick of the List; Notable Trade Book in Social Studies; New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Book; New York Library Best One Hundred Book; IRA/Children's Choice; and ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers. Ransom is also a ghostwriter for the Boxcar Children Mysteries, having written 18 titles for the series. She has started the Promise Quilt Literacy Project, which gives books to the children of the Virginia Appalachians. Instead of donating to individuals or to school libraries, Ransom sends 30 new books to a classroom, choosing a different school each month and giving the teacher the option of keeping the books in the classroom or letting each child take one home. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Little Red Riding Hood… (more)
Little Red Riding Hood 459 copies, 40 reviews
The Big Green Pocketbook 336 copies, 9 reviews
Pumpkin Day! 336 copies, 4 reviews
Rebel McKenzie 117 copies, 4 reviews
Snow Day! (Step into Reading) 86 copies, 1 review
Amanda 82 copies
Susannah 77 copies, 1 review
Emily 77 copies, 3 reviews
Thirteen 75 copies, 1 review
Going on Twelve 75 copies
Between Two Worlds 71 copies, 3 reviews
Sabrina 65 copies
Nicole 65 copies, 2 reviews
The Promise Quilt 62 copies, 5 reviews
Children of the Civil War 54 copies, 1 review
Kathleen 54 copies
When the Whippoorwill Calls 47 copies, 2 reviews
Beach Day! (Step into Reading) 47 copies, 1 review
Robert E. Lee 46 copies
Fire in the Sky 42 copies
Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten 42 copies, 4 reviews
Tractor Day 42 copies, 4 reviews
One Christmas Dawn 34 copies, 1 review
Fifteen at Last 31 copies
The Old Blue Pickup Truck 30 copies, 3 reviews
Liberty Street 28 copies, 1 review
My Sister, the Traitor 27 copies, 1 review
Finding Day's Bottom 25 copies, 1 review
Almost Ten and a Half 25 copies, 1 review
Pony Island 16 copies, 1 review
My Sister the Meanie 15 copies, 1 review
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The Silvery Past 14 copies, 1 review
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Kaleidoscope 2 copies
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Candice Ransom is the author of more than 110 books for children and young adults. She teaches in Hollins University's graduate program in children's literature. She is married to Frank Ransom.
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