Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways
This book has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine. It is the first book in the "Candlewick Sparks" series.
Crude or Profane Language
Drug and Alcohol Content
Other Negative Elements
Zelda and Ivy are sisters who appear in three tales: "The Runaways," "The Time Capsule" and "The Secret Concoction." In the first story, the talking animal foxes run away (to their backyard) rather than eat Dad's cucumber sandwiches again. They bury their favorite toys in a time capsule in story No. 2, only to miss their treasures and dig them back up. When Zelda struggles to write a haiku in story No. 3, Ivy concocts a jar of "creative juice" for her sister made from items such as glue and orange juice.
Other Belief Systems
Zelda has a "lucky" jewel, which she believes will help her improve both her piano playing and her poetry writing. Ivy makes a potion for Zelda, hoping it will help her finish her poem.
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Readability Age Range
5 to 8
Laura McGee Kvasnosky
Candlewick Press, an imprint of Walker Books
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, Medal Winner 2007