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Candace Fleming

Candace Fleming is the prolific author of The Great and Only Barnum, a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction nominee and a Publishers Weekly and Booklist Best Book; The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award recipient; Our Eleanor, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and Ben Franklin’s Almanac, a James Madison Honor Book. She is also the author of many highly acclaimed picture books.

Candace Fleming

Scott Fleming  Why did I write Clever Jack Takes the Cake? Mostly for fun, but also because I wanted to try my hand at writing a fairy tale. I do that a lot as a writer—challenge myself to try new things—and tackling a fairy tale was definitely a new thing. So how to begin? 

I knew I wanted my story to have a classical feel, incorporating...


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The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

By: Candace Fleming

These contemporary “fables” are instructive, hilarious, and now in paperback!The fourth graders at Aesop Elementary are, well, unusual. There’s Calvin Tallywong, who wants to go back...

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Clever Jack Takes the Cake

By: Candace Fleming
illustrated by: G. Brian Karas

Take a bite out of this deliciously funny original fairy tale, which received four starred reviews and was named a Best Book of the Year by Booklist, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and the Bank...

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On the Day I Died

By: Candace Fleming

"Positively tailor-made for reading—or reading aloud—by flashlight," declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. The phenomenally versatile, award-winning author, Candace Fleming, gives teen...

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Imogene's Last Stand

By: Candace Fleming
illustrated by: Nancy Carpenter

Meet Imogene Tripp, a plucky girl with a passion for history. As a baby, her first words were “Four score and seven years ago.” In preschool, she finger-painted a map of the Oregon Trail. So...

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The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary

By: Candace Fleming

The award-winning author of Ben Franklin’s Almanac and Our Eleanor has created an enthralling joint biography of our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, and his complex wife—a scrapbook history...

The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum

By: Candace Fleming
illustrated by: Ray Fenwick

Step right up! Meet the astounding . . . the amazing . . . P. T. Barnum! The award-winning author of The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary, Amelia Lost, and Our Eleanor brings us the larger-than-life...


Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

By: Candace Fleming

From the acclaimed author of The Great and Only Barnum—as well as The Lincolns, Our Eleanor, and Ben Franklin's Almanac—comes the thrilling story of America's most celebrated flyer, Amelia...

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Oh, No!

By: Candace Fleming
illustrated by: Eric Rohmann

"This picture book reads like an instant classic.... Oh, yes!" raved Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.Young children will delight in repeating the refrain "OH, NO!" as one animal after another falls...

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The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

By: Candace Fleming

Here's a chapter book with all the kid appeal and absurd mayhem of Louis Sachar's classic Sideways Stories from Wayside School! These hilarious fables, complete with morals, will make you wish you went...

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The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

By: Candace Fleming

“[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the...

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  • eBook
  • Hardcover Library Binding
  • Unabridged Compact Disc
  • Unabridged Audiobook Download
  • Unabridged Compact Disc
  • Unabridged Audiobook Download