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Ida B: And Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World

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If you liked Clementine, by Sara Pennypacker, then Ida B is for you! Ida B is a quirky gal with a perfect life: she's homeschooled by her kind, attentive parents and lives in the country, where she has a very special relationship with the trees and the stream near her house. Then her idyllic life is challenged and changed, and Ida B must figure out how to cope. How she responds is so realistic that you might cry even as you are filled with hope. This is Katherine Hannigan's first novel, and it is so beautifully and insightfully written, with such rich, real characters, that I can hardly wait for her to write another one!
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If you liked Clementine, by Sara Pennypacker, then Ida B is for you! Ida B is a quirky gal with a perfect life: she's homeschooled by her kind, attentive parents and lives in the country, where she has a very special relationship with the trees and the stream near her house. Then her idyllic life is challenged and changed, and Ida B must figure out how to cope. How she responds is so realistic that you might cry even as you are filled with hope. This is Katherine Hannigan's first novel, and it is so beautifully and insightfully written, with such rich, real characters, that I can hardly wait for her to write another one!
Recommended by Karen B., Powells.com

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“Pure whimsical delight. Magic does blow throughout the world, and Zip proves it!" —Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of ttyl

one girl + one scooter = journey of a lifetime

When Lyssas mother died, so did the magic—that special something that always made the sunflowers grow taller and the strawberry jelly taste sweeter. So when Lyssa receives the alarming news that her childhood home in Texas is about to be bulldozed, she sets off on a two-wheeled cross-country journey to save her family home—and with it, the last remaining sparkle of her earlier life. On her odyssey, Lyssa meets some decidedly unusual people—from rowdy cowgirls to a chorus line of singing mermaids—and discovers adventure at every highway turn. But its the magic that she uncovers, little by little, along the way that will ultimately put a new zip in her step!

Synopsis:

Ida B. Applewood believes there is never enough time for fun.

That's why she's so happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside with the trees and the brook.

Then some not-so-great things happen in her world. Ida B has to go back to that Place of Slow but Sure Body-Cramping, Mind-Numbing, Fun-Killing Torture—school. She feels her heart getting smaller and smaller and hardening into a sharp, black stone.

How can things go from righter than right to a million miles beyond wrong? Can Ida B put together a plan to get things back to just-about perfect again?

Synopsis:

Who is Ida B. Applewood? She is a fourth grader like no other, living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and her story will resonate long after you have put this book down. How does Ida B cope when outside forces-; life, really-; attempt to derail her and her family and her future? She enters her Black Period, and it is not pretty. But then, with the help of a patient teacher, a loyal cat and dog, her beloved apple trees, and parents who believe in the same things she does (even if they sometimes act as though they don't), the resilience that is the very essence of Ida B triumph...and Ida B. Applewood takes the hand that is extended and starts to grow up.

This first novel is both very funny and extraordinarily moving, and it introduces two shining stars-; Katherine Hannigan and Ida B. Applewood.

About the Author

Katherine Hannigan's first novel, Ida B . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World was a New York Times bestseller, a Book Sense bestseller, and a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner. She lives in northeastern Iowa.

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sirbooksalot, July 20, 2008 (view all comments by sirbooksalot)
This is a really stupid book. I hate how adults assume kids will read another average simple plotted coming of age story. I guess this is a good book for a 5th grader. You should get some real actual kids to make your "kids picks" list.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060730260
Subtitle:
. . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World
Author:
Hannigan, Katherine
Author:
by Katherine Hannigan
Author:
erine
Author:
Hannigan, Kath
Author:
Rollins, Ellie
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Family
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Cancer
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Family - Parents
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20110329
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.38x5.04x.66 in. .58 lbs.
Age Level:
100

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"Staff Pick" by ,

If you liked Clementine, by Sara Pennypacker, then Ida B is for you! Ida B is a quirky gal with a perfect life: she's homeschooled by her kind, attentive parents and lives in the country, where she has a very special relationship with the trees and the stream near her house. Then her idyllic life is challenged and changed, and Ida B must figure out how to cope. How she responds is so realistic that you might cry even as you are filled with hope. This is Katherine Hannigan's first novel, and it is so beautifully and insightfully written, with such rich, real characters, that I can hardly wait for her to write another one!

"Staff Pick" by ,

If you liked Clementine, by Sara Pennypacker, then Ida B is for you! Ida B is a quirky gal with a perfect life: she's homeschooled by her kind, attentive parents and lives in the country, where she has a very special relationship with the trees and the stream near her house. Then her idyllic life is challenged and changed, and Ida B must figure out how to cope. How she responds is so realistic that you might cry even as you are filled with hope. This is Katherine Hannigan's first novel, and it is so beautifully and insightfully written, with such rich, real characters, that I can hardly wait for her to write another one!

"Synopsis" by , Ida B. Applewood believes there is never enough time for fun.

That's why she's so happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside with the trees and the brook.

Then some not-so-great things happen in her world. Ida B has to go back to that Place of Slow but Sure Body-Cramping, Mind-Numbing, Fun-Killing Torture—school. She feels her heart getting smaller and smaller and hardening into a sharp, black stone.

How can things go from righter than right to a million miles beyond wrong? Can Ida B put together a plan to get things back to just-about perfect again?

"Synopsis" by , Who is Ida B. Applewood? She is a fourth grader like no other, living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and her story will resonate long after you have put this book down. How does Ida B cope when outside forces-; life, really-; attempt to derail her and her family and her future? She enters her Black Period, and it is not pretty. But then, with the help of a patient teacher, a loyal cat and dog, her beloved apple trees, and parents who believe in the same things she does (even if they sometimes act as though they don't), the resilience that is the very essence of Ida B triumph...and Ida B. Applewood takes the hand that is extended and starts to grow up.

This first novel is both very funny and extraordinarily moving, and it introduces two shining stars-; Katherine Hannigan and Ida B. Applewood.

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