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

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ISBN13: 9780060730260
ISBN10: 0060730269
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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, Powells.com

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

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A dying girl gives a boy the strength to live in this lyrical novel that will break your heart and lift your spirit

Peter Stones parents and siblings are extroverts, musicians, and yellers—and the louder they get, the less Peter talks, or even moves, until he practically fits his last name. When his family moves to the Texas Hill Country, though, Peter finds a tranquil, natural valley where he can, at last, hear himself think.

There, he meets a girl his age: Annie Blythe. Annie tells Peter shes a “wish girl.” But Annie isnt just any wish girl; shes a “Make-A-Wish Girl.” And in two weeks she will begin a dangerous treatment to try and stop her cancer from spreading. Left alone, the disease will kill her. But the treatment may cause serious, lasting damage to her brain. 

Annie and Peter hatch a plan to escape into the valley, which they begin to think is magical. But the pair soon discovers that the valley—and life—may have other plans for them. And sometimes wishes come true in ways they would never expect.

Synopsis:

In this warmhearted middle-grade novel, Oona and her brother, Fred, love their cat, Zook (short for Zucchini), but Zook is sick. As they conspire to break him out of the vets office, Oona tells the stories of his previous lives, ranging in style from fairy tale to grand epic to slice of life. Each of Zooks lives have echoes in Oonas own family life, which is going through a transition shes not yet ready to face. Her father died two years ago, and her mother has started a relationship with a man named Dylan—whom Oona secretly calls “the villain.” The truth about Dylan, and about Zooks medical condition, drives the drama in this loving family story.

Synopsis:

“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!

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:
Rollins, Ellie
Author:
by Katherine Hannigan
Author:
Rocklin, Joanne
Author:
erine
Author:
Loftin, Nikki
Author:
Hannigan, Kath
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
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Situations / Death & Dying
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20110329
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
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 ,
In this warmhearted middle-grade novel, Oona and her brother, Fred, love their cat, Zook (short for Zucchini), but Zook is sick. As they conspire to break him out of the vets office, Oona tells the stories of his previous lives, ranging in style from fairy tale to grand epic to slice of life. Each of Zooks lives have echoes in Oonas own family life, which is going through a transition shes not yet ready to face. Her father died two years ago, and her mother has started a relationship with a man named Dylan—whom Oona secretly calls “the villain.” The truth about Dylan, and about Zooks medical condition, drives the drama in this loving family story.
"Synopsis" by ,
“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!

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