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

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"Pure whimsical delight. Magic *does* blow throughout the world, and ZIP proves it!"--New York Times bestelling author Lauren Myracle 

When Lyssa’s mother died, so did the magic—that special something that always made the sunflowers grow taller and the strawberry jelly taste sweeter. Now that her mother is gone, Lyssa struggles to get used to a life of the Ordinary with her kind but clueless stepfather in Kirkland, Washington. But secretly, she longs for change.

 

Then one day change does come, when the most peculiar occurrence brings Lyssa alarming news about her childhood home. With no time to lose, she sets off on a two-wheeled cross-country journey to get back to Texas. But can she get there before the clock runs out?

 

On her odyssey Lyssa meets some decidedly unusual people, from rowdy cowgirls to a chorus line of singing mermaids. With new friends by her side and the winds of change at her back, Lyssa discovers adventure at every turn--and uncovers her mother’s magic, little by little, all along the way.

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"I feel a deep gratitude that Ida B exists." Kate DiCamillo, Newbery Medalist

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"With just the right amount of tension in the plot, a spot-on grasp of human emotions, and Ida B's delightful turns of phrase, this book begs to be read aloud." School Library Journal

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"A poignant, affirming, and often funny debut from a promising new author." Kirkus Reviews

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"Beautifully told, this first novel is filled with remarkable characters and the story is one of growth and adaptation. Seeing how Ida B deals with all of this is worth the price of admission." Children's Literature

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In this first novel by Hannigan, readers are introduced to Ida B. Applewood, a fourth grader like no other, living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and a family like no other. How does Ida B cope when outside forces--life, really--attempt to derail her, her family, and her future?In this first novel by Hannigan, readers are introduced to Ida B, a fourth grader like no other, living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and a family like no other. How does Ida B cope when outside forces--life, really--attempt to derail her, her family, and her future?

Synopsis:

"Pure whimsical delight. Magic *does* blow throughout the world, and ZIP proves it!"--New York Times bestelling author Lauren Myracle 

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:

A girl discovers adventure at every highway turn in this effervescent debut that's Savvy meets Little Miss Sunshine

After Lyssa's mother dies, her kind but clueless new stepfather moves with her to the suburbs of Seattle in the hopes of making a fresh start. But Lyssa feels lost and adrift in the rainy Northwest without her mom. And when she finds out that her old house in Texas is about to be bulldozed, something snaps inside her. Fiercely determined, Lyssa climbs onto her scooter and sets off cross-country to save her home.

Beautifully written and sparkling with magic, Zip is a modern-day successor to Alice in Wonderland. It's a joyful Odyssey-esque journey that's perfect for the readers of Savvy.

About the Author

Katherine Hannigan was raised in western New York State and earned degreesin education, mathematics, and art. She has worked as the education coordinator for a Head Start program and, most recently, as an assistant professor of art and design. She lives in northeast Iowa.

?Ida B came to be, in large part, because of my move to the Midwest. Hers is the life I would have chosen, if I could have. And I think I try to live up to her example — brave and true, full of fun, and fiercely loving.?

Ida B is Katherine Hannigan?s first novel.

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christian8luv2pets, August 29, 2006 (view all comments by christian8luv2pets)
This book is about a young, adventurous girl. Her name is Ida B and she's homeschooled. One day her parents share the news with her that she must go back to public school- she's devastated and thinks she'll hate it. Read Ida B to find out more! I love this book and I highly recommend it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060730246
Author:
Hannigan, Katherine
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Author:
by Katherine Hannigan
Author:
Rollins, Ellie
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Death & Dying
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Family
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
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
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
100

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Product details 256 pages Greenwillow Books - English 9780060730246 Reviews:
"Review" by , "I feel a deep gratitude that Ida B exists."
"Review" by , "With just the right amount of tension in the plot, a spot-on grasp of human emotions, and Ida B's delightful turns of phrase, this book begs to be read aloud."
"Review" by , "A poignant, affirming, and often funny debut from a promising new author."
"Review" by , "Beautifully told, this first novel is filled with remarkable characters and the story is one of growth and adaptation. Seeing how Ida B deals with all of this is worth the price of admission."
"Synopsis" by , In this first novel by Hannigan, readers are introduced to Ida B. Applewood, a fourth grader like no other, living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and a family like no other. How does Ida B cope when outside forces--life, really--attempt to derail her, her family, and her future?In this first novel by Hannigan, readers are introduced to Ida B, a fourth grader like no other, living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and a family like no other. How does Ida B cope when outside forces--life, really--attempt to derail her, her family, and her future?
"Synopsis" by ,
"Pure whimsical delight. Magic *does* blow throughout the world, and ZIP proves it!"--New York Times bestelling author Lauren Myracle 

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" by ,
A girl discovers adventure at every highway turn in this effervescent debut that's Savvy meets Little Miss Sunshine

After Lyssa's mother dies, her kind but clueless new stepfather moves with her to the suburbs of Seattle in the hopes of making a fresh start. But Lyssa feels lost and adrift in the rainy Northwest without her mom. And when she finds out that her old house in Texas is about to be bulldozed, something snaps inside her. Fiercely determined, Lyssa climbs onto her scooter and sets off cross-country to save her home.

Beautifully written and sparkling with magic, Zip is a modern-day successor to Alice in Wonderland. It's a joyful Odyssey-esque journey that's perfect for the readers of Savvy.

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