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Ida B : --and her plans to maximize fun, avoid disaster, and (possibly) save the world

by Hannigan, Katherine.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 15 copies
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Avalon Public Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC HAN
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Fiction J FIC Hann
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Collection  Children Fiction
 
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction J HANNIGAN
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Summary

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-6. Ida B is happy with her life. She talks to the trees in her family's orchard, enjoys being homeschooled, and is trying to be a good steward of the earth. But after her mother gets cancer, part of their land must be sold, and Ida B is forced to start public school, something her parents promised she wouldn't have to do after a bad kindergarten experience. Once her world changes, Ida B changes, too; her sunny disposition turns steely gray. As Ida puts it, she hardens her heart, and the very resilience of her anger is something to behold. First-time novelist Hannigan avoids many of the pitfalls of new writers, bypassing obvious plotting; Ida's mother's cancer, for instance, is a reference point, not a story line. What this really concerns is the fury children can experience, the tenacity with which they can hold on to their anger, and their inability to back away once the emotion no longer serves them. Hannigan gets it down brilliantly. Sometimes Ida's fourth-grade, first-person voice sounds like Junie B. Jones with a linguistic bent gone wild, but it's definitely unique, and Ida's ability to articulate her feelings will warm children, who will understand just what she's talking about. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "With her bright and youthful voice, Taylor sounds instantly at ease in the role of nine-year-old Ida B Applewood, debut novelist Hannigan's memorable firecracker of a character. By turns sensitive and bursting with energy and imagination, Ida B whiles away the hours communing withthe babbling brook and the apple trees in the orchard of her family's farm. She's been lucky enough to be homeschooled since kindergarten, as her parents understood the suffocation Ida B felt in a traditional school setting. But when Mama is diagnosed with breast cancer, Ida B's "righter than right" life is turned on its ear. She must attend school and sees part of the orchard sold. And toughest of all, she understands the hurt in her parents and steels her heart against all these bad things--and everyone she comes in contact with. Luckily, an understanding teacher provides the right sounding board that eventually gets Ida B to change her plans and her heart. Listeners will want to stay aboard this very realistic emotional roller coaster, made all the more vivid via Taylor's fine reading. Ages 9-up. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Families -- Wisconsin -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Nature stories.
Sick -- Juvenile fiction.
Cancer -- Juvenile fiction.
Orchards -- Juvenile fiction.
Family life -- Wisconsin -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Nature -- Fiction.
Sick -- Fiction.
Cancer -- Fiction.
Orchards -- Fiction.
Wisconsin -- Juvenile fiction.
Wisconsin -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Greenwillow Books,2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 246 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 9780060730246 (trade)
0060730242 (trade)
9780060730253 (lib. bdg.)
0060730250 (lib. bdg.)
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