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

by Hannigan, Katherine.

Format: Kindle Book 2011 2011
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Fourth-grader Ida B spends happy hours being home-schooled and playing in her family's apple orchard, until circumstances force her parents to sell part of the orchard and send her to public school.
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: ""Hannigan shows a remarkable understanding of a stubborn child's perspective, in this honest portrayal of loss and rebirth," said PW in our Best Books citation. All ages. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Subjects Families Wisconsin Juvenile fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Nature stories
Sick Juvenile fiction
Teacher-student relationships Juvenile fiction
Cancer Patients Juvenile fiction
Orchards Juvenile fiction
Children's stories
Families Wisconsin Fiction
Schools Fiction
Nature Fiction
Sick Fiction
Teacher-student relationships Fiction
Cancer Patients Fiction
Orchards Fiction
Juvenile Fiction
Electronic books.
Children's stories.
Publisher New York :HarperCollins2011
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience All ages.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780062112514
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