Ida B by Katherine Hannigan
. . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World (Bank Street College of Education Josette Frank Award (Awards))

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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?

 

About Katherine Hannigan

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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.
 
Published June 21, 2011 by Greenwillow Books. 259 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Ida B's mother undergoes cancer treatment, the idyllically secure world that has informed her character crumbles.

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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 sensit

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This insightful, seemingly intuitive first novel digs deep inside the soul of 9-year-old narrator Ida B Applewood. Home-schooled since kindergarten, Ida B is perfectly content spending all of her f

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Yes Pages: 240 Date: April 2007 Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books ISBN: 978-0007234202 Ida B - pronounced eedabee and only ever eyedah without the B when she's in trouble - lives an idyllic life on a beautiful farm with its own orchard, brook and mountain which isn't re...

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USA Today

Home-schooled on her family's Wisconsin apple farm, Ida B.

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But when her father tersely informs her that their family has to sell a portion of their property (including some of Ida B's favorite trees) to pay medical bills, Ida B can take no more.

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But when her father tersely informs her that their family has to sell a portion of their property (including some of Ida B's favorite trees) to pay medical bills, Ida B can take no more.

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Soon her hospital bills mean that Ida B's dad must sell part of their land, including some of Ida B's beloved apple trees.

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In her free time, Ida B loves to have fun and talk to the trees and brook that she has named.

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