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

by Katherine Hannigan

Greenwillow | September 2, 2008 | Hardcover

Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.66 × 5.31 × 0.88 in

Published: September 2, 2008

Publisher: Greenwillow

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060730242

ISBN - 13: 9780060730246

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny, yet sad Katherine Hannigan has really shown us what we had overlooked. In this book, a girl who is deeply connected with nature goes through something no one should ever have to feel. Cancer. Touching, yet in some cases funny. A must read.
Date published: 2006-04-16

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

by Katherine Hannigan

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.66 × 5.31 × 0.88 in

Published: September 2, 2008

Publisher: Greenwillow

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060730242

ISBN - 13: 9780060730246

About the Book

What do you do when your life goes from righter than right to a million miles beyond wrong?

Try to scare away the new neighbors with signs and posters that warn things like "Typhoons Known to Occur Here -- Water Rats Abound."

Avoid eye contact and word contact, with Mama and Daddy in particular.

Stay away from the orchard and the brook and the old tree and anything else that reminds you of how good things used to be.

Put together the best plan you've ever created to get things back to just-about-perfect again.

From the Publisher

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.

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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