Ida B: And Her Plans To Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, And (possibly Save The World

by Katherine Hannigan

Greenwillow Books | September 30, 2004 | 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, 7.46 × 5.32 × 0.91 in

Published: September 30, 2004

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060730250

ISBN - 13: 9780060730253

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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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, 7.46 × 5.32 × 0.91 in

Published: September 30, 2004

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060730250

ISBN - 13: 9780060730253

About the Book

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.

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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 is the author of Ida B . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World.She grew up in western New York with a mom, a dad, two boisterous brothers, an array of stray dogs and cats, and some rodents that usually remained caged.She has undergraduate degrees in mathematics, education, and painting, and a graduate degree in studio art.She has worked as an education coordinator for Head Start and, most recently, as an assistant professor of art and design.She now lives in a tiny town in northeastern Iowa that’s surrounded by woods and hills and fields.Lulu the cat, a character in Ida B, lives there, too, along with her feline stepbrothers Mackie, Norbert, and Winston.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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