My New Best Friend by Julie BoweMy New Best Friend by Julie Bowe

My New Best Friend

byJulie Bowe

Paperback | April 12, 2010

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After Ida May's last best friend moved away, she swore she'd never have another. But then she met fun, sparkly Stacey Merriweather, and now she and Ida are like two peas in a pod. When the friends discover a magical mermaid night-light that seems to grant wishes, Ida uses it to make something bad happen to the mean girl in class. Then Stacey uses the mermaid to undo a scheduled math test. The more they put the mermaid's powers to use, the more they need to help it along by manipulating the truth with their "highly creative stories." Soon Ida feels caught between telling the truth and hurting friendship with Stacey. How will Ida set the record straight while still keeping her new best friend?
JULIE BOWE is the author of My Last Best Friend . She lives in Mondovi, Wisconsin.
Title:My New Best FriendFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.52 inPublished:April 12, 2010Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547328699

ISBN - 13:9780547328690

Appropriate for ages: 7


Editorial Reviews

Bowe is spot-on with Ida May's feelings? .Issues surrounding divorced households are handled realistically. The unexpected twist (at the end) is believable and satisfying. Fans of Ida May will be overjoyed to read this new installment." - Kirkus Reviews (July 1, 2008)Praise for My Last Best Friend: 'Delightful . . . This story is for readers who have graduated from Sara Pennypacker's aÇÿClementine' stories, Barbara Park's aÇÿJunie B. Jones' series, and Megan McDonald's aÇÿJudy Moody' books.'- School Library Journal 'A sweet read with a surprising ending!'- Discovery Girls magazine'Bowe successfully creates a wry, sweet, proud protagonist in Ida May whose struggle . . . hits all the right emotional notes.'- Booklist "