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

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New York : Greenwillow Books, c2004.
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
246 pages ; 20 cm.
4 & up.
Edmondson Pike - Kids Fiction
JUV Fiction Hanniga

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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9780060730246 (hardback), 0060730242 (hardback), 9780439837125 (hardback), 043983712X (hardback), 9780060730253 (lib. bdg.), 0060730250 (lib. bdg.), 9780060730260 (pbk.), 0060730269 (pbk.)
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General Note
"A Greenwillow book."
In Wisconsin, fourth-grader Ida B spends happy hours being home-schooled and playing in her family's apple orchard, until her mother begins treatment for breast cancer and her parents must sell part of the orchard and send her to public school.
Target Audience
4 & up.
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3-6,Follett Library Resources.
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Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning,MG,5.3,5.
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Accelerated Reader AR,MG,5.3,5.0,79913,184.
A Junior Library Guild selection.
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Hannigan, K. (2004). Ida B: --and her plans to maximize fun, avoid disaster, and (possibly) save the world. New York: Greenwillow Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hannigan, Katherine. 2004. Ida B: --and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (possibly) Save the World. New York: Greenwillow Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hannigan, Katherine, Ida B: --and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (possibly) Save the World. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2004.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hannigan, Katherine. Ida B: --and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (possibly) Save the World. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2004. Print.

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