Ida B: . . . 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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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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Katherine Hannigan studied mathematics, painting, and studio art and has worked as the education coordinator for a Head Start program and, most recently, as an assistant professor of art and design. She is the author of True (. . . Sort Of), Emmaline and the Bunny, and the national bestseller Ida B . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World. She lives in Iowa with a bunch of cats and the occasional bunny or bird visitor. Her backyard hosts an additional array of creatures, including deer, raccoons, possums, and sometimes a skunk. But no alligators . . . yet!

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Ida B's childhood is idyllic--she is home-schooled by understanding parents on a family farm, surrounded by natural beauty. But this perfect world is shattered when her mother begins cancer treatment. Some acreage is sold to pay medical costs, and Ida B's beloved trees are cut down for new housing. Worse, she's forced to return to school, the same school that made her miserable during a brief stint in kindergarten. How this sensitive, creative girl comes to terms with the monumental changes in her life makes for a deeply moving story for all ages. Lili Taylor demonstrates a nuanced understanding for all of the characters and tells Ida B's story with perfect pitch, pacing, and love. E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2005 ALA Notable Recording AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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