Ida B

...and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.22 hours)
Product Number: Z100026386
Released: Jun 27, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739344880
Narrator/s: Lili Taylor
Publisher: Listening Library
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Description

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 a family like no other, and her story will resonate long after this audiobook has ended. 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. triumphs...?nd 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, author Katherine Hanningan and Ida B. Applewood.

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Author(s): Katherine Hannigan
Original Publish Date: Jun 27, 2006

All formats/editions

eBook
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Author(s): Katherine Hannigan
Product Number EB00230646
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
ISBN: #9780062112514
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Katherine Hannigan
Product Number 44382
Released: Mar 12, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419379338
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Katherine Hannigan
Product Number 14521
Released: Apr 25, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: #9780060730260

Professional reviews

"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 (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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