Ida B

Ida B

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Baker & Taylor
Having entered her Black Period, Ida B. Applewood is facing some challenging times and so must turn to her loyal pets, a dedicated teacher, and the beauty of her favorite apple tree to get through it all, in an entertaining coming-of-age tale. Reprint.

HARPERCOLL

Ida B. Applewood believes there is never enough time for fun.

That's why she's so happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside with the trees and the brook.

Then some not-so-great things happen in her world. Ida B has to go back to that Place of Slow but Sure Body-Cramping, Mind-Numbing, Fun-Killing Torture—school. She feels her heart getting smaller and smaller and hardening into a sharp, black stone.

How can things go from righter than right to a million miles beyond wrong? Can Ida B put together a plan to get things back to just-about perfect again?



Baker
& Taylor

In Wisconsin, fourth-grader Ida B spends happy hours being homeschooled 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.

Publisher: New York HarperCollins Publishers 2006
ISBN: 9780060730260

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RobertELPL Mar 04, 2017

RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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yellow_bee_1716
Dec 22, 2016

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chloe1ab
Apr 15, 2015

chloe1ab thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 13

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red_bird_2475 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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marbl3s
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Feb 15, 2014

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rmpenn1976
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Aug 25, 2008

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chloe1ab
Apr 15, 2015

A really sweet story. Unfortunately, the ending isn't super exciting or anything, but overall the book is pretty good. I recommend to girls in grades 3-7.

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rmpenn1976
Mar 10, 2013

This is a heart warming story suitable for young readers who are preteens but may not be suitable for younger audience because of its tragic ending

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nimradar123
Jul 13, 2012

a sweet story i think every one should read it some time or another ! #imagineteencontest

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MB93
Oct 06, 2011

One of my all-time favourite books! I love how the author is able to get us right into Ida B's head as we're reading.

kimbalee Aug 06, 2009

I love this book. It is one of my favourites.

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Kate Anna Burnham
Aug 25, 2008

I thought that this book would be for older kids, however it was written poorly, especially for kids 10 and under. It wasn't a great plotline and the chapters weren't ordered that great. Overrall, not a great book.

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rmpenn1976
Mar 10, 2013

"Daddy there's never enough time for fun " pg 3

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rmpenn1976
Mar 10, 2013

"Daddy there's never enough time for fun " pg 3

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rmpenn1976
Mar 10, 2013

"Daddy there's never enough time for fun " pg 3

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rmpenn1976
Mar 10, 2013

"Daddy there's never enough time for fun " pg 3

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rmpenn1976
Mar 10, 2013

"Daddy there's never enough time for fun " pg 3

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rmpenn1976
Mar 10, 2013

Ida b is a little girl who befriends a tree named broke who tells her of her mothers sickness and the storm. After the death of Ida b's mother, she was devastated but she continued her friendship with other trees which helped her with the death of her mom

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Kate Anna Burnham
Aug 25, 2008

Ida B's mother falls ill with Cancer and her father has to sell part of thier apple orchad which Ida B has grown dear to. Ida B will now have to go back to a regular school and face the biggest and most horrible changes in her life.

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