Ida B.

Ida B.

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by Lili Taylor
     
 

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… See more details below

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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 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 . . . 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, author Katherine Hanningan and Ida B. Applewood.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The wonderful story of Ida B is brought to life beautifully through Lili Taylor's reading of the story. Because Ida B is so expressive and so exuberant, hearing all the highs and lows makes them come alive even more than the print version. I really enjoyed the book and found this audio of the story extending the printed word. In particular, I liked Taylor's handling of Ida B as she talks with the trees and the brook. In addition, Ida B's chats with her teacher and subsequent apologies seems more pointed in the audio version. 2004, Listening Library, Ages 7 to 10.
—Joan Kindig, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400090938
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/24/2004
Edition description:
Unabridged, 3 Cassettes, 5 hrs.
Product dimensions:
4.38(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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