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Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go (Ivy and Bean Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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Best friends Ivy and Bean are back and looking for adventure in the second installment of this engaging new series. This time they've made an amazing discovery—a ghost in the school bathroom! Ivy and Bean can see its cloudy form and its glowing eyes. They can hear its moaning voice. This is the best thing that ever happened at school—until the teachers find out. Now Ivy and Bean have to figure out how to get the ghost out of the bathroom. Will they succeed? Maybe. Will they have...
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Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go (Ivy and Bean Series #2)

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Overview

Best friends Ivy and Bean are back and looking for adventure in the second installment of this engaging new series. This time they've made an amazing discovery—a ghost in the school bathroom! Ivy and Bean can see its cloudy form and its glowing eyes. They can hear its moaning voice. This is the best thing that ever happened at school—until the teachers find out. Now Ivy and Bean have to figure out how to get the ghost out of the bathroom. Will they succeed? Maybe. Will they have fun? Of course!
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The second graders who first met in Ivy and Bean (which PW's starred review called "just right for kids moving on from beginning readers") must try to eradicate a ghost from the girls' bathroom at school in Ivy and Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Ivy and Bean are back! This time, they have taken their shenanigans from the home front to the schoolyard. With a couple of other kids, they have formed a recess gymnastics club. The only trouble is Ivy cannot do gymnastics—not even a cartwheel—and the other members of the club are pressuring her to perform. Bean tries to cover for her friend, but her efforts fall flat. It is a good thing that Ivy knows something no one else does: the girls' bathroom is haunted! It is up to Ivy and Bean to figure out why the ghost is there and how they can make it go away. Recess will not be the same until they do. Annie Barrows' gal pal team is as delightfully gross and devilishly clever as in the first Ivy and Bean book. Barrows' text and Sophie Blackall's illustrations are sure to have readers yearning for book number three. 2006, Chronicle, Ages 6 to 10.
—Heidi Hauser Green
School Library Journal
Gr 1–3
This story defies expectations of what an early chapter book can be. When the normally quiet Ivy tells her classmates that there's a ghost in the second-grade bathroom, reactions vary from fascination to fear. When a girl refuses to use the bathroom, though, Ms. Aruba-Tate's gentle reprimand sends Ivy reeling, and she and her friend Bean decide to make the problem go away by performing an exorcism. Barrows keeps the language simple and clear without sacrificing wit and subtlety. While Ivy steadfastly insists that the ghost is real, sensitive readers will see her diversionary tactic for what it is. (She doesn't want anyone to know she can't do a cartwheel.) The author even makes the occasional vocabulary lesson palatable ("Cody had lit two garbage cans on fire and wasn't allowed to come back to school anymore. He was expelled"). The slightly wider than normal format with large print, lots of white space, fun detailing, and Blackall's expressive illustrations make an attractive package that will be welcome in most collections.
—Adrienne FurnessCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Best mates Ivy and Bean reunite for some schoolyard hijinks in this sophomore collaboration from Barrows and Blackall. The normally reserved Ivy discovers the persuasive powers of an overactive imagination when she tries to avoid doing cartwheels during recess. While Ivy's impromptu mention of the ghost in the girl's bathroom may have diverted everyone's attention from her lack of gymnastic skills, her story soon spirals into schoolyard mayhem. Barrows displays a keen sense of what constitutes second-grade humor; readers will be snickering in glee over Ivy and Bean's antics. Hilarity ensues when the duo perform an elaborate ceremony, complete with a special potion they concocted, to expel the ghost. Barrows provides the humorous banter while Blackall's pencil sketches do a fine job of capturing the comical overtones of the girl's activities. This strong follow-up to Ivy and Bean (June 2006) is bound to please fans. (Picture book. 7-10)
From the Publisher
"Annie Barrows accomplishes the almost impossible task of reflecting the world of second grader, creating the tension and drama of family and friendships in language that can be read easily by child who recently graduated from easy readers to early chapter books. " - Lisa Von Drasek, Children's Librarian, Bank Street College of Education
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811876520
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Series: Ivy and Bean Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 23,812
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Annie Barrows
Annie Barrows has written a bunch of books for grown-ups, but Ivy and Bean is her first series for kids. Annie lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.
Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Biography

A voracious reader (but an admittedly poor speller!), Annie Barrows grew up in northern California. One of her first jobs, while she was still in school, was re-shelving books in one of her favorite haunts, the public library. She attended the University of California at Berkeley and graduated with a degree in Medieval History. After graduation, she went to work for a publisher, editing books in many different fields.

Bitten by the writing bug, Barrows received her M.F.A in Creative Writing from California's Mills College. She wrote several books on such diverse topics as fortune telling, urban legends, and opera before branching into children's literature. In June of 2006, she released Ivy and Bean, the first award-winning book in a series about two young girls who become best friends in spite of their differences. In 2007, she published The Magic Half, a standalone children's fantasy about the middle child (between two sets of twins) who travels back in time and befriends a young girl in need of her help.

In addition, Barrows and her aunt, the late Mary Ann Shaffer, collaborated on a post-WWII epistolary novel entitled The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Conceived by Shaffer, the novel was accepted for publication in 2006, shortly before Shaffer fell ill. Barrows stepped in to complete the project, and the book was published in 2008 to positive reviews.

Good To Know

Here are some fascinating outtakes from our interview with Annie Barrows:
  • I can read palms. I learned when I was researching a book on fortune-telling, and I figure it's my back-up career if this writing thing doesn't work out. I can also read head lumps, but no thanks.

  • In my house, we have a Museum of Despair. The collection includes a burst pipe; the wire hanger that was being used to open my car when I surprised the thief; the stitches from my daughter's knee; a bottle of vodka so old that it's a product of the Soviet Union; and a broken thermometer.

  • There are two quotations stuck to the wall over my desk. Here they are: .

    "But how could it be true, Sir?" said Peter.
    "Why do you say that?" asked the Professor.
    "Well, for one thing," said Peter, "if it was real why doesn't everyone find this country every time they go to the wardrobe? I mean, there was nothing there when we looked; even Lucy didn't pretend there was."
    "What has that to do with it?" said the Professor.
    "Well, Sir, if things are real, they're there all the time."
    "Are they?" said the Professor; and Peter did not know quite what to say.
    --from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis

    "Behold, you look on a man that is soon to be dust. Yet because love endures all things, tell me, I pray you, how fares the human race: if new roofs be risen in the ancient cities, whose empire is it that now sways the world; an if any still survive, snared in the error of the demons."
    --from "The Life of St. Paul the Hermit"

    Most of the time, I don't do anything but work and hang out with my family, but I just got back from a three-week trip to England, where I got a chance to indulge some of my secret fascinations: Neolithic standing stones, haunted battlefields, out-of-the-way castles, and Victorian anthropological collections.

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      1. Also Known As:
        Ann Fiery Barrows; Ann Fiery
      2. Hometown:
        Berkeley, CA
      1. Date of Birth:
        August 24, 1962
      2. Place of Birth:
        San Diego, CA
      1. Education:
        University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in Medieval History; Mills College, M.F.A. in Creative Writing

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    • Anonymous

      Posted August 16, 2012

      Paris

      Still in 3rd Grade, LOVE THE BOOK! IF YOU ALSO LIKE IVY AND BEAN, BE MY NOOK FRIEND AND LEND ME THE BOOK!!! THE FIRST BOOK! Want to have it. Love to have it. HAVE TO HAVE IT!!!!!! And click yes to have the 7,8,9 bundle. WHAT ARE WAITING FOR??? IVY AND BEAN # 10,11,12????

      20 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted September 1, 2012

      Exciting

      Molly here,Ivy and Bean books are books you can look forward to reading.I love the part where Bean throws plums at that boy and rubs them in his hair.I am looking forward to reading the third book.Ivy and Bean books are funny and full of exitiment.That is all for today.See Ya !

      10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted April 18, 2012

      Very engaging

      This book (and these characters) had my 5 year old (exceptionally gifted) granddaughter howling with laughter. We are reading the entire series together, and she can't wait for the next one!

      8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 15, 2009

      ivy + bean and the ghost that had to go

      We started the ivy and bean series for a book club and now we can not stop. My daughter and I love to read them together

      7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 21, 2013

      NOT for young kids. They expel a ghost!

      Parents of young children, be aware that the kids in the book hear a breathing, hiss sound and see a misty figure w glowing eyes in the bathroom. I figured this would end with some logical explaination (steem from the kitchen or a pipe) to keep young kids from getting scared. NOPE! Only read if that stuff doesn't scare your kids.

      6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 14, 2012

      Lovley girl

      I did not try to get but my 6mos brother fell and hit it it turns out i love it

      6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted May 29, 2012

      Yay

      Best books ever! I can't put them down!!! IF YOU READ IT YOU WILL LUV IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted May 13, 2012

      Haley

      I love ivy and bean books but this one is my favorite

      5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 15, 2012

      Fair

      I purchased this book for my first grade Granddaughter, with whom I live. Each evening we would take turns reading one or two chapters at bedtime, but I found that her interest would often wander. Some evenings, she would request we substitute another book rather than reading this one. All in all, I would not highly recommend this book.

      4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 16, 2013

      Nice

      I love this book!!!!

      3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 6, 2013

      MG23

      Best book for 9 year old's I hiley recomend this comudy book.

      2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 24, 2013

      Stupai Terrible!!!!!!!!!!!

      This book is terrible I dare you to read it or buy it oh and all you 1 D fans Harry is single well I think he is

      2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 13, 2012

      Awsome

      I love this book. I think if your a kid and you need to do a report for school and you get to pick the book you want to read you should do this sereise.

      2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 5, 2012

      Love it

      Is the best

      2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 3, 2012

      Awsome book

      These books are the only books I read!
      If u like fun books this is a book for u.

      2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 11, 2012

      Yay

      I am 10 and i still love em

      2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted December 11, 2011

      Best book

      Very funny
      LOL book

      2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted September 3, 2009

      I Also Recommend:

      Ivy and Bean and The Ghost That Had to Go is a funny story that makes you laugh! Ivy and Bean get in trouble with Mrs. Noble, a school teacher, when they flush presents down the toilet for the ghost. Read the story to see what happens next!

      Ivy likes to make potions in her bedroom. She likes to read. She likes to play with Bean. She doesn't like to get in trouble with Mrs. Noble the teacher at school.

      Bean gets in trouble in school because she talks a lot and tattles on others. She doesn't like her sister. Bean doesn't like to say no to Ivy.

      Ivy and Bean get in trouble with Mrs. Noble the teacher when they flush presents down the toilet and it floods all over the floor. They were trying to get rid of the ghost in the girls bathroom at school. You won't believe what happens next! You have to read the book to learn what happen to them.

      Once you read book 2, of Ivy and Bean, you should definitely read book 3, Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record! This a funny series of books about two girls who don't try to get in trouble but simply do because they are curious about things.

      2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 9, 2014

      Ladadee

      Oid book! Super awesome!

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 7, 2014

      Highly Recommended

      I bought this book for my 7 year old who hate to read. She love Ivy + Bean so much, I no longer have to force her to read. She picks up the book and starts reading without me having to tell her. It's all about finding something enjoyable and exciting. Not only does she read on her own, she discusses the details of the book with me. Thank you Annie Barrows for these wonderful book sets!

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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