Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go (Ivy and Bean Series #2) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go (Ivy and Bean Series #2) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall
     
 

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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.

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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 fun? Of course!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - 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)
Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Ivy and Bean, who became unlikely best friends in the first book in the "Ivy and Bean" series, continue their adventures in this book. They have joined the gymnastics team and are practicing cartwheels on the playground. A problem arises. Ivy cannot and never has turned a cartwheel. To save face she diverts attention toward the second grade restroom, claiming she sees a ghost. Bean supports her in this misconception and soon all of the second graders believe that a ghost is truly there. Ivy and Bean devise an elaborate plan to expel the ghost. They mix a magic potion and bring presents as peace offerings. The other second graders line up on a bench to watch the door as Ivy and Bean go inside the restroom. Their plan is successful and the ghost leaves. The black and white illustrations add humor to the story and emphasize the differences in the two friends. A good choice for students who have mastered beginning readers and are ready to move on to more complicated stories. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781417792733
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Series:
Ivy and Bean Series, #2
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
125
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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