Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record (Ivy and Bean Series #3)

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World-record fever grips the second grade, and soon Ivy and Bean are trying to set their own record by becoming the youngest people to have ever discovered a dinosaur. But how hard is it to find one?

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Overview

World-record fever grips the second grade, and soon Ivy and Bean are trying to set their own record by becoming the youngest people to have ever discovered a dinosaur. But how hard is it to find one?

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 1-3
Rambunctious second-grader Bean and her more conservative friend, Ivy, are back for another easy-chapter-book adventure. This time, a book of world records gets the class thinking of feats they can accomplish. Bean unsuccessfully (and hilariously) tries to break some records, then decides to be the youngest person to discover dinosaur bones and starts digging in the backyard. Ivy has read a book about Mary Anning, who found a dinosaur skeleton at the age of 12. Anning is held up as a model of patience and perseverance, two qualities from which Bean would benefit. Her father is home during the day, and readers see their wonderful, positive relationship. He supports their efforts and agrees that the bones they've discovered are mysterious. It's not a terribly original story idea, but Barrows has a fine touch. Blackall's humorous drawings add to the fun. This is a great chapter book for students who have recently crossed the independent reader bridge.
—Sharon R. PearceCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Best friends Ivy and Bean return for a very welcome third outing. When Bean's desperate boredom forces her to the pages of The Amazing Book of World Records, she determines to break one herself, no matter what. But after her attempt to stuff 257 straws in her mouth falls short by some 217 straws, and her loudest scream fails to shatter her sister's glass octopus, she combines her newfound interest in one-of-a-kind stunts with Ivy's fascination with paleontology to pursue dreams of fame in her backyard. Barrows balances the two girls' personalities perfectly, Ivy's quiet studiousness the steady counterpoint to Bean's restless ebullience. The odd happy piece of information-"It took [Mary Anning] a whole year to get the whole [ichthyosaur] out. . . . Chip, chip, chip, a tiny bit at a time"-is conveyed effortlessly without impinging on the terrifically childlike voice-"Lookit! I got one." Blackall's black-and-white spot illustrations share equal billing with the text, punctuating the written narrative with wry, spiky visuals that capture the kids' personalities beautifully. The resolution deflates Ivy and Bean's ambitions but leaves both dignity and enthusiasm intact-other record attempts can wait till tomorrow. Just right. (Fiction. 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: 9780811862509
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 12/20/2007
  • Series: Ivy and Bean Series , #3
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 124
  • Sales rank: 26,811
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows has written many books for adults, but Ivy and Bean is her first series for kids. She lives in northern California with her husband and two daughters.

Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose previous books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars. 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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    • Posted February 16, 2009

      We love Ivy & Bean!!!!!

      I gave this to my daughter for her "Christmas Eve" gift and she coudln't stop reading it. She's in fourth grade. She laughed out loud and told her sisters (5th and 6th grade) that they HAD to read it next!

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    • Posted October 16, 2011

      Awesome

      It was a realistic and a hilarious book. I would reccomend this to anyone who wants humor

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      Writing

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      Posted October 19, 2011

      Very good book

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      AWESOME

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    • Posted February 26, 2011

      Ivy + Bean

      I've only read the first one in the series and it was great..

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      awesome

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    • Posted February 2, 2010

      Daughter loved it...

      My daughter would actually ask to read rather than watching TV or playing video games. We will definately continue with the series.

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      This book is awesome

      I LOVE THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT IS A GREAT BOOK FOR CHILDREN ( MOSTLY GIRLS) AND IT HAS A WHOLE SERIES OF THEM SO READ THEM ALL AND THIS BOOK IS ONE OF THEM I ALSO HOPE TO BE THE FIRST ONE ON MOST HELPFUL

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      Posted October 24, 2012

      Hi

      I'm a kid and i loooooooooooove ivy and bean!!!!!!!!!!

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      Posted March 19, 2008

      Great Book!!!!!!!!!

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