Ivy and Bean Take the Case (Ivy and Bean Series #10)

Ivy and Bean Take the Case (Ivy and Bean Series #10)

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by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall
     
 

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Watch out, you diabolical masterminds! There's a new detective on Pancake Court: Bean! She laughs at danger! She solves even the most mysterious mysteries! What? There aren't any mysteries? Then Bean and her assistant, Ivy, will make some!

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Watch out, you diabolical masterminds! There's a new detective on Pancake Court: Bean! She laughs at danger! She solves even the most mysterious mysteries! What? There aren't any mysteries? Then Bean and her assistant, Ivy, will make some!

Editorial Reviews

Watching a film noir with her mother inspires the ever-rambunctious Bean to become a freelance detective. Unfortunately for her, she doesn't live in a crime-ridden neighborhood and she soon comes to realize that before she can search for clues, she must first find a case. When she spots a mysterious bright yellow rope on Dino's property, our pint-sized Sherlock Holmes knows she's on the case. But what she and her precocious partner, best friend Ivy discover, or don't, is only a small part of the pleasure of this Pancake Court caper. Editor's recommendation.

From the Publisher
"Another fun-filled conundrum for these beloved characters."—The San Francisco Chronicle"

These early chapter books continue to please: cleverly entertaining stories, and illustrations to match."-The Horn Book Magazine"

Only a stooge couldn't love Ivy and Bean."-Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
The intrigue swirls thick 'round Pancake Court. Inspired by a black-and-white movie her mother watches with her even though it's not on the list of 10 movies without mean people, smoking, bad words and tiny clothes, Bean goes into the PI business. Donning an old fedora, in no time she attracts the attention of the other neighborhood children, including best friend Ivy. Bean solves a couple of mysteries--what's under the cement lids in all the lawns, why the letter carrier takes a two-hour nap every day--but the kids are not particularly impressed. Then a real mystery arises: A bright yellow rope appears, tied around Dino's chimney and trailing onto his lawn. Incredibly, each day it lengthens, sprawling around the cul-de-sac and evidently evading the notice of every adult there. Bean's reputation is at stake. Her efforts to nab Mr. Whoever-ties-the-rope involve lots of shared speculation and a midnight stakeout with loyal Ivy…but no perp. As always, Barrows' keen understanding of children yields scenarios that are right on the money: Bean cheerfully watches her mother's favorite noir classic and gleans only the details her mother would rather she not have noticed; she sets and resets a kitchen timer four times in order to wake up at midnight. And her nonsolution results in a conclusion that will madden adults but that is wisely, perfectly childlike. Only a stooge couldn't love Ivy and Bean. (Fiction. 6-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452106991
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
09/24/2013
Series:
Ivy and Bean Series, #10
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
544,657
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
490L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Annie Barrows is the author of many children's books, including the Ivy + Bean series and The Magic Half, as well as several books for adults, including the bestselling novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.

Sophie Blackall has illustrated over 20 books for children and adults. Her illustrations have won awards ranging from the Ezra Jack Keats Award, the BCCB Blue Ribbon Picture Book Award, and the Founders Award from the Society of Illustrators and can be found everywhere from the New York Times to the transit posters on the New York Subway. Originally from Australia, she now lives in Brooklyn.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Berkeley, CA
Date of Birth:
August 24, 1962
Place of Birth:
San Diego, CA
Education:
University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in Medieval History; Mills College, M.F.A. in Creative Writing

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Ivy and Bean Take the Case (Ivy and Bean Series #10) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 10 year old niece in 5th grade has patiently awaited the publication of Book 10 preordered with September delivery date.  In preparation for Book 10 adventures, she reread Book 9.  The author writing Ivy and Bean chapter books created a loyal fan sharing with family, friends and relatives the adventures of this duo team.  My sincere appreciation to the author for excellent writing skills capturing the hearts of a third grade reader encouraging her love of reading achieving fluent reader status in 5th grade.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love the series i was kindoff disapontid that the book was only 73pages long i liked it when the books were150 pages long but overall great job please make many more books. I can't wait to read more great job.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series.i love the sence of adventure!well.....bye now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as well written as the others .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recomened 6 to 8
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand three times post on three fifferent books look under pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it.
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Iprchis this buk i giv fre stos
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very good until the ending expect the longer book they never solved the mystery and I didn't like that is the next book it doesn't state who did it then I will be very disappointed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is good not the best tough but still good! 12345graders reading level appropeate perfect for kids but not for me good job though srry puting bad update