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Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go (Ivy and Bean Series #2)
     

Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go (Ivy and Bean Series #2)

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by Annie Barrows
 

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Now that Ivy and Bean are friends, they do gymnastics club together, sit together in Ms. Aruba-Tate's second grade, and tell each other their darkest secrets. And when Ivy discovers a ghost in the school bathroom, it will take both girls' courage and imagination to make it go away. Another entertaining installment in this series about two mischievous, funny, clever

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Now that Ivy and Bean are friends, they do gymnastics club together, sit together in Ms. Aruba-Tate's second grade, and tell each other their darkest secrets. And when Ivy discovers a ghost in the school bathroom, it will take both girls' courage and imagination to make it go away. Another entertaining installment in this series about two mischievous, funny, clever girls.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781428153912
Publisher:
Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date:
07/13/2007
Series:
Ivy and Bean Series
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

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 illustrator whose work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times. She lives in New York, with her husband and two children. Her previous books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars.

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 and the Ghost That Had to Go (Ivy and Bean Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 112 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 !
FreedomLady More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best books ever! I can't put them down!!! IF YOU READ IT YOU WILL LUV IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is great for kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book for 9 year old's I hiley recomend this comudy book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IT IS AWESOME MY DOUGHTOR PLAYS SCHOOL AND THEY ARE ON LIKE THE 36TH PAGE AND WE GOT AN HOUR AGO
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this in 2nd grade, and I loved it. Ivy and bean is a sweet cute book series for girls ages 7-10.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is sweat i just love it so much!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ivy and Bean find that there is a ghost in the school bathroom. Will they stop it?? I am working on my sixth one ! Ivy and bean make me lagh out loud! I think it is a good book. Read it and love it!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love ivy and bean books but this one is my favorite
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gigi likes my book and she love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it the best book ever!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book,now I just read the second book,it was so much fun reading this book. I love this book,don't you?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was the best book ever
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Kiss your hand three times post this on three other books and look under your pilow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Type a reveiw about something fun you are doing and when you are slleping think of swimm ing in the ocean and the next day you will have apet dolphin... maybe(if its crismis).