Ivy + Bean, Book 1

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Spotlight, Aug 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 113 pages
44 Reviews
The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide—quick—Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming—and addictive—introduction to Ivy and Bean.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Ok, 3.5 stars. Sure to be a hit with lots of six or seven year-olds girls. Surprisingly complex characters - for example neither girl, not even the one who wears dresses, is squeamish of worms. Read full review

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User Review  - BayleeWestrick - LibraryThing

The first realistic fictional book in this series tells the story of two girls. One just moved into the neighborhood and they think they will not get along with each other. So the two avoid each other ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Award winning author Annie Barrows was born in San Diego, California. She graduated from UC Berkeley. After graduation Annie became an editor editing books on a wide-range of topics. After she had edited a couple hundred books, she decided that that she could probably write one herself so she went to writing school. After writing several books for adults she decided she'd like to write for children. Annie is the author of the Ivy and Bean Series which have won numerous awards including: 2007 ALA Notable Children's Book, Booklist, Editor's Choice, Best Books of 2007 Kirkus Reviews, The Best Children's Book of 2006, Best Early Chapter Books, Book Links, Best New Books for the Classroom, 2006, New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2006. she is also the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose previous books include "Ruby's Wish" and "Meet Wild Boars". She also illustrates the Ivy & Bean series. Sophie lives in Brooklyn, New York and can be visited at sophieblackall.com.

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