Ivy and Bean (#1)

Author(s): Annie Barrows; Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)

Junior Fiction

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 a new series.


Includes bonus material
- Sneak peek chapter from the next book in the Ivy ] Bean series Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sophie Blackall


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Short-listed for Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (Intermediate) 2011.

"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

Annie Barrows has written many books for adults, but Ivy and Bean is her first series for children. She lives in northern California with her husband and two daughters. Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator whose books include Ruby's Wish and Meet Wild Boars. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780811849098
  • : Chronicle Books Llc
  • : Chronicle Books Llc
  • : March 2007
  • : 183mm X 139mm X 10mm
  • : United States
  • : May 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Annie Barrows; Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : Sophie Blackall
  • : English
  • : 813.6 [Fic]
  • : 7+
  • : 120
  • : b&w