Ivy Takes Care

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Ivy Takes Care
Written by Rosemary Wells
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763676608
ISBN-13: 9780763676605
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Ivy Takes Care

author: Rosemary Wells
illustrator: Jim LaMarche

Brokenhearted after her best friend leaves for the summer, Ivy rallies and finds herself something new and exciting to do: she hires herself out to look after people’s farm animals and pets while they’re away. But she must also tend to her own private hurts and hopes, and manage the hapless tagalong Billy Joe, who has a knack for trouble like nobody else. Celebrated writer Rosemary Wells delivers a compassionately observed novel set in mid-century Nevada about a heroine with an exceptional gift, a heart of gold, and a budding dream for her future.

“Animal-loving youngsters who dream of becoming vets will be in heaven here.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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Fiction - Illustrated Middle-grade / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
208 / 5 1/2" x 7 13/16"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Animals; Historical; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Rosemary Wells has written and/or illustrated more than 120 books for children, including Following Grandfather, illustrated by Christopher Denise, and On the Blue Comet, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. Rosemary Wells lives in upstate New York.
illustrator’s comments:
Jim LaMarche is the illustrator of more than twenty books for children, including Dennis Haseley's A Story for Bear; The Carousel by Liz Rosenberg; The Rainbabies by Laura Krauss Melmed; and Albert by Donna Jo Napoli. He is the author-illustrator of The Raft. Jim LaMarche grew up in Wisconsin and now lives in California.
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