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