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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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. Her title The Truth According to Us, also made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Annie Barrows

Ivy + Bean (2006) 2,903 exemplares
Ivy + Bean Break the Fossil Record (2007) 1,593 exemplares
Ivy + Bean: Bound to Be Bad (2008) 970 exemplares
The Truth According to Us (2015) 934 exemplares
Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance (2009) 908 exemplares
Ivy + Bean: What's the Big Idea? (2010) 838 exemplares
Ivy + Bean Take the Case (2013) 636 exemplares
Ivy + Bean Make the Rules (2012) 618 exemplares
The Magic Half (2008) — Autor — 560 exemplares
Ivy + Bean: No News Is Good News (2011) 546 exemplares
Ivy + Bean Box Set 1 (Books 1-3) (2008) 244 exemplares
Ivy + Bean: One Big Happy Family (2018) 178 exemplares
The Book of Divination (1999) 94 exemplares
The Best of Iggy (2020) 93 exemplares
Nothing (2017) 73 exemplares
Magic in the Mix (2014) 68 exemplares
Ivy + Bean Box Set 2 (Books 4-6) (2010) 53 exemplares
Ivy + Bean Get to Work! (2021) 48 exemplares
At the Opera (2003) 33 exemplares
Ivy + Bean Box Set 3 (Books 7-9) (2013) 29 exemplares
Like (2022) 28 exemplares
Iggy Is Better Than Ever (2020) 20 exemplares
Ivy + Bean 10 Books Box Set (2016) 18 exemplares
Iggy Is the Hero of Everything (2021) 14 exemplares
Iggy The Legend (2022) 13 exemplares
The Palmistry Box (1999) 8 exemplares
Ivy & Bean Paper Dolls (2011) 6 exemplares
Iggy Rules the Animal Kingdom (2023) 3 exemplares
Deine Juliet (2018) 1 exemplar
Ivy + Bean Mini Notes (2011) 1 exemplar
Ivy and Bean Button Factory (2012) 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
San Diego, California, USA
Locais de residência
California, USA
University of California, Berkeley (medieval history)
Mills College
book editor
Shaffer, Mary Ann (aunt)
Chronicle Books

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Annie Barrows grew up in San Anselmo, in Northern California. She is married and has two daughters.




3.5 stars rounded up to 4.

I really liked this book, although I'll admit that going into it I expected that I was going to *love* it. To that end, it fell short. The book is entirely too long, and with tighter editing could be shortened by at least 100 pages, resulting in a more powerful story.

After refusing to marry a man of her parents' choosing, Layla Beck is cut off from her family's money and forced to get a job through the Works Progress Administration writing the history of Macedonia, West Virginia. During her stay in WV, she boards with the Romeyn family, and we meet the other two main characters (and narrators of the novel) Jottie and Willa.

Barrows does a beautiful job of describing the setting: "I do believe you were the one who told me I would be entranced by the natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley. You may be right, but in downtown Macedonia, natural beauty has been crushed by red-brick buildings and splintery storefronts, punctuated every now and then by a limestone monstrosity with Latin on its cornice. The Depression here seems more than ever a depression, a sag." The numerous descriptions of heat and humidity reminded me of my childhood and made me want to turn on a fan!

While Layla's assignment is to write the official history of the town, she learns there are plenty of secrets --and lots of character -- about her subject. Her inquiries force the Romeyns, and the town, to confront the truth about some painful memories, all while dealing with the challenges of The Depression.

Thank you to NetGalley and Random House for a galley of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.
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jj24 | 88 outras críticas | May 27, 2024 |
Loved it! Absolutely delightful. Great characters and well told. And learned something about the Guernsey occupation during WWII along the way. I will read this one again and again.
DocHobbs | 1,248 outras críticas | May 27, 2024 |
An almost interesting time travel story about a modern-day, 11-year-old girl transported to the Great Depression where she bonds with a foster child in a hostile household. The plot works well enough, but the characters just seemed insubstantial or one-dimensional, reacting to events without much inner life.
villemezbrown | 23 outras críticas | May 26, 2024 |
Charming, informative book of letters between a London writer and the citizens of the Isle of Guernsey about German occupation of the island during WWII and its affect on the islanders. Very poignant and personable tale.
featherbooks | 1,248 outras críticas | May 7, 2024 |



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