London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb.... As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends – and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is.
"MUCH better than I ever expected! Give it a try!"
Annie Barrows introduces Ivy and Bean, two unique girls who certainly didn't plan on becoming friends. Bean, a mischievous yet lovable tomboy, never thought she'd enjoy playing with Ivy, the quiet new neighbor who looks rather boring. Ivy, however, happens to be a witch in training! When Bean gets into a real pickle, Ivy unexpectedly comes to her aid, sparking a rambunctious backyard caper that just might lead to a fabulous new friendship.
In the summer of 1938, Layla Beck's father, a United States senator, cuts off her allowance and demands that she find employment on the Federal Writers' Project, a New Deal jobs program. Within days Layla finds herself far from her accustomed social whirl, assigned to cover the history of the remote mill town of Macedonia, West Virginia, and destined, in her opinion, to go completely mad with boredom.
"Not the Potato Peel Pie Society..."
In their fourth outing, bookish Ivy and rambunctious Bean must outwit the most awful babysitter ever - Bean's older sister Nancy. Ivy uses all of her smarts to rescue her best pal, and soon the two are hatching a plan to prove to the world that Nancy is at least a million times worse than any other babysitter.
"Whoa! Setting a horrible example!"
Annie Barrows' infectiously fun Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record will have kids racing outside to shovel some dirt. Everyone in the second grade wants to set a world record. While other kids attempt to break records involving cartwheels and M&Ms, Ivy has a much neater idea. She and Bean will be the youngest people to ever unearth dinosaur fossils! And, after digging just two feet into Bean's back yard, they've already found their first bone.
Annie Barrows' Ivy & Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go will have kids jumping in their seats one instant and rolling on the floor laughing the next. While Bean is the loudest girl in her class, Ivy is the quietest, best-behaved second grader. So when Ivy scares the whole class silly by saying there's a ghost in the girls' bathroom, everyone is surprised!
Watch out, you diabolical masterminds! There's a new detective on Pancake Court: Bean! She laughs at danger! She solves even the most mysterious mysteries! What? There aren't any mysteries? Then Bean and her assistant, Ivy, will make some!
Bean's older sister, Nancy, is going to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp, where she will do Crafts and Music and First Aid and other secret things that Bean will never know about because girls have to be 11 to go to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp. Bean doesn't care. She doesn't want to go to camp. She wouldn't go even if they begged her. So ha. So ha ha. So - wait a second! Bean and Ivy can make their own camp, their own better camp: Camp Flaming Arrow, where counselors Ivy and Bean will give a whole new meaning to Crafts, Music, First Aid, and hands-on learning!
"Ivy and beann"
Annie Barrows’ Ivy and Bean books star a pair of mismatched best friends who are nevertheless inseparable. The science fair is here, and everyone in Ivy and Bean’s second-grade class couldn’t be more excited. This year’s theme is global warming, and all of the kids are working on their own projects and experiments. But what are Ivy and Bean up to? They could try something involving explosions, ice cubes, ropes, or possibly—and probably—something completely different!
"Not Just for Girls!"
Annie Barrows has won critical acclaim and become fabulously popular among young readers for her enchanting Ivy and Bean books. In Doomed to Dance, Ivy and Bean pester their parents into letting them take ballet lessons - but ballet isn't quite what the girls thought it would be! And now they have to get through the entire ballet course, just like they promised. Will they have to take part in the dreaded recital, or can the girls find a way to weasel out of it?
Molly and Miri Gill are twins. They look the same, act the same and sometimes even think the same. But they weren't always twins - Molly used to live in 1935, until Miri traveled back in time to save her from the clutches of Molly's evil adoptive family. Only they know about the magic, and its power to set things right. So when home repairs unleash more unexpected magic from their very special, very magical old house, the girls set off on another time-traveling adventure to the Civil War.
"Great but very serious"
Annie Barrows' delightful Ivy and Bean series is packed with mischief, fun and heart. Young listeners love the two girls' sense of independence and adventure. After taking on ghosts and bad babysitters, what else is there for this dynamic duo to overcome? Well, this time out, they are going to try to be as good as possible - so good that even woodland creatures will just walk right up to them and be their friends. And when that doesn't work, these best buds discover that being bad once in a while isn't so bad at all.
Miri is the non-twin child in a family with two sets of them...The family has just moved to an old farmhouse in a new town, where the only good thing seems to be Miri's ten-sided attic bedroom. But when Miri gets sent to her room after accidentally bashing her big brother on the head with a shovel, she finds herself in the same room...only not quite. Without meaning to, she has found a way to travel back in time to 1935 where she discovers Molly, a girl her own age very much in need of a loving family
Annie Barrows caused quite a stir among critics and fans when she introduced pint-sized heroines bookish Ivy and always-active Bean. Here the two attempt to overcome their boredom by creating a newspaper focusing on the folks who live on Pancake Court. As reporters, they find all sorts of interesting stories, but their neighbors may not share the two girls’ enthusiasm.
Quand Layla Beck accepte de devenir rédactrice pour le compte d'une agence gouvernementale, elle s'imagine déjà en route vers le prix Pulitzer. Hélas, on la charge de rédiger l'histoire de Macedonia, une petite ville de Virginie, et de sa manufacture de chaussettes. C'est peu de dire que le projet ne l'emballe guère et que l'été s'annonce sinistre.
Janvier 1946. Tandis que Londres se relève douloureusement des drames de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Juliet, jeune écrivain, cherche un sujet pour son prochain roman. La lettre d'un inconnu, natif de Guernesey, va le lui fournir. Juliet pénètre alors un monde insoupçonné, délicieusement excentrique ; celui d'un club de lecture au nom étrange inventé pour tromper l'occupant allemand. De lettre en lettre, Juliet découvre l'histoire d'une petite communauté débordante de charme, d'humour, d'humanité. Et puis vient le jour où elle se rend à Guernesey.
From the coauthor of the international best seller The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. "I can't stand this poky little town any more. How can I bear it for three more months? Today alone has lasted years...." Disinherited by her father, the debutante Miss Layla Beck is forced to spend the hot summer of 1938 in Macedonia, West Virginia, and is tasked with recording the small town's history. She arrives with one goal: to get out as quickly as possible.
It's 1946 and author Juliet Ashton can't think of what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - by chance, he's acquired a book that once belonged to her - and, spurred on by their mutual love of reading, they begin a correspondence.
"everybody is so good"
"I can't stand this poky little town any more. How can I bear it for three more months? Today alone has lasted years..." Disinherited by her father, the debutante Miss Layla Beck is forced to spend the hot summer of 1938 in Macedonia, West Virginia, and is tasked with recording the small town's history. She arrives with one goal: to get out as quickly as possible. Macedonia's history seems simple enough - brief and uneventful.