Ivy & Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go (series #2)
What You Need to Know:|
• The traditional story of two unlikely friends is told here in a more contemporary way.
• The cover and illustrations continue to be funky, whimsical and very current.
• Once again, Ivy and Bean find trouble and must work together to solve a problem.
• There are references to school that most kids will relate to such as regrouping and a science unit on dinosaurs.
Sweet Series Background:|
Ivy & Bean is the story of two very different friends who also happen to be very imaginative, quirky and entertaining characters. Whether in their neighborhood or at school, they find adventure and fun together, although they sometimes “forget” to listen or follow the rules and end up trying to find their way out of a mess. It is a great selection for those who have recently become comfortable reading on their own. The characters are funny, the storyline is easy to follow and the focus is on events and actions more than thoughts and feelings.
Ivy and Bean’s friendship was sealed when they threw worms at Bean's sister Nancy in Book One, and it is still going strong in the second installment in this series. When Ivy tries to avoid telling the rest of the gymnastics club that she can't do a cartwheel, she begins a story of a ghost in the girl's bathroom. Ivy and Bean had taken a blood oath at midnight (well really a spit oath at noon) to tell each other all their secrets so the ghost story must be shared.
Once the ghost story is out, it spreads through the school and there is lots of talk of ghosts, portals to the underworld and cold mists. When the teachers find out what has been going on, things don’t look good for Ivy, but she’s not quite ready to give up. She comes up with a plan that leads to more trouble and another prank on big sister, Nancy.
2007, 136 pages
Family Life, Friendship, Individuality, Magic, School,