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Ivy Takes Care

By Rosemary Wells
Illustrated by Jim LaMarche

“Animal-loving youngsters who dream of becoming vets will be in heaven here.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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.

  • Now in paperback, a perfect book for all horse-crazy wanna-be-a-vet-when-I-grow-up girls.
  • A classic gentle adventure story by reknowned storyteller Rosemary Wells.
  • Reviewers have called Jim LaMarche's pastels "luminous," "dazzling," and "exquisitely rendered."

About the author

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.

About the illustrator

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.

ISBN: 9780763676605
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2015
Dimensions: 139 x 198mm, 208pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $12.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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