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Ida B. By: Katherine Hannigan

A girl named Ida B usually hangs out in her valley where she has conversations with trees and the river. She listens to them and they speak to her. Ida B is also homeschooled. She has been homeschooled all the way from kindergarden. Her life is perfect until her Mama gets cancer. They have to spend lots of money on her hospital bills and can't afford to pay for their land so they have to sell the part where some of her tree friends are and the new owners cut them down. Also, Dad has to work more often to get even more money and Mama is always at the hospital, so Ida B's parents say she has to go back to real school and she is devastated and decides to never be nice to anyone, but in the end she gives that up and is nice to everyone and develops a unique friendship with her teacher.