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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 show more 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) show less
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Series

Works by Annie Barrows

Ivy + Bean (2006) 2,832 copies
Ivy + Bean: Bound to Be Bad (2008) 921 copies
The Truth According to Us (2015) 918 copies
Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance (2009) 869 copies
Ivy + Bean Take the Case (2013) 606 copies
Ivy + Bean Make the Rules (2012) 584 copies
The Magic Half (2008) 549 copies
The Book of Divination (1999) 93 copies
The Best of Iggy (2020) 84 copies
Nothing (2017) 71 copies
Magic in the Mix (2014) 64 copies
Ivy + Bean Get to Work! (2021) 42 copies
At the Opera (2003) 33 copies
Like (2022) 25 copies
Iggy Is Better Than Ever (2020) 18 copies
Ivy + Bean 10 Books Box Set (2016) 17 copies
Iggy The Legend (2022) 11 copies
The Palmistry Box (1999) 8 copies
Ivy & Bean Paper Dolls (2011) 6 copies
Deine Juliet (2018) 1 copy
Ivy + Bean Mini Notes (2011) 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1962
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
San Diego, California, USA
Places of residence
California, USA
Education
University of California, Berkeley (medieval history)
Mills College
Occupations
book editor
Relationships
Shaffer, Mary Ann (aunt)
Organizations
Chronicle Books
Short biography
Annie Barrows grew up in San Anselmo, in Northern California. She is married and has two daughters.

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Absolutely loved this book! I really enjoyed the format of letters sent among the characters to tell the story.
 
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FictionBookworm | 1,240 other reviews | Jan 28, 2024 |
A book of letters tell the story. It was funny, sad and historical. A delightful read.
 
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bentstoker | 1,240 other reviews | Jan 26, 2024 |
I loved this story! Once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. The setting is 1946 Guernsey and the book is written as a series of letters between Juliet, a writer, and an assortment of characters. Through the letters we learn about Juliet, the correspondents, and the horrors of life on Guernsey while is was under Nazi Occupation. But it's not completely grim; the characters are charming and eccentric and there's a love story too. Highly recommend it.
 
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ellink | 1,240 other reviews | Jan 22, 2024 |

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Works
50
Also by
2
Members
33,278
Popularity
#579
Rating
4.1
Reviews
1,585
ISBNs
527
Languages
20
Favorited
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