For those who loved Because of Winn Dixie...enter Ida B.'s world. Ida B. is a glimpse into the very imaginary and very real world of Ida B. Applewood. Ida B. may one day be having very serious conversations with the apple trees in her orchards (which she has named each one) or playing with the stream as if it were her best friends. Another day, Ida B. is learning about the complexity of relationships with family as her own changes dramatically before her eyes.
She learns important life lessons from caring adults, and perhaps she doesn't save the entire world; but she really works hard at saving her own.
I listened to this book on audio with Lily Taylor narrating (perfect!).