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Iggie's House [Kindle Edition]

Judy Blume
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Winnie Barringer’s best friend, Iggie, has moved away. How is Winnie going to make it through summer vacation?

Then the Garber family moves into Iggie’s House, and Winnie is thrilled. The problem is, not everyone is as welcoming as Winnie.

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From Publishers Weekly

Judy Blume's body of work returns to her original editor, Richard Jackson, with the rerelease of four classics in hardcover. An African-American family moves to all-white Grove Street in Iggie's House, to be released in April. The author's breakthrough title, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, about 11-year old Margaret Simon's struggles with puberty and religion, is now available in hardcover as well as in a Spanish-language edition, Estas ahi Dios? Soy yo, Margaret. Two additional titles came out last season: Blubber takes on preteen teasing; and It's Not the End of the World explores the effects of divorce.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.


"The purpose is worthy, and the most perceptive aspect of the book is the interpretation of the reaction of the black family."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2066 KB
  • Print Length: 161 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481414100
  • Publisher: Yearling; Reissue edition (March 21, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007I5QN9W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,988 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Different colors go great together! January 28, 2004
A Kid's Review
This is a story about a girl named Winnie that soon finds out you cannot judge a book by its cover. Her bestfriend moved to Japan and the new people that moved in were black. Being the first black family in the neighborhood, it made many people very upset. Mrs. Landan was a neighbor that was so upset she wanted to get a petition signed to make them move away. After a short time the new kids,Glenn, Herbie, and Tina, became friends with Winnie. When this happened, Winnie decided to help get them to stay and for people to be nice to them. At the end of the story the new family ended up staying and the mean Mrs. Landan moved away. It was perfect.
I loved the story because it was easy to read and interesting. I can't imagine not liking someone because they were a different color then me. I liked Winnie because she figured this out before anyone. I am glad it is not like that where I live. I recommend it to kids 9 and up only and I think adults should read it too if they are like Mrs. Landan.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile January 23, 2003
By A Customer
"Iggie's House" is about an 11-year-old girl, Winnie Barringer, who befriends her new neighbors (the Garbers, who have two sons--Glenn and Herbie--and a daughter--Tina) when her best friend (Iggie) moves out of the house they move into. While Winnie doesn't have a problem with the Garbers being black, several of her neighbors do since the area had always been occupied by white residents. So out of loyalty to her new friends, Winnie sets out to crusade against the racism in her neighborhood.
Although "Iggie's House" isn't my favorite Judy Blume book (though I doubt I'll ever give her less than 5 stars on any book), she's great at tackling social problems, such as racism in this book, showing how children typically see things in just black and white, so to speak. Though prejudices aren't as easily overcome as shown here, "Iggie's House" is still a great learning tool for preteens.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a book of reality November 9, 2006
A Kid's Review
This book is short and you can read it in a couple of days or if you love to read it may only take you a couple of hours. The book is about a girl named Winnie whose best friend moves away and her best friends house is sold to a black family named the Gerbers. Know one in the neighborhood likes them. Every one in their neighborhood is white.

This book teaches a valuable lesson that color of skin does not matter. You can hang out with who ever you want no matter what your nationality . Some people think skin color matters and that black people and white people shouldn't hang out together. This book teaches you that it's okay to.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A COOL BOOK April 15, 2001
A Kid's Review
Iggie's House is one of my most favorite Judy Blume books.This book is about a girl named Winnie that becomes friends with the Garber children , Tina, Glenn,and Herbie, who live in Winnie's old friends house named Iggie. There's only one problem. Mrs. Landon (a.k.a. Mrs. Germs) doesn't want the Garbers to live in the neighborhood because they are black. Some parts that I really disliked was when Mrs. Germs put a mean sign in the Garbers front yard. Another part I really disliked was when Winnie slaps Herbie in the face. See if their problems are solved. I hope you will enjoy this book!!!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What I Think... May 1, 2002
A Kid's Review
Iggie's House is about a girl named Winnie Barringer and
her best friend Iggie who has moved away. When Winnie finds out that the new family next door is black, Winnie gets really exicted, but not everybody is happy. Mrs.Landon (or Germs Inc.) is putting out a petition to send the Garbers away just because they're black. So when the going gets tough, Winnie tries to do something about it.
What I think about this book is that it can teach you about how hard minorities have it sometimes. It's a wonderful book and teaches you not to judge a person by how they look. I recommend that if you want to read this book you should not be predjudiced and if you are it would teach you a lesson. I loved it and it's a great book to read again and again.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars U! ¨à¨Þ¨å ¨à¨"¨*¨ß ¨Î¨Û¨Û¨-! June 9, 2002
I read a book called Iggie's House. This book is about a girl named Winnie. She gets new friends who are the first black people in her street, who buy her best friend Iggie's house. Winnie's new friends are Herbie, Glenn and Tina.
I liked the part where Winnie was hiding at the Garber's (Glenn,Tina,Herbie¡s house) to look who were moving to Iggie's house. It was kind of dirty but it was funny too. Because Winnie's legs sink into mud. I wouldn't like to see my legs in the mud. but, Winnie didn't care when her legs sank. Well, it could be a little fun.
I didn't like Herbie at the part when he makes a fight with Winnie. I just hated him!! Herbie say that when he's family moves back to Driot(Where his family came from),Winnie will talk to people about how she made friends with the black people. Then Winnie smacks Herbie across the face. Well, I think he deserve it.. Winnie really did a lot of things for the Garber's family to keep them live at their new house!! But Herbie didn't know. I almost cried at the part Winnie slaps Herbie and then really cried at the part where Winnie comes home screaming and crying when she sees Mrs.Germs putting the signs that says ¡GO BACK WHERE YOU BELONG.WE DON'T WANT YOUR KIND AROUND HERE!!!!! I hated Mrs.Germs from the beginning of the book to end. I have never seen a bad person like Mrs.Germs.
I was sorry for Winnie at the part where she met Mrs.Germs at the pool, Where she had a fight with Herbie(that creep!!), where she she was scolded by Mrs.Germs and not Tina and other parts too. Winnie always gets in trouble when she tries to do good thing for the Garber's family. I like Winnie the best in this book because she is so kind to everybody, she is funny, and stuff. I wish everything would work out good with the Garbers and Winnie at the school. I wish there was more books about the Grbers and Winnie. I have never read a story like this. This book is so fun!! I loved it!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Published 3 days ago by R. Foyder
3.0 out of 5 stars Iggy's House
The story was well-written. It does describe some of the problems that blacks go through. A couple of the characters were very touchy. I didn't like Mrs. Land on. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
this book was simple story about a young girl named Winnie, who learns about the reality of her world through a week of friendship. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Esther
3.0 out of 5 stars We must accept the reality and move on happily. Judy Blume has told a...
There are certain things we can change and certain things we cannot change. We must accept the reality and move on happily. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ramji Rao
1.0 out of 5 stars boring
the worst judy blume book. it didnt draw you in the book and i didnt even finish it. do not buy. it was also racist and immature
. the characters were boring and not likeable. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Emily
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
This book was so good! It was hard to stop reading it and I can't believe I finished it in like 30 minutes!:)
Published 10 months ago by Laura Whitfield
4.0 out of 5 stars People, not a cause
I really enjoyed this as a kid. Writing about race issues this candidly was much more controversial back when this was a new book, and I think some of the language in it might be... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Swank Ivy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book tells you you should NOT hate someone without getting to know them first especially if you hate them just because of their skin color in this story Winnie stands up to... Read more
Published 10 months ago by joy rumph
5.0 out of 5 stars Highest of recommendations for kids and adults!
Simple, but thought provoking! Doesn't offer answers, but makes you really start to think about issues and where you land on them! Read more
Published 11 months ago by T. Harris
4.0 out of 5 stars Iggie's House
This book was great! I loved how Winnie's feelings went up and down. However I do wish this book was a little longer. I still do love Judy Blume's books!
Published 12 months ago by Dante
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More About the Author

Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, NJ, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places, doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Superfudge; Blubber; Just As Long As We're Together; and Forever. She has also written the best-selling novels Wifey; Smart Women; and, Summer Sisters. More than 75 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into twenty-six languages.
She receives thousands of letters each month from readers of all ages who share their feelings and
concerns with her.
Judy received a B.S. in education from New York University in 1961, which named her a Distinguished Alumna in 1996, the same year that American Library Association honored her with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. She has won more than ninety awards, none more important than those coming directly from her youngest readers.
She serves on the boards of the Author's Guild, currently as Vice President; the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, where she sponsors an award for contemporary fiction; and the National Coalition Against Censorship, working to protect intellectual freedom. In Spring 2002, Judy was a spokesperson for the Cheerios "A Book for Every Child" literacy campaign which benefited Reading is Fundamental, America's largest literacy organization. She is also the founder and trustee of The Kids Fund, a charitable and educational foundation.
Judy's first book in the Fudge series, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, was published in 1972. She is thrilled to be celebrating its 30th Anniversary with the publication of Double Fudge. Just as generations of fans have loved the Fudge books, generations of Judy's family have inspired them. Thirty years ago, Fudge was inspired by her son, Larry, and now Double Fudge was written at the request of her grandson, Elliot.
Judy lives on islands up and down the East Coast with her husband George Cooper. They have three grown children and one grandchild.

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