Lone Bean

Lone Bean

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A fun tween novel from debut author Chudney Ross about sassy third grader “Bean” Gibson. After reading Ramona the Pest, readers will want to choose Lone Bean!

“Bean” Gibson is so excited about the first day of third grade, not even her m-e-a-n MEAN older sisters, Rose and Gardenia, can bring her down.

But as Bean’s year gets off to a bad start, it turns out she h-a-t-e-s HATES third grade! Can Bean make new friends, conquer the violin, and get her mom to stop spending so much time at work?

Bean is a feisty new character who has the spunkiness of Judy Moody and the endearing stubbornness of Ramona Quimby. Readers will cheer her on as Bean navigates the ins and outs of being the youngest of three sisters and feeling totally misunderstood at school. With heart and humor, Chudney, a former educator, portrays the complex dynamic of school, friendship, and family in this entertaining read.

Chudney, Diana Ross’s youngest daughter, is a multitalented and media-savvy entrepreneur. She owns Books and Cookies—a children’s bookstore, kids' café, and enrichment center in Santa Monica, CA.
Lone Bean is a copublication with Amistad.

208 pages

Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship


Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7