Ruby in the Ruins

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Ruby in the Ruins
Written by Shirley Hughes
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763692379
ISBN-13: 9780763692377
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Ruby in the Ruins

author/illustrator: Shirley Hughes

Ruby and Mum cling to each other while they live through the terrifying London Blitz, waiting for Dad to come home from the war. Day after day they hope for his return ó but when the moment to meet him at the station finally comes, Ruby hardly recognizes the tall man who steps off the train. Heís big and sunburned, and he doesn't seem to be as engaged as he once was. Itís easier to play outside in the wreckage of the bombings than to stay at home with a dad she doesnít know anymore. But when Ruby hurts her knee in the ruins, thereís only one person who can rescue her and make her feel all right.

From beloved British storyteller Shirley Hughes comes a touching tale of unconditional love as a family puts itself back together in postwar London.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763692379 /  9780763692377
on sale date:
05/2018
type/format:
Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
5 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 13/16" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 4
 
subjects:
Historical; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Shirley Hughes has published more than two hundred books and won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. Her books include Daisy Saves the Day, Out and About: A First Book of Poems, the novels Hero on a Bicycle and Whistling in the Dark, and the Digby OíDay series, illustrated by her daughter, Clara Vulliamy. Shirley Hughes lives in West London.
 
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