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Love, Ruby Lavender /

by Wiles, Deborah.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Diego : Harcourt, 2001Description: vii, 188 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0152023143 :; 9780152023140.Title notes: $16.00 10-2008 (db)Subject(s): Grandparents -- Fiction | Self-reliance -- Fiction | Death -- Fiction | Chickens -- Fiction | Mississippi -- Fiction | Chapter booksOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Summary: When her quirky grandmother goes to Hawaii for the summer, nine-year-old Ruby learns to survive on her own in Mississippi by writing letters, befriending chickens as well as the new girl in town, and finally coping with her grandfather's death.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Ruby Lavender and Miss Eula are a pretty good team, for a couple of chicken thieves. What other granddaughter-grandmother duo could successfully drive the getaway car for chickens rescued from a journey to the slaughterhouse, paint a whole house shocking pink, and operate their own personal secret-letter post office?<br> So, when Miss Eula leaves for Hawaii to visit her new grandbaby, Ruby is sure that she will have a lonely, empty, horrible summer in boring old Halleluia, Mississippi. What happens instead? She makes a new friend, saves the school play, writes plenty of letters to her favorite (and only) grandmother . . . and finally learns to stop blaming herself for her grandfather's death. Not too bad, for a nine-year-old.<br>

$16.00 10-2008 (db)

"Gulliver books."

When her quirky grandmother goes to Hawaii for the summer, nine-year-old Ruby learns to survive on her own in Mississippi by writing letters, befriending chickens as well as the new girl in town, and finally coping with her grandfather's death.

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Horn Book Review

Ruby hasn't come to terms with her grandfather's death in a car accident last year, and now her beloved grandmother is leaving for the summer. But a new friend--not to mention Ruby's pet chickens--helps her finally accept her grandfather's loss. The combination of third-person narrative, letters, and newspaper columns adds depth to Wiles's endearing characters and dimension to this touching story of grief and forgiveness. From HORN BOOK Fall 2001, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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