Ruthie's Gift

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Random House Children's Books, Oct 12, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 150 pages
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Set in a small Indiana farming community at the start of World War I, this is the heartwarming story of an eight-year-old tomboy who develops a stronger sense of self and selfishness during a particularly dramatic year in her life. "Brisk pacing, affectionate humor, and an unforgettable heroine distinguish this first novel."--"Publishers Weekly."

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User Review  - Miss Amanda - Goodreads

gr 3-5 147 pgs pre WWI, Indiana. 8 year old Ruthie's mother is always telling Ruthie that she needs to act more like a lady, but with six brothers it's hard not to be a tomboy. When twin sisters move ... Read full review

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User Review  - JennLynn - Goodreads

Realistic book about a girl growing up in pre-WW1 rural Indiana. Ruthie hates being the only girl in the middle of six brothers, but when twin girls just her age move in nearby, life improves. Read full review


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Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is the author of Energy Makes Things Happen and Pop!, an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She has a degree in chemistry from Smith College and lives with her husband and two children in Bristol, Tennessee.

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