Love, Ruby Lavender

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 188 pages
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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?
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.
 

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User Review  - suarnawa1 - LibraryThing

The way the story unfolded kept me reading. The close relationship with her grandma Eula was very special. I enjoyed how they used the letter writing as a way to connect the character into the story ... Read full review

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User Review  - jaelynculliford - LibraryThing

The story is about MIss Ruby Lavender, a fun and wild 9 year old. The book is mostly told in letters to Ruby's grandmother, who sadly had to leave Ruby for the summer. Ruby learns how to relies on ... Read full review

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DEBORAH WILES is the award-winning author of nbsp;Each Little Bird That Sings, nbsp;a National Book Award finalist;nbsp; Love, Ruby Lavender, nbsp;an ALA Notable Children's Book, a Children's Book Sense 76 Pick, an NCTE Notable Book for the Language Arts, and a New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing; Freedom Summer, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book; The Aurora County All-Stars, a New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing; and One Wide Sky. She lives in Georgia. www.deborahwiles.com