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  - Jane Dugger - Goodreads

This was a sweet story which I would have devoured when I was younger. Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Nothing but madcap hijinks here, like the things Ruthie gets up to because she's the only girl out of five brothers, and the only kid in third grade. Ruthie's Gift, by our beloved national treasure ... 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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