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The Ruby Stories

Penny Matthews Lucia Masciullo



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03 September 2018
Children's & Educational; Adventure stories (Children's&YA); Family & home stories (Children's&YA); Historical fiction (Children's&YA); Social issues (Children's&YA)
It's 1930... and Ruby Quinlan lives in a big house in Adelaide with her parents and her fox terrier, Baxter. As she prepares for her twelfth birthday party, Ruby has never been happier, but the world outside is experiencing harder times. Ruby knows that lots of people are losing their jobs, but her own family life seems comfortable and secure... until things start falling apart.

Happy-go-lucky, compassionate and loving, Ruby is an unforgettable Australian Girl.
By:   Penny Matthews
Illustrated by:   Lucia Masciullo
Imprint:   Viking
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 45mm
Weight:   580g
ISBN:   9780143788683
ISBN 10:   014378868X
Pages:   496
Publication Date:   03 September 2018
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 11 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Penny Matthews (Author) Penny Matthews is a freelance writer and editor based in Adelaide. She has written YA and junior novels, chapter books for beginning readers, and picture books for all age groups. Her picture books include Pudding and Chips (a CBCA Notable Book in 2005), Little Red Bear (shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards in 2004) and A Year On Our Farm, which was the CBCA's 2003 Book of the Year (Early Childhood) and a CBCA Honour Book in the Picture Book of the Year category. In 2010 Something About Water was joint winner of the Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature. A Girl Like Me, her first young adult novel, was also a 2010 CBCA Notable Book and won the Sisters in Crime's 2011 Davitt Award for Young Adult Fiction. Lucia Masciullo (Illustrator) Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany, among smells of saltiness and rosemary. She always loved painting and after graduating in Biology she decided to pursue her dream career as an artist. In 2006 she moved to Brisbane and since then has been happily working as a fine art painter and freelance illustrator. She has recently illustrated Sonya Hartnett's The Boy and Toy.

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