Love, Ruby Lavender

Love, Ruby Lavender

by Deborah Wiles

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152054786
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 207,143
Product dimensions: 7.42(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.58(d)
Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

DEBORAH WILES is the award-winning author of Each Little Bird That Sings, a National Book Award finalist; Love, Ruby Lavender, 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.

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Love, Ruby Lavender 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an award winning book. Its very good! Yall should read "each little bird that sings" its very sweet. I love it. Its sad though.. where i am in the book... i cried. I still am! Its so sweet and loving. It teaches you about what a true friend is, love, sacrifice, ect. So wonderful. I cant stop reading it! I luv this writer! *cries* its so wonderful! U NEED TO READ EACH LITTLE BIRD THAT SINGS BY THIS WRITER!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U will totally luv this book+ it is a battle of the books book 2013/2014! No matter if u r 7 or 100 u WILL luv it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has been one of my favorite books since I was little. A very sweet book for any age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book that instantly grabs your attention. It is funny how ruby is so opinionated. It is really cute how devoted she is to her chickens. I xan see why. They ar great.everyone shpuld read this book now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books!!! Ruby is funny!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so good. This book was not like any other book that I have read. Buy it now!!!!!!!! Its worth it. It also a good book for when you read to your child for a bedtime story.
Mya Jackson More than 1 year ago
You know I have never read a book that really catched my attention like this one does
Olivia Peterson More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 2nd grade and loved it! Now as an 8th grader i found it again and fell in love..... again:) I would recomend this book to anyone! Great book to curl up with on a rainy day... istantly warms your heart!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book I¿m reviewing is Love, Ruby Lavender written by Deborah Wiles. I think this book deserves three stars. It is just an okay book because the author does not describe the characters very well. She also does not use a lot of adjectives. This book is about a young girl named Ruby and her grandma Miss Eula. When Miss Eula goes to visit her new granddaughter in Hawaii, Ruby meets her teacher¿s niece and become best friends. Ruby and Miss. Eula¿s relationship is maintained by mail. They can¿t wait until they see each other again. A problem that occurs in this story is that Miss Eula goes to Hawaii to meet her new baby cousin and leaves Ruby behind. Ruby and Miss. Eula write letters to each other. Ruby is jealous of her new cousin . I¿d recommend this book to children in grades 2-5. This author doesn¿t have any other books published yet.
Whisper1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Because I loved Each Little Bird That Sings, I wanted to read the this first work by the author. While Each Little Bird That Sings resonated with me more than this tale, still, Love, Ruby Lavender is delightful and poignant and worth the time spent in reading.Ruby lost her beloved grandfather. Now, a year later, her very special grandmother needs time away from Halleluia, Mississippi. Leaving Ruby heartbroken, through a series of letters the two remain connected.When Ruby lost a grandfather, her classmate and enemy Melba Jane lost her father in the same car accident. While grief tugs at both, they tear at each other verbally and physically. Wishing her grandmother was there to guide her, Ruby finds a way to reach out through the pain and work toward healing.Ruby Lavender melts your heart with her endearing, quirky personality.Recommended.
GG18 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book because it is about this girl mamed ruby laveder and her and her gramdmaw Mrs.Eula amd they are best freinds and one day Mrs.Eula went to Hawaii to see her new grandbaby and when she left Ruby felt that she could not do anything without her and she was really upset and she felt like the new baby was replaceing her and Ruby and this girl Melba Jane were got into fights all the time and when Rubys chicken was going to have chicks and Melba Jane killed them and Ruby was really hurt and she did not know that Melba Jane would do somthing that mean and Mrs.Eula and Ruby always write to each other about evrey thing that happens and Rubys grandmother has been gone for a mounth now and read the book and you will find out what happens when Rubys grandmaw is gone and if Mrs.Eula will ever come back also there are some big seenes about Ruby and Melba Jane to.
Tylerballer5 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a good book it was also very funny. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes historical fiction. My favorite parrt was when they went to this old ladys house and took some of her chickens and they got off safe and they got back home. And a little while later they started to lay eggs..... To find out what happens next read Love,Ruby Lavender.
cinnamonowl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Powerful children's book touching on many subjects, including loss.
pnadya on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fun story,innocent. Good for solid 4th + readers.
bibliophile26 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This author was at the school media conference I attended. Ruby is a girl who raises chickens with her best friend, her grandmother, who goes to Hawaii to visit her new grandchild. To Ruby, her grandmother leaving is the end of the world. A cute book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm in battle of the books and this is one of our books. I haven't read it yet but my friend Ashley said it is really good.
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I am a nine year old and this is a terrific book and it is one of the books in battle of the books
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Gionna Combs More than 1 year ago
I love this book i read it on my kindle and now on a nook by the way my name is Gionna
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