Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles

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Ruby Lavender used to have a good life. She and her grandmother, Miss Eula, were inseparable--they even drove the getaway car together for chickens rescued from the slaughterhouse! But this summer, Miss Eula will be in Hawaii, and Ruby's sure it'll be a lonely, empty, horrible season without her. What happens instead? Ruby makes a new friend, saves the school play, writes plenty of letters to her favorite (and only) grandmother . . . and finally stops blaming herself for her grandfather's death.

About Deborah Wiles

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DEBORAH WILES is a first-time novelist. She has worked as a journalist and a radio commentator, and she teaches writing and oral history workshops for children. She lives in Maryland.
Published March 1, 2005 by Sandpiper. 228 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Charming nine-year-old Ruby invites readers to view life with her grandmother in small-town Halleluia, Mississippi, with a winsome third-person narrative that incorporates letters, newspaper articles and an abundance of comical details.

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It's not every day that the intricacies of funerals and funeral homes are center stage in a book for young people.

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Ruby just knows that she'll be lonely, sad and bored when Miss Eula heads for Hawaii to spend the summer with her new grandbaby.

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