RECKLESS RUBY by Hiawyn Oram

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Ruby does any thing she can--including crossing canyons on tightropes and dangling from skyscrapers by her shoelaces--to defy her mother's expectations and forge her own identity.
 

About Hiawyn Oram

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Hiawyn Oram has been writing children's books for more than 20 years, with more than 60 books published to date, including picture books, poetry, plays, young fiction, story collections, and the book and lyrics for two musicals. Her children's television work includes scripts, conception, and development of several series. She has been the recepient of many prizes and awards for her work, including being shortlisted for the UK Smarties Prize for her book, "The Second Princess". She is also the author of "Angry Arthur", "Just Like Us", "A Boy Wants a Dinosaur", "Just Dog", and the film "Big Cat, Little Cat". In the new Narnia picture books, her wit, imagination, and understanding of childhood provide stories that combine gentle wisdom with stirring action in the spirit of the creator of the Narnia world, C. S. Lewis. .Tony Ross is a prolific illustrator of books for children, including Martyn Beardsley's Sir Gadabout stories as well as his own. Tony has become one of the best known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been sold all over the world.
 
Published May 13, 1993 by Picture Lions. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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her mother calls her ""precious"" and hopes ""she'll grow up and marry a prince who'll wrap her in cotton and only bring her out for glittering banquets."" On the advice of friend Harvey, Ruby spends the book in progressively more reckless acts calculated to win her a new image;

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her mother calls her ``precious'' and hopes ``she'll grow up and marry a prince who'll wrap her in cotton and only bring her out for glittering banquets.'' On the advice of friend Harvey, Ruby spends the book in progressively more reckless acts calculated to win her a new image;

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Swaddled in red, Ruby is so beautiful that her family expects her to ``grow up and marry a prince who'll wrap her in cotton and only bring her out for glittering banquets.'' Dismayed by these ``dreadful predictions,'' the girl decides to reshape her future by becoming ``very, very reckless''--a c...

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