Ruby Lu, Brave and True by Lenore Look
(Ruby Lu (Hardback))

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Most days the best thing about being Ruby is everything. Like when she's the star of her own backyard magic show. Or when she gives a talk at the school safety assembly on the benefits of reflective tape. Or when she rides the No. 3 bus all the way to Chinatown to visit GungGung and PohPoh.
And then there are the days when it's very hard to be Ruby. Like when her mom suggests Chinese school on Saturdays. Or when her little brother, Oscar, spills all of Ruby's best magician secrets. Or when her parents don't think she's old enough to drive!
Come along with Ruby Lu in her chapter-book debut -- which even includes a flip book of a magic trick -- and share the good and the not-so-good days with an (almost) eight-year-old Asian-American kid.

About Lenore Look

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LENORE LOOK is the author of the popular Alvin Ho series; in a starred reviewKirkus Reviews called Alvin "refreshingly original [and] endearing." Lenore is also the author of several acclaimed picture books, including Henry's First-Moon Birthday and Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding, both of which received three starred reviews and were named ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Books. Her latest picture book is Polka Dot Penguin Pottery. LEUYEN PHAM is the illustrator of Jennifer LaRue Huget's The Best Birthday Party Ever; Lenore Look's acclaimed Alvin Ho series; Kelly Dipucchio's Grace for President, a New York Times bestselling book; and Julianne Moore's Freckleface Strawberry series. She is the author and illustrator of Big Sister, Little Sister.
Published May 8, 2010 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 122 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The best thing about Flying Duck and her family emigrating from China to live with Ruby Lu’s family is that everything is new and exciting, but her mother warns her that even the most exciting things can grow old.

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Hooray for Ruby Lu: she can ably join Hurwitz’s Russell and Elisa, McGovern’s Julian, and Cleary’s Ramona on the shelves of excellent series fiction for new chapter-book readers.

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Readers meet Ruby's mother (who takes Chinese fan-dancing lessons), her father (a champion knitter and Scrabble fanatic), her grandparents (who mostly speak Chinese) and her baby brother, Oscar (whom she adores even though he steals her thunder while she's performing a backyard magic show).

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Ruby’s cousin Flying Duck has just arrived from China with her parents and not only is Ruby’s family speaking Chinese in the home for the benefit of the new immigrants, but Flying Duck is deaf and Ruby is learning Chinese Sign Language.

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