Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything by Lenore Look
(Ruby Lu (Hardback))

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When Ruby's cousin Flying Duck emigrates from China to live with her, Ruby decides the best thing about Flying Duck is that she is a great new friend. BUT the worst thing about Flying Duck is that now, no one speaks English at home. Plus, there's strange food on the table every night and only chopsticks to eat it with. And Flying Duck is deaf, and Ruby doesn't know any Chinese Sign Language.

As if that weren't enough, this summer proves to be even more perilous as Ruby faces the dangers of swimming lessons, the joys of summer school, the difficulty of staying with a twelve-step program, the miracle needed to keep a beautiful stray dog that wanders into her life, and much more. Is it all too much for anyone -- even the Empress of Everything -- to handle?
 

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 June 23, 2008 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 188 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The irrepressible Ruby Lu is back and feeling the effects of the recession.

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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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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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