Ruby Redfort Pick Your Poison by Lauren Child

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However dated, the ingenious puzzles and humor, especially in dialogue among Ruby and her peers, remain highlights. Still, slow pacing, frequent digressions, and unsentimental, bone-dry humor may challenge U.S. readers used to nonstop action and a straight plot throughline.
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Ruby Redfort: You can count on her if you’re between a rock and a hard place. A bite from a poisonous snake? Pass me the antivenom. Need someone to take the fall? You don’t even have to ask. Stay one step ahead of trouble? Not so easy. There are always snakes to look out for, but they aren’t half as poisonous as the rumors floating around Twinford. It’s a lot to chew over. Will Ruby pull through in one piece? When trouble’s out to get you and being smart is not enough, do you run like crazy, or is it time to brush up on your martial arts?
 

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Lauren Child burst onto the children's book scene in 1999 and has since published many best-selling and award-winning books, including the hugely popular Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean series. She has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. Her books have been made into an award-winning TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success. Lauren Child lives in London.
 
Published April 11, 2017 by Candlewick. 528 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.
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on Feb 04 2017

However dated, the ingenious puzzles and humor, especially in dialogue among Ruby and her peers, remain highlights. Still, slow pacing, frequent digressions, and unsentimental, bone-dry humor may challenge U.S. readers used to nonstop action and a straight plot throughline.

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