Ruby by Colin Thompson

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As readers join the hunt for a missing child--a member of a miniature family of people--locked in a briefcase on the back seat of an Austin Seven named Ruby, they solve clues that lead to combination that opens the briefcase and could win their own classic car.

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Published September 20, 1994 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The joy here is in Thompson's (Pictures of Home, 1993, etc.) wacky drawings, which are filled with delicious details for adults (like book titles such as ``Nihilism for Beginners,'' and The Wholefood Players' ``La Belle Dame Sans Meusli'').

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As panels at the top of each spread illustrate the around-the-world adventures, decline and restoration of one of these cars, the spreads below tell a far more fanciful tale about a family of tiny people who live in the roots of a tree.

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'Max & Ruby' entertains at a kindergarten level but still manages to treat its youthful aud with respect.

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Now she’ll finally get to learn all the family secrets … and meet the hot guy from the other time traveling family in town … It’s no secret that I love science fiction, and time travel in particular, so it will come as no surprise to anyone that I loved Ruby Red, the first in a trilogy by German...

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