Set in a small Indiana farming community at the start of World War I, this is the heartwarming and gently humorous story of Ruthie, an 8-year-old tomboy who develops a stronger sense of self and selflessness during a particularly dramatic year in her life: the year her sixth brother is born, the year she makes her first friends (twin girls), the year she almost dies of pneumonia, the year the war takes one of her brothers from her.
Rich in setting and brimming with lovable characters, Ruthie's Gift is a thoroughly satisfying story of family and identity.
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Published February 9, 1998
by Delacorte Books for Young Readers.
Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.