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Ruby in the Ruins

By Shirley Hughes
Illustrated by Shirley Hughes

A classic picture book about family love, set in post-war London, from the much-loved and award-winning Shirley Hughes.

Ruby and Mum have lived through the terrifying London Blitz and are waiting for Dad to come home from the war. Ruby hardly recognizes the tall man who steps off the train, but when she falls in the ruins nearby, there’s only one person who she wants to rescue her.

  • A classic picture book containing evocative scenes of the London Blitz, by the Kate Greenaway-winning author of Dogger.
  • "No one can match Shirley Hughes in the simple mastery of both words and pictures." TES
  • "One of our best-loved children's writers and illustrators." Daily Mail

About the author

Shirley Hughes has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She began to write and design her own picture books when she had a young family and has now published more than two hundred titles, including Dogger, the Alfie series, The Christmas Eve Ghost and Daisy Saves the Day. Her first novel, Hero on a Bicycle, was published in 2012, followed by Whistling in the Dark. She lives in West London.

ISBN: 9781406375893
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 1, 2018
Dimensions: 250 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 02/04/18 at 23:46:13
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