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Ruby in the Ruins

By Shirley Hughes
Illustrated by Shirley Hughes

A classic picture book about family life, set in post-war London, from the best-loved and award-winning Shirley Hughes now available in paperback.

"The observation and draughtsmanship are Hughes in her prime, with scenes of street parties and bustling stations and perfectly rendered period costume" The Sunday Times 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, beautifully illustrated and poignant story about the impact of war on family life by the Kate-Greenaway winning creator of Dogger.
  • Bonus website for children to find out more about Ruby's world: www.rubyintheruins.co.uk
  • The perfect companion title to Shirley's acclaimed historical picture book, Daisy Saves the Day.

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: 9781406382853
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2019
Dimensions: 250 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 01/04/19 at 01:24:26
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