Ruby Lu, Brave and True

Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf

About The Book

Most days the best thing about being Ruby is everything. Like when she's the star of her own backyard magic show. Or when she gives a talk at the school safety assembly on the benefits of reflective tape. Or when she rides the No. 3 bus all the way to Chinatown to visit GungGung and PohPoh.

And then there are the days when it's very hard to be Ruby. Like when her mom suggests Chinese school on Saturdays. Or when her little brother, Oscar, spills all of Ruby's best magician secrets. Or when her parents don't think she's old enough to drive!

Join Ruby Lu on her first adventure and discover your own best things about her!

About The Author

Photo courtesy of the author

Lenore Look is the author of Ruby Lu, Brave and True, an ALA Notable Book; Love As Strong As Ginger, illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Stephen T. Johnson; and Henry's First-Moon Birthday, illustrated by Yumi Heo. She lives in Randolph, New Jersey.

About The Illustrator

Anne Wilsdorf is the illustrator of Ruby Lu, Brave and True, as well as Alligator Sue by Sharon Arms Doucet. She lives in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 1, 2006)
  • Length: 112 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416913894
  • Grades: 1 - 5
  • Ages: 6 - 10

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Awards and Honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Garden State Children's Book Award Nominee (NJ)
  • Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Master List
  • Kansas State Reading Circle List Intermediate Title
  • Utah Beehive Award Master List
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Nominee
  • Delaware Diamonds Award Program Master List
  • Capitol Choices List (DC)
  • NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts
  • Great Lakes Great Books Master List (MI)
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award Master List (ND)
  • Virginia Readers’ Choice Award Master List
  • Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Master List (OR)
  • South Dakota Prairie Bud Award Master List

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