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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, as well as its sequels, Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything and Ruby Lu, Star of the Show. Her picture books include Love as Strong as Ginger, illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Stephen T. Johnson; Henry’s First-Moon Birthday; and Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding, both illustrated by Yumi Heo. She lives in Hong Kong.

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
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ O These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System

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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 Award Nominee
  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle List Intermediate Title
  • Beehive Award Master List (UT)
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List
  • Delaware Diamonds Award Program Master List
  • Capital Choices Noteworthy Books for Children's and Teens (DC)
  • NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts
  • Great Lakes Great Books Master List (MI)
  • Flicker Tale Award Nominee (ND)
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award List
  • Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee (OR)
  • Prarie Bud Award Nominee (SD)

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