Oh, woe is Ruby Lavender! Ruby Lavender and Miss Eula are a pretty good team, for a couple of chicken thieves. What other granddaughter-grandmother duo would drive the getaway car for chickens rescued from the slaughterhouse, or paint a whole house shell-shock pink? But now Miss Eula has up and left for Hawaii to visit her new (smelly) grandbaby. Poor Ruby. Stuck in boring old Halleluia, Mississippi, with nothing to do except read to her chickens, sweep floors (torture), and be tormented by the curly-haired, tip-tapping Melba Jane. But nine-year-old Ruby is in for some Big surprises!
The winner of numerous awards and included on 17 state reading lists, "Love, Ruby Lavender" is now reissued in paperback with the original cover art by Marla Frazee.
A new paperback edition of the charming and hilarious coming-of-age story about two chicken thieves--best friends--and how each learns to survive loss