Ruby In The Ruins

Ruby’s dad is a soldier during the London blitz.  Ruby and her mum cling to each other while they wait for dad to come home.  When he finally returns, Ruby doesn’t recognize him. She would rather play outside in the wreckage of the bombings.  But when Ruby hurts her knee, dad cleans and bandages the wound.  He makes her feel all right and suggests that maybe she should play in the park instead of in the ruins.  Ink, gouache, and watercolor illustrations perfectly complement the text. Endpapers with authentic wartime advertisements add a nice touch.  mjw
Title: Ruby In The Ruins
Author: Shirley Hughes
Illustrator
: Shirley Hughes
Publisher
: Candlewick Press
Copyright
: 2018
Original Language
: English
ISBN
: 978-0-7636-92377
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 5-9
Genre
: Picture Book, Historical Fiction
Book setting
: London, England
Author’s ethnicity
: English
Author’s residence
: West London
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: English
Illustrator’s residence
: West London
Awards
: Author/illustrator has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice
Subjects
: England, London, Military, Veterans, World War II

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