Follow Me on PinteresttwitterfacebookFeed-icon

Select Country:

 
Book Reviews Our Australian Girl: Meet Ruby - Book 1
 

Our Australian Girl: Meet Ruby - Book 1 Hot

BUY NOW *
Price
Delivery
Total Price

11.76
0.00
11.76

12.50
6.50
19.00

Click to confirm latest price

Click to confirm latest price

Click to confirm latest price

* Click to be taken to our partner store. All prices in AUD. Please confirm price before purchase.
Our Australian Girl: Meet Ruby - Book 1

** WIN ~ Meet Ruby AND Meet Lina in our latest competition, click here for details **

The Our Australian Girl collection of chapter books are proving so incredibly popular - and for all the right reasons. Each story in the series focuses on a particular era in Australia's history, and centres on one character. There are a total of four books for each character.

They may all be linked by a common theme - four books based on the same Australian girl - but each has been penned by a different author, the end result being that each one is as individual as the girl it portrays.

2013 sees the beginning of two new additions - Meet Ruby and Meet Lina. Books 2, 3 and 4 for each girl will be released by Penguin very soon!

Meet Ruby excels due to its gradual increase of pace and drama within the first slim volume, (107 pages).

From the very first chapters the reader is under no illusion that Ruby leads a very privileged life, oh my, her family even has their own cook! Penny Matthews skilfully weaves in a number of clues that the 'financial crisis' is getting closer and closer to Ruby, the impact on her way of live is just around the corner. Ruby must begin a new journey, one which forces her to re-evaluate all that she has known so far.

Meet Ruby contains a number of comments on society which I found refreshing - mainly due to Matthew's ability to treat her readers with respect, encouraging her more mature readers to question equality in society. The novel may be set in 1930s, but such themes are always relevant.

The endnotes provide the reader with a little background information on what it was like to live in South Australia during the 1930s, followed by some very interesting facts. Oh, and Penny Matthews has also tucked in a very intriguing peek at the first few pages of Book 2 - Ruby and the Country Cousins.

Don't forget to check out Meet Lina too!

Bookish News & Offers

The Essentials

Illustrator
Publisher Blurb
Meet Ruby and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a happy-go-lucky girl in a time of great change.

It's 1930 and Ruby Quinlan lives in a big house in Adelaide with her parents and her fox terrier, Baxter. As she gets ready for her twelfth birthday party, Ruby has never been happier. But the world she knows is collapsing, and people everywhere are losing their jobs and their homes. Soon Ruby's comfortable life falls apart in ways she could never have imagined . . .

Nitty Gritty

Format
Paperback
Publisher
ISBN
9780143307426

You may also like...

The Art of Being Normal
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
Looking at the Stars
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
Virginia Wolf
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
Gecko's Echo
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
Room Empty
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
Big Hid
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
Stargazing For Beginners
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
The Song From Somewhere Else
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
Birdy Flynn
User rating
 
0.0 (0)
Edie
User rating
 
0.0 (0)

Your reviews

There are no reviews for this listing.

Ratings (the higher the better)
Would you recommend this book?*
Comments*
    Please enter the security code.