- Title: Love, Ruby Lavender
- Author: Deborah Wiles
- ISBN: 9780152023140
- Page: 245
- Format: Hardcover
Ruby Lavender and Miss Eula are a pretty good team, for a couple of chicken thieves What other granddaughter grandmother duo could successfully drive the getaway car for chickens rescued from a journey to the slaughterhouse, paint a whole house shocking pink, and operate their own personal secret letter post office So, when Miss Eula leaves for Hawaii to visit her new grRuby Lavender and Miss Eula are a pretty good team, for a couple of chicken thieves What other granddaughter grandmother duo could successfully drive the getaway car for chickens rescued from a journey to the slaughterhouse, paint a whole house shocking pink, and operate their own personal secret letter post office So, when Miss Eula leaves for Hawaii to visit her new grandbaby, Ruby is sure that she will have a lonely, empty, horrible summer in boring old Halleluia, Mississippi What happens instead She makes a new friend, saves the school play, writes plenty of letters to her favorite and only grandmother and finally learns to stop blaming herself for her grandfather s death Not too bad, for a nine year old.
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In the opening scene of this book, Ruby and her grandmother Miss Eula (who, according to the Agricultural Page of the Aurora County News, is “long known for her commitment to animal rights and lost causes,”) rescue a group of chickens headed for slaughter.And it gets even better from that point on. Like Each Little Bird That Sings, this takes place in a small Mississippi town, presumably in the 1950s-60s. In the three books I’ve read by Deborah Wiles, there are some great recurring themes [...]
I absolutely loved this book about Ruby Lavender, her chickens, her quirky grandmother and how Ruby copes with a tragic accident that caused the death of her grandfather.
This book in one (made up) word: heartmelting. (That's one joyous moment past heartwarming.)This was a perfect summer read! The story takes place over the course of one summer, and it's a light little Juv book, so I didn't have to concentrate hard on it. Nine year old Ruby Lavender is best friends with her grandmother, Miss Eula. They write letters to each other nearly every day, and leave them in a knot in an oak tree. Ruby Lavender spends her days hanging out at her grandmother's store, where [...]
I really enjoyed this one! The first couple of chapters were a bit hard to get into, but once I got into the swing of things it was a really easy, fun read--perfect for summer, especially because of the lovely little everyday details, which I really like in a book. Although the underlying theme is a serious one--Ruby dealing with her grandfather's death--the book is, on the whole, humorous. It has a sort of timeless feel to it--I couldn't say for sure what decade it was set in, and I think that [...]
This review pertains to the audio version of this book:It is summer time in Hallelujah, Mississippi and Ruby Lavender has a lot to deal with. She is taking care of some recently "liberated" chickens, missing her grandmother Miss Eula, who is on an extended visit to her son in Hawaii, and dealing with a nemesis, Melba Jane, all while trying to come to terms with a recent family tragedy. The heart of this story is the correspondence between Ruby and her grandmother while they spend this summer apa [...]
Because I loved Each Little Bird That Sings, I wanted to read the this first work by the author. While Each Little Bird That Sings resonated with me more than this tale, still, Love, Ruby Lavender is delightful and poignant and worth the time spent in reading.Ruby lost her beloved grandfather. Now, a year later, her very special grandmother needs time away from Halleluia, Mississippi. Leaving Ruby heartbroken, through a series of letters the two remain connected.When Ruby lost a grandfather, her [...]
Ruby Lavender is such a delightful, did I just write that? Delightful? Ruby is such a lucky young girl whose grandmother is someone that I hope to be, full of fun and nurturing in a healthy positive way. I am not much for books for the younger generation but I do enjoy ones like this that has a mature approach. Which means there is intelligent writing that propels a message or storyline that the child or adult such as myself can learn or grow from. I feel no matter how old a person is, I think w [...]
This is a good book and I got swept into caring about the main character. She is a bit young for a main character. I had just come off of reading 'Each Little Bird that Sings' so I think I wanted to keep seeing the world through a bit older eyes. However, by the end, this book was nuanced and thoughtful. I love the way Deborah Wiles writes, thinks, and shares about death. She isn't afraid to put it in her writing and it makes me reflect and think so much!
A light-hearted, simple story that was perfect for what I needed in my listening reading life right now. I loved the narrator. She did such great accents and I felt a part of that small, southern town. (I had my own memories of TX and WV, too!) Sweet and funny. Cute, too. I even almost cried at one part. A good book. Always fun to grab something off the shelf without knowing about it and discovering that it is enjoyable.
Lovely story told in prose and in letters about young girl dealing with some very weighty issues. Her grandfather's drowning death has caused her life to change in many ways and the one person she has always clung to is her grandmother. They write letters and leave them in a tree, but when Miss Eula goes on a trip to Hawaii the letters become much more important as Ruby tries to deal with a mean rival and some hatching chicks. There's comedy, tragedy, and growing up in this delightful story.
Wiles' second best (Each Little Birds wins that title, hands-down). Great characters, great laughs, great emotion. Wonderful read.
Originally read 2009As I reread this for Battle of the Books, I kept thinking the story sounded really familiar--glad to see that I have read it before, but wish my memory was just a little bit better!
I loved this book, I have always looked at the cover, but never picked it up. I listened to it. The narrator was a tiny bit over the top, but the story is a happy, sad, gentle book.
There should be a sequel I really liked the book!!
This author just knows how to write great characters. Ruby is so passionate and funny and learning how to sort through her feelings. Great read!
I adored Ruby and the relationship she had with her grandmother. They wrote sweet notes back and forth to each other that made me giggle. I loved the way each signed their letters. Ruby’s grandmother's notes ended with Love, your favorite (only) grandmother, Miss Eula. Ruby signed her letters Love, your favorite (only) grandchild Ruby L.Readers get to know this small community of unique members in Halleluiah, Mississippi where the sign reads “Population: 400 Good Friendly Folks And a few Old [...]
A lesson this book taught me was that even your worst enemy can become your greatest friend when you realize you have more similarities than differences. In this book, both Melba Jane and Ruby Lavender lose someone they hold close to their hearts. Melba Jane thought Ruby couldn’t understand what it was like to lose a father. Ruby thought Melba Jane couldn’t understand what it was like to lose a grandfather. What they found in common was that they both had lost someone, and that it doesn’t [...]
Delightful on so many levels. I listened to the audiobook and it was fantastic. Hilariously well-done. Ruby Lavender loves her crazy grandma Eula to pieces. She's desperately distraught when her grandmother decides to head to Hawaii for the summer to visit family. Ruby is stuck dealing with the nasty Melba had all on her own. She only finds solace in the hens her and her grandmother "relocated" to safety at the Pink Palace. Melba is curling her hair so loopy it looks like a bunch of catfish guts [...]
This is the first book I have read from this author and it will not be the last. I love it when a book finds me and this one did. "Ruby Lavender and Miss Eula are a pretty good team, for a couple of chicken thieves. What other granddaughter-grandmother duo could successfully drive the getaway car for chickens rescued from a journey to the slaughterhouse, paint a whole house shocking pink, and operate their own personal secret-letter post office?""So, when Miss Eula leaves for Hawaii to visit her [...]
Nine-year-old Ruby copes with loss and redefining relationships.This is an enjoyable story which moves along at a good pace. I liked how the back story was filled in with snippets along the way, adding an element of mystery to the story. Ruby is an adorable character, and I so wanted to reach into the book and give her a hug! Quirky characters add whimsy and humor as well. And the chickens! Bawk!
Ruby, age 9, lives in Hallaluia, Mississippi. Her best friend is her grandmother, Miss Eula. Last year, her grandfather and another man were killed in a car accident. So both Ruby and her grandmother are struggling, as is Melba whose father was killed. This is a good book about loss and about growing up. It is for ages 8 to 12.
I love southern writers. They have a true gift for story telling. This book is really for the 3-4th grade levels, but for some odd reason is on the 5-6th grade Battle of the Books list. Charlotte recommended this to me after an incredibly quick read.
Charming book about 9 year old Ruby in a summer in Hallelujah Mississippi.
I read this when I was little and it was one of my favorite books!! I totally forgot what it was called so I’m so happy I found it! This is a really cute book a perfect for a young girl!
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One of my favorites. I love Deborah Wiles books
Middle school reading, but great story with a good message.
I had a hard time getting into this book, but I persevered and ended up really liking it.
This was such a delightful book, and I'm so glad that a friend in North Carolina had posted that her students loved this story this year at school.
lowkey crying over chicks nbd
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