- Title: Really Truly Ruthie
- Author: Valerie Tripp
- ISBN: 9781593693213
- Page: 278
- Format: Paperback
Ruthie Smithens, a girl who believes in fairy tales and happy endings, would do almost anything to help her best friend, Kit Kittredge, whose family has been hard hit by the Depression But Ruthie has learned the hard way that offers of help, even between friends, are tricky When Ruthie finds out some bad news about the Kittredges house while at her father s bank, she haRuthie Smithens, a girl who believes in fairy tales and happy endings, would do almost anything to help her best friend, Kit Kittredge, whose family has been hard hit by the Depression But Ruthie has learned the hard way that offers of help, even between friends, are tricky When Ruthie finds out some bad news about the Kittredges house while at her father s bank, she has to find a way to help the Kittredges reach Kit s Aunt Millie, so that there can be at least the chance of a happy ending
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This is one of my all-time favorites! I read it like, um, twenty times! Ruthie has to help her friend Kit, who's Dad lost his job, and they turned their house into a boarding house because of the great depression. Ruthie's Dad still has his job at the bank, and when Ruthie over hears him, and finds out that Kit's family owes the bank 200 dollars and they are going to get evicted from their house, Ruthie goes on a journey to get the money to save Kit's family.
hmmm. i think this book is predicated on a faulty premise. the kittredges are informed by their bank (at which ruthie smithens's father works) that they are going to be evicted "after the holidays" if they don't scare up some of the money they owe on their mortgage. they're $200 behind, which was a lot in 1934 or whenever. they think they have it in the bag because mr. kittredge has accepted a job driving some of the family's boarders to florida to winter, & then he'll be driving someone els [...]
Ruthie's happily ever after spirit sends her on a journey to save her best friend Kit's family from being evicted. Ruthie's number one goal is protecting Kit's well being. She is careful to stay within boundaries of kindness so not to hurt Kit's pride. The Looking Back section reminded me of a story my mother told me about being a kid during the Depression. The New Jersey Secret Helpers filled boxes/baskets with food and other necessities and gave them to people in need. My mother lived in Illin [...]
The year is 1932 and The Great Depression has deepened; many people have lost their jobs, homes, and personal property. The Kittredge family is taking in boarders to help with finances, but they are still on the verge of losing their home. Kit Kittredge's good friend Ruthie embarks on an idea to help save the family from eviction.This novel stresses support and friendship during the Depression albeit a lack of realism in the plot.
Ruthie spends much of Kit's core series being the ditzy best friend who doesn't seem to fully understand how bad the Depression is because her father still has his job. RTR proves that Ruthie does get it, or at least more than she's given credit for, anyway. When Kit's family misunderstands when the bank expects their money to keep the Kittredge's in their home, Ruthie hatches a plan to visit Kit's Aunt Millie and ask her for a loan, which Kit is sure Millie will give.Ruthie is sure that when sh [...]
This is another of the American Girls books dealing with the Depression. Ruthie is a friend of Kit's. Kit's family is in danger of losing their house to the bank. Ruthie and Kit are going to visit a relative in order to borrow enough money to stop the foreclosure.Problems arise, though. Charlie, Kit's older brother, stops her from coming and tries to stop Ruthie, but eventually agrees to go with Ruthie on the trip.They have a rough time getting to the woman's house, but she has no problem giving [...]
It was interesting getting inside Ruthie's head, especially after reading 4 straight Kit novels. When AG came out with the "best friends" dolls I figure it was just an excuse to seel more dolls, but having read this series, Ruthie is a real distinct character, one that I like more than Kit in some ways.
Ruthie's friend's family are in danger of being evicted from their home during the Great Depression. She shows kindness and courage as she finds a way of getting money and rescuing her friends. I was quite impressed with this book.
In this story we follow along with Ruthie who accidentally discover that her best friend Kit's family is going to be evicted from their home in two days. Ruthie concocts a plan to save Kit's family and prove once and for all that her head is filled with more than just fantasies.
Wow. I thought I was asleep at the book when I couldn't figure out how Aunt Millie had come to the rescue in the Christmas book to save Kit's family by contributing the necessary funds. Now I see it was all by design so that Ruthie could get her signature story. Clever, American girls, clever.
It was really good!!! If you ever can't find a good book to read, (That will not happen a lot of times) you can read one or two american girl books in a week. These series are good little stories, that only take three days to read.
Another great story from Valerie Tripp! Her characters actually grow and develop which is rare in children's literature.
I really enjoyed the Kit books from American Girl and I like this one just as well. It takes place during the Kit series right after Kit's Surprise
Great story and the focus really was on Ruthie and not Kit, which is my daughter favorite character! We learned a lot of lessons from it as well.
I love Ruthie - I've enjoyed her wit and cheerful personality throughout the books, but here she really shines. I loved getting to know her and wish there were lots more books with Kit and Ruthie. :)
Huh. I never knew Ruthie wasn't really "Goofy Ruthie".
I always liked Ruthie in Kit's books, and I was excited to see she got one of her own. I was excited when they started to give the best friends in each series their own companion book.
I love this book! Ruthie is awesome!
Who can't love a book when a girl stands up for her friends !AR 5.2
Not my genre. At all. Children may like it though.
I've owned this book 4 almost a year and STILL havn't reaed it.
i was half asleep when i read this book it was okay i expected more from it and thought kit would be in it more
Another great Kit book, expanding on Kit and Ruthie's relationship. A little short, and "it all works out in the end," but good nonetheless.
I like that she stood up for her friends.
Ruthie and Charlie would make such a good couple.
A feel-good story about friendship.
One of our favorites. We loved the East O'the Sun and West O'Moon references and how Ruthie truly wanted to help her best friend.
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