Really Truly Ruthie (American Girl Series)
  • Really Truly Ruthie (American Girl Series)
  • Really Truly Ruthie (American Girl Series)

Really Truly Ruthie (American Girl Series)

by Valerie Tripp, Walter Rane
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
How did The Great Depression affect the daily lives of Americans and people around the world? Valerie Tripp's "Kit" series provides a snapshot of how this economic downturn impacted Americans. Ruthie loves reading fairy tales and imagining "happily ever after" endings in the lives of people she loves and cares for. When Ruthie learns that the Kittredge family is being evicted from their house, she wants to help. But what can a young girl do? Ruthie is determined to play the role of fairy godmother and save the day. But after Ruthie achieves her goal, she realizes that the true gifts in life cannot be measured in dollars and cents; the most important presents are courage, self-respect, and hope. Tripp provides historical background about life in the 1930s at the end of this short and well-written novel. Young readers will find this Depression era heroine to be delightful and sympathetic; Valerie Tripp has created another lovable and inspiring heroine. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593693213
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing
Publication date:
05/19/2008
Series:
American Girl Collection Series: Kit
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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