Ruby Redfort Take Your Last Breath [NOOK Book]

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Crack open Ruby Redfort’s second adventure — and you will literally be on the edge of your wits. Everyone’s favorite girl detective is back for a second mind-blowing installment, packed with all the off-the-wall humor, action, and friendship of the first book. This time, though, it’s an adventure on the wide-open ocean, and Ruby is all at sea. . . . Can she crack the case of the Twinford pirates while evading the clutches of a vile sea monster as well as the evil Count von Viscount? Well, you wouldn’t want to bet...
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Overview

Crack open Ruby Redfort’s second adventure — and you will literally be on the edge of your wits. Everyone’s favorite girl detective is back for a second mind-blowing installment, packed with all the off-the-wall humor, action, and friendship of the first book. This time, though, it’s an adventure on the wide-open ocean, and Ruby is all at sea. . . . Can she crack the case of the Twinford pirates while evading the clutches of a vile sea monster as well as the evil Count von Viscount? Well, you wouldn’t want to bet against her.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—What do asteroids, sharks, and buried treasure have in common? They are all part of a day's work for a Spectrum agent-in-training. As a 13-year-old secret agent, Ruby Redfort balances school, the swim team, and solving crimes and mysteries. When dolphins start showing up in the harbor, strange sounds are heard in the ocean, and cargo shipments go missing, Spectrum has Ruby all over the case. With the help of her sidekick/butler, Hitch, and her best friend, Clancy, she soon discovers that someone is after the legendary treasure out at sea. Ruby is a smart, feisty, and definitely fun character who easily pulls readers into this fast-paced mystery. There are a variety of secret codes throughout the book that readers can have a go at in the concluding section. While this is the second title in the series, it can definitely stand alone, although readers will surely want to read more about this spunky character's adventures.—Kerry Roeder, Professional Children's School, New York City
From the Publisher
It’s as if James Bond met Nancy Drew met Harriet the Spy, and it works most effectively, complete with appendixes that discuss code breaking in music, text, and graphics. Three cheers for a determinedly wholesome mystery series that doesn’t talk down to its tween audience.
—Booklist Online
Kirkus Reviews
Thirteen-year-old secret agent Ruby Redfort (Look Into My Eyes, 2012) barely has a week to breathe before finding herself in the middle of another dastardly evil plan--oh, there are also pirates, a sea monster, a mysterious stranger and a lost treasure, too. This retro spy adventure opens with a series of strange marine disturbances. Coast Guard signals are scrambled, all the fish are gone, and there is a whispering sound coming from the ocean. Plus, one of the divers from Spectrum, the supersecret spy agency where Ruby trains, has washed ashore, dead. To add to the ever-evolving, sometimes belabored plot, the boat that Ruby's parents are on is attacked by pirates, leaving both Sabina and Brant Redfort missing at sea. All of the subplots are ocean-related, but readers (and Ruby) don't know how they are connected until Count von Viscount, the villain from the first volume, shows up briefly--his manifest evil nature enough to tie everything together. Child's cliffhanger chapter endings help the pace tremendously, and the codes (musical and binary) that Ruby deciphers are great fun. But thrilling and edge-of-your-seat adventure? That seems to be the territory of other literary spies, despite a cover that oozes intrigue. A harmless, middle-grade mystery for budding sleuths. (Mystery. 9-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763663575
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 5/14/2013
  • Series: Ruby Redfort Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 142,502
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Lauren Child has published many best-selling and award-winning books, including the hugely popular Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean series. She has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. Lauren Child lives in London.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Amazing!

    This book was filled with adveture and discovery like the first Ruby Redfort book and blew my mind away. It was funny too which added another star to my rate. Hope you enjoy!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Completly awesome!!

    Even better than the first one!! Funny and action paked really hard tobput down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Ruby

    That was an awesome book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    Great

    COME OUT WITH THE NEXT ONE SOON! PLEASE I AM DYING FOR A NEW ONE

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Haven't read it yet but the first one is great

    Haven't read it yet but the first one is great

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    I didn't read it yet, I'm assuming

    I didn't read it yet, I'm assuming


    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Peace

    Looks good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

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