Rudy the Runt
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Rudy the Runt

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by Renee Riva
     
 

Little Rudy can’t imagine anything better than living in the Guatemala City Dump; a rodent’s paradise full of tasty treats, a Barbie mansion with a pool, and his own fire truck. Unfortunately, life isn’t so good for children living nearby in makeshift shacks. For kids like eleven-year-old Lupe, it’s all about survival.

When the young Guatemalan girl rescues

Overview

Little Rudy can’t imagine anything better than living in the Guatemala City Dump; a rodent’s paradise full of tasty treats, a Barbie mansion with a pool, and his own fire truck. Unfortunately, life isn’t so good for children living nearby in makeshift shacks. For kids like eleven-year-old Lupe, it’s all about survival.

When the young Guatemalan girl rescues Rudy from the dump bully; a tomcat named Jigsaw, Rudy repays her kindness by finding treasures she can sell and trade for food.

Rudy comes up with many clever and comical ways to outwit Jigsaw, who would like nothing better than to turn Rudy into a little mouse pull-a-part.

Surfing, skurfing, and playing in a Calypso-go-go band, are only a few of the highlights on Rudy’s mercy mission beach get-a-way. All is well - until Jigsaw shows up on the scene.

The discovery of a beach treasure could change everything for Lupe’s family. But can Rudy trick Jigsaw into helping him pull off the most important mission of his life?

Based on a true story - kind of.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595405770
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/23/2006
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.13(d)

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Meet the Author

Renée Riva has been writing humorous stories ever since she won her first writing contest in second grade. A former greeting-card verse writer and popular speaker, Renée has also published two children's books (Izzy the Lizzy and Guido's Gondola), and Saving Sailor, the prequel to Taking Tuscany. She and her husband reside in Washington State with their three daughters, a dog, a cat, and her latest birthday gift-a baby dwarf hamster named Tiny Tim.

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Rudy the Runt 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My beagle named Rudy died 2 years ago from cancer. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ): I really miss him. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ):
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book--especially the little mouse Rudy. He was funny and cute, and cared about other people.I liked how Rudy and Jigsaw became friends. This is a good chapter book for 3-5th graders.