Way Down Deep

Way Down Deep

by Ruth White
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Way Down Deep by Ruth White

Although Ruby seemed to just appear out of thin air on the steps of the courthouse on the first day of summer in 1944, no one in Way Down Deep, West Virginia, ever worried too much about where the toddler came from. They figured that if Ruby's people were dumb enough to lose something as valuable as a child, then that was their problem. So even though Ruby can't help but wonder where she came from, she has led a joyful and carefree life in Way Down Deep, loved and watched over by Miss Arbutus – proprietor of The Roost, the local boardinghouse – the residents of The Roost, and the rest of the town. But when Ruby is twelve, a new family moves to Way Down Deep, and they inadvertently provide enough clues about Ruby's past that she is able to find her own people. Ruby travels from Way Down Deep to the top of Yonder Mountain to learn who she really is – only to find that she is bound to Way Down Deep by something even stronger than family ties: love.

With a touch of fairy-tale magic and a lot of heart, Ruth White explores just what it is that makes a place truly home.

Way Down Deep is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786298679
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Series: Literacy Bridge Middle Reader Series
Edition description: Large Print Edition
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

RUTH WHITE is the author of many award-winning books for children and young adults, including the Newbery Honor Book Belle Prater's Boy and its sequel, The Search for Belle Prater. Her newest book, A Month of Sundays, will be available from FSG in October 2011. She lives in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.

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Way Down Deep 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should i get it or not
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Preaty good
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Way down deep is about a misteries girl that was left alone in the town called way down deep. She grows up as an addopded child, kind of.The book has twist-in-turns about a girl found mysterieosly in the town.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok, I know this book is for 10 yr olds, but I read it as a 12 yr old b/c I love Ruth White's books, and I still enjoyed it. I like the storyline, but the ending was just a little too 'happily-ever-after'-ish for me. It was a little on the short side, and I think it needed a little more to it, but good all the same