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Ruby's Wish

Ruby's Wish

by Shirin Yim and Sophie Blackall
Hardback
Age range: 6 to 7 years old Publication Date: 01/10/2002
  $7.80

Ruby is unlike most little girls in China. Instead of aspiring to get married, Ruby is determined to attend university when she grows up, just like the boys in her family.

Based upon the inspirational story of the author's grandmother and accompanied by richly detailed illustrations, Ruby's Wish is an engaging portrait of a young girl who strives for more and a family who reward her hard work and courage.

ISBN:
9780811834902
9780811834902
Category:
Personal & social issues: sexuality & relationships (Children's / Teenage)
Age range:
6 to 7 years old
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-10-2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
36
Dimensions (mm):
276.86x228.6x9.65mm
Weight:
0.4kg

"Bridges...handles the conflict between Chinese tradition and young Ruby's longing to attend university with grace and compassion....This understated tale takes Ruby's predicament seriously while still celebrating her love of learning and her joyful personality."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"As 'red is the color of celebration' in China, Ruby should bring joy to many young readers. A lovely read-aloud with illustrations to linger over."
School Library Journal

"Ruby's determined character will capture the audience's imagination."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall has illustrated several children's books and has also animated for TV. Her books include Meet Wild Boars by Meg Rosoff, and Ruby's Wish.

Of Red Butterfly, she says, "It was such a delight to delve into ancient China. From the moment I first read this story, my mind has been dancing with red butterflies and peach blossoms, lotus pools and autumn moons, princesses and secrets." Sophie lives in New York, USA.

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