This charming little novel has wom many awards and is a great read for a 10-12 year-old girl.
Ruby Lavender and Miss Eula are a pretty good team, for a couple of chicken thieves. What other granddaughter-grandmother duo would drive the getaway car for chickens rescued from the slaughterhouse, or paint a whole house shell-shock pink?
But now Miss Eula has up and left for Hawaii to visit her new grandbaby. Poor Ruby. Stuck in boring old Halleluia, Mississippi, with nothing to do except read to her chickens, sweep floors, and be tormented by the curly-haired, tip-tapping Melba Jane.
But nine-year-old Ruby is in for some big surprises!
Ruby Lavender is an endearing character, a must read for all, said to be a children's book, but everyone can learn a lesson from this heartwarming story of a young girl and her grandmothers special relationship.