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y separately published work icon Ruby and the Country Cousins single work   children's fiction   children's   historical fiction  
Is part of Ruby Penny Matthews , 2012 series - author children's fiction (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Ruby and the Country Cousins
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'It's 1931, and Ruby's family has lost everything in the Great Depression. And so, leaving behind her dad, her school friends and everything she knows, Ruby must move to Kettle Farm to stay with her cousins. Everything about life in the country is new and strange, and Ruby has never felt like such an outsider. Thankfully she has her much-loved dog, Baxter, for the company - until he gets up to mischief, and everything goes horribly wrong...

Meet Ruby and join her adventure in the second of four stories about a happy-go-lucky girl in a time of great change.' (Publisher's blurb)

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    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2013 .
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      Extent: 132p.
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      • Publication date: 24/04/2013
      ISBN: 9780143307433
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    y separately published work icon The Ruby Stories Penny Matthews , Melbourne : Penguin , 2018 14912590 2018 selected work children's fiction historical fiction

    'Read all four vibrant stories and share in Ruby’s adventures as she discovers happiness in a time of great hardship.

    'It's 1930 . . . and Ruby Quinlan lives in a big house in Adelaide with her parents and her fox terrier, Baxter. As she prepares for her twelfth birthday party, Ruby has never been happier, but the world outside is experiencing harder times. Ruby knows that lots of people are losing their jobs, but her own family life seems comfortable and secure . . . until things start falling apart.

    'Happy-go-lucky, compassionate and loving, Ruby is an unforgettable Australian Girl.' (Publication summary)

    Melbourne : Penguin , 2018
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