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Title:
Ruby Redfort catch your death
Author:
Child, Lauren, author.
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Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
Physical Description:
501 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Summary:
Thirteen-year-old Ruby Redfort is an undercover agent and genius codebreaker.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Ages 10 and up.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.0 14.0 172951.
ISBN:
9780763654696
Format :
Book

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Summary

There's more to most things than meets the eye--or nose--as code-cracking, wisecracking girl detective Ruby Redfort discovers in her third adventure.

Wild animals roaming around Twinford? Ruby Redfort has heard the rumors, but she doesn't quite believe them. She's got enough on her mind doing wilderness survival training with the secret agency Spectrum, and her bad eyesight isn't helping. But as high society buzzes with news of a very exclusive perfume formula coming to town, and some priceless jewelry goes missing, Ruby begins to sense a sinister plot in the works. Can our favorite action hero sniff out the clues in time to keep Twinford safe from evil scents? Well, let's say this is one of those times when you gotta forget the rules and follow your nose to survive.


Author Notes

Lauren Child (born in 1965 in England) is an English author and illustrator. She is best known for writing the Charlie and Lola books and Clarice Bean novels. Her second book in this series, Clarice Bean Spells Trouble, was shortlisted for the 2005 British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year. A number of spin off books are available based on the scripts of the TV shows, though these were not written or illustrated by Child. Charlie and Lola has been sold throughout the world, and has won many prizes, including BAFTAs in 2007 for Best children's Television Show and Best Script. She writes the Ruby Redfort series. Book six, Blink and You Die, is on the bestseller list.

Lauren Child lives in London. (Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

The latest Ruby Redfort adventure features Child's trademark wit, with clever allusions to popular culture, gentle digs at out-of-it parents, and a complex yet accessible plot. An intriguing prologue establishes both Ruby's fearless and self-sufficient character and the introduction of one of many marvelous, seemingly unconnected factoids: a huge blue wolf believed to be extinct. Then we jump ahead nine years to the present and Ruby's ordeal at Spectrum's survival training camp, a step in her training to become a field agent. The obstacles in her path include not only possibly extinct animals but also clairvoyant old ladies, priceless missing jewels, and a wicked cold she can't seem to ditch. All the old friends are back: helpful and impossibly suave butler Hitch, irascible yet kindly housekeeper Mrs. Digby, and of course Clancy Crew, Ruby's sometime partner in crime. With short chapters, great hooks, and periodic interactive activities (Morse code, anyone?), as well as fascinating tidbits about science and natural history, it's a great read-aloud for families or the classroom and will be snapped up by the series' many fans.--Carton, Debbie Copyright 2015 Booklist