It's 1931 . . . and Ruby and her family have lost everything in the Great Depression. Leaving behind her dad, her school friends and everything she knows, Ruby must move to Kettle Farm to stay with her cousins. 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 company - until he gets up to mischief, and everything goes horribly wrong. . .
Follow Ruby on her adventure in the second of four exciting stories about a happy-go-lucky girl in a time of great change.
About the Author
Penny Matthews's books include Pudding and Chips, Little Red Bear, A Year on Our Farm, Something About Water and A Girl Like Me. Lucia Masciullo is a fine art painter and freelance illustrator.
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Comments about Ruby and the Country Cousins:
My granddaughter and I both enjoy reading together all the books in this series of Australian Girl waiting for the next 2 editions to be released. Great way to learn a little bit of Australian History at the same time and collect all the charms for a special bracelet.
Series: Our Australian Girl
For Ages: 7+ years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 24th April 2013
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 2