Ruby Holler ebook

by Sharon Creech

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. From Sharon Creech, the Newbery Medal winning author of Walk Two Moons, comes a heartwarming adventure about finding family.

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Sharon Creech (born July 29, 1945) is an American writer of children's novels. She was the first American winner of the Carnegie Medal for British children's books and the first person to win both the American Newbery Medal and the British. She was the first American winner of the Carnegie Medal for British children's books and the first person to win both the American Newbery Medal and the British Carnegie. Sharon Creech was born in South Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, where she grew up with her parents (Ann and Arvel), one sister (Sandy), and three brothers (Dennis, Doug and Tom).

Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech.


Ruby Holler is a Carnegie Medal-winning novel, and with its quirky protagonists and exciting journey, captures the imaginations of readers of all ages. Ruby Holler - Sharon Creech. Brother and sister Dallas and Florida are the trouble twins. In their short thirteen years, they’ve passed through countless foster homes, only to return to their dreary orphanage, Boxton Creek Home.

You are now entering Ruby Holler, the one and only Ruby Holler! Your lives are never going to be the same-" "Trouble twins" Dallas and Florida are orphans who have given up believing there is such a thing as a loving home. Tiller and Sairy are an eccentric older couple who live in the beautiful, mysterious Ruby Holler, but they’re restless for one more big adventure. When they invite the twins to join them on their journeys, they first must all stay together in the Holler, and the magic of the place takes over.

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When they invite the twins to join them on their journeys, they first must all stay together in the Holler, and the magic of the place takes over. Two pairs of lives grow closer, and are changed forever. Kids Adventures & Detectives. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

There are not words strong enough to express what a wonderful and joyous book this is! "Ruby Holler" is the most rewarding book I've read in ages. In fact, it could be described as a manual for excellent parenting and excellent living. What a great reading experience!

I have fairly recently discovered Sharon Creech and her delightful books, including Love That Dog and Hate That Cat [HATE THAT CAT -LIB] [Library Binding]. She was awarded the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons (the Newbery is awarded to the best of older children's literature every year).

"Ruby Holler" itself won the Carnegie Medal for Children's Literature. Frankly, I would like to stand outside big chain stores, outlet malls, and the like with boxes and boxes of this book to hand out. If I could put this book into the hands and hearts of every adult with children, maybe we could eliminate emotional and psychological child abuse. It has long been my personal thesis that the ills of a country lie in child abuse and the anger that develops from it. But that's another story for another place.

"Ruby Holler" is the story of fraternal twins, Dallas and Florida, who live in this horrible orphanage and are taken out from time to time into foster homes by horrible adults who abuse them then return them. Part of the journey of the book is the revelation of the kinds of abuse they experience, from being thrown into a totally black cellar with spiders and rats to the devilish treatment by a couple's larva-from-hell, picture-perfect little girl. The twins' revenge is rewarded with a trip back to the orphanage. Creech wisely keeps the abuse to emotional and a little physical (the stay in the cellar), making her point quite clear without edging into other kinds of noxious abuse.

So why the names Dallas and Florida? The twins were left on the doorstep of this emotionally sterile orphanage run by a couple themselves emotionally sterile. The box in which the twins were found was lined with travel brochures, one with Dallas, one with Florida. Their birthdays and last names were manufactured. What is real about the twins is their absolute connection with each other.

At thirteen they are requested by an eccentric, older couple to accompany them on separate trips. Of course, these children wonder what is in store--and what is in store is wonder! Through the vicissitudes of daily life and all it entails, Dallas and Florida begin to experience what a loving home can be, how two people can bring wonder and joy and surprise and stability. Oh, how I love this book and the tears of trepidation, the tears of recognition of purity of heart, but ultimately, tears of pure joy that it brings!

There are surprise subplots as well. As for Ruby Holler itself, a quiet country backroad where the leaves turn into rubies in the fall--well, back in their younger years, Tiller uses it to woo his Sairy home from New York. His quiet manner and her understanding of his technique is another stirrer of heart emotion. Ruby Holler is also a quiet draw for the parched souls of two young teenagers in desperate need of emotional drink. They find it in Ruby Holler with this eccentric, endearing, and aging Baby Boomer couple who "find" and carve beautiful things out of wood.

Please take the journey of the joy found in this remarkable book. As librarian in a PK3-8 school, I've added copies to our collection and ordered all of Sharon Creech's other books. As the book cover states: "You are now entering Ruby Holler....Your lives are never going to be the same--." Oh so true!
As a teacher, I adore Sharon Creech and use her novels for read alouds with my 4th graders. I’ve recently been reading them again with my middle school age niece and she loves them as well. Beautiful stories.
I volunteer in a school of last resort. Trying to get a girl, 13, to read, I asked her if she had ever liked a book. She said, "Ruby Holler," without hesitation. I checked it out of the library using my card and she took it home for vacation. She went from her mom's to her dad's when she was half way through and left it. Then she missed school and didn't return it to me. I told the library, ordered this one, sent her mom a postcard, and she returned the library book the day I took this one in. All I can say is it made a difference in her life. I've read other wonderful books by Creech, but not this one.
A fantastic book about orphan twins that are in foster care but find I new family. So many adventures, the story is fantastic. A book I will read again and again. It also has a homey cozy feel to it. I'm 40 and this held my attention! I would recommend this to any child 8 and up. I want to live in Ruby Holler!!! ;)
Mr Freeman
My amazoo pen-pal Judy was right. This is a book about Love and Decency getting the best of Ugliness and Greed, and although it amounts to a moral lesson, it's a heap of fun to read, even for a skeptical grown-up who no longer has a 'young reader' in his household but who remembers happy hours dawdling with his son, reading Roald Dahl and Gary Paulsen by trading chapters. That's the shelf this book belongs on, alongside Dahl and Paulsen. Come to think of it, the old guy Tiller who lives in Ruby Holler is probably a spitting image of me. Tiller and his wife Sairy have raised a family, sent their kids out into the wide world, and now are just a tad restless in their 'empty nest' in Ruby Holler, a spot so charmingly rustic it might be the original Garden of Eden. Tiller and Sairy have the hare-brained urge to go on separate adventures, just for once, so they temporarily requisition the Twins, Florida and Dallas, for companionship. The Twins have lived all their thirteen years in the saddest, meanest orphanage this side of the Brothers Grimm, under the cold-hearted care of the Trefids, who hate their work. They've bounced out and back from foster homes so often that they've become cynical about all adults and convinced of their own worthlessness. They're labeled the Trouble Twins, but in fact 'trouble' is less apt for them than 'intrepid,' as the story will show.

The writing is deft and simple, yet not so simple that it's cloying. I'm reminded in a backwards way of the Lemony Snicket "Unfortunate Events" books, also about intrepid sibling orphans assaulted by rapacious adults. Whereas the Snicket books are coyly pretentious -- yes, funny but disingenuously snarky to the point of nastiness -- Sharon Creech gives us a pair of kids who are edgy smart-alecks when they need to be but capable of responding to decency with warmth. I think I'll set this book aside for my son to read to his kids some day.
This is the most heartwarming story....its my go-to read-aloud for my 5th graders and it proves laugh-out-loud moments, as well as great pauses to discuss compassion! They literally beg me to read it every's that good.
I loved this book from cover to cover. This is the best story ever. I will look for more books by Sharon.
I might have given this four stars based on my own reading, but my two of kids have each read it at least 3 times (ages 8 and 10). It's a good story of kids overcoming difficulty situations, sticking up for each other, and going on adventures in the outdoors.
Ruby Holler ebook
Sharon Creech
Literature & Fiction
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BLOOMSBURY (June 17, 2002)
320 pages
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