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  • Published: 24 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742536873
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 132

Our Australian Girl: Ruby and the Country Cousins (Book 2)




Meet Ruby and join her adventure in the second of four stories about a happy-go-lucky girl in a time of great change.

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.

  • Published: 24 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742536873
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 132

About the authors

Penny Matthews

Penny Matthews is a freelance writer and editor based in Adelaide. She has written YA and junior novels, chapter books for beginning readers, and picture books for all age groups. Her picture books include Pudding and Chips (a CBCA Notable Book in 2005), Little Red Bear (shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards in 2004) and A Year On Our Farm, which was the CBCA's 2003 Book of the Year (Early Childhood) and a CBCA Honour Book in the Picture Book of the Year category. In 2010 Something About Water was joint winner of the Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature. A Girl Like Me, her first young adult novel, was also a 2010 CBCA Notable Book and won the Sisters in Crime's 2011 Davitt Award for Young Adult Fiction.

Lucia Masciullo

Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany. She moved to Australia in 2007 and since then she has been happily working as an illustrator. She has illustrated more than 20 books, among which are the CBCA Honour Book and Prime Minister Award short-listed Come Down, Cat! by Sonya Hartnett, and the Our Australian Girl series. She now lives on the Gold Coast.

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