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  • Published: 26 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742536880
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 132

Our Australian Girl: School Days for Ruby (Book 3)




It's 1931 . . .and Ruby is settling into life at her school in the country.  But when a desperately poor family moves to the area, no one wants to be friends with them. 

It's 1931 . . .and Ruby is settling into life at her school in the country.  But when a desperately poor family moves to the area, no one wants to be friends with them.  Ruby will have to choose sides, and she has already made one enemy at school - Doris Spinks.  Will Ruby do what she believes is right?  And what does Doris know about Ruby's beloved dad? Follow Ruby on her adventure in the third of four exciting stories about a happy-go-lucky girl in a time of great change.

  • Published: 26 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742536880
  • 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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