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A classically heartwarming story that perfectly captures the everyday life of children.

A classically heartwarming story that perfectly captures the everyday life of children.

Ruby's mum is having a baby, but why does she need one of those when she's already got a Ruby?

To make matters worse, her best friend Sarah has just found another, BETTER friend. It seems like everyone is abandoning her. But when Ruby meets the mysterious Magda, who gives her a very special gift that might, just MIGHT, even be a bit magical, everything begins to change.

This delightful story from the multi-award-winning author of BEING BEE and RAIN MAY AND CAPTAIN DANIEL will fill the young reader with wonder, hope and amazing possibilities.

Reviews

Honour Book - Younger Readers, CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2009

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781742757391

    September 3, 2012

    Vintage Classic Children's

    144 pages

    RRP $17.99

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    Or

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  • EBook

    9781742741161

    September 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    144 pages

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Mimi And The Blue Slave
Magenta McPhee
Being Bee
His Name in Fire
Millie & The Night Heron
The Air Dancer of Glass
Painted Love Letters
The Year It All Happened
A Dangerous Girl

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