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eBook Ruby Holler (Carnegie Medal (Awards)) ePub

by Sharon Creech

  • ISBN: 0060277327
  • Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Sharon Creech
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st edition (March 2002)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1906 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1621 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 155

Description

Sharon Creech (born July 29, 1945) is an American writer of children's novels.

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 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).

It is conferred upon the author by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). CILIP calls it "the UK's oldest and most prestigious book award for children's writing".

Ruby Holler is the beautiful, mysterious place that changes all of their lives forever

Ruby Holler is the beautiful, mysterious place that changes all of their lives forever. Hardcover, 320 pages. Published on March 1, 2002 by HarperCollins.

Ruby Holler is a Carnegie Medal-winning novel, and with its quirky protagonists and exciting journey, captures the imaginations of readers of all ages. Brother and sister Dallas and Florida are the trouble twins. From Sharon Creech, the Newbery Medal winning author of Walk Two Moons, comes a heartwarming adventure about finding family, and a home, when you least expect it.

From Sharon Creech, the Newbery Medal winning author of Walk Two Moons, comes a heartwarming adventure about finding family, and a home, when you least expect it. Ruby Holler is a Carnegie Medal-winning novel, and with its quirky protagonists and exciting journey, captures th. . Ruby Holler is a Carnegie Medal-winning novel, and with its quirky protagonists and exciting journey, captures the imaginations of readers of all ages. In their short thirteen years, they’ve passed through countless foster homes, only to return to their dreary orphanage, Boxton Creek Home.

Sharon Creech has become the first American to win the CILIP Carnegie Medal for children's writing, for her book Ruby Holler. This also makes her the first author to win both the Carnegie and its US equivalent, the Newbery Medal, for her previous book, Walk Two Moons. Creech began as a poet, and also wrote two "rather literary and serious" adult novels before turning to children's fiction. Her books, which focus on family relationships and immediate surroundings, have been seen as an antidote to the gritty realism prevalent elsewhere in children's fiction.

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

How about a story? Spin us a yarn

How about a story? Spin us a yarn. In her own award-winning style, Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion. 4 532. Published: 1994.

Ruby Holler is a Carnegie Medal-winning novel, and with its quirky . Her books have received awards in both the . and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler. Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland.

From Sharon Creech, the Newbery Medal winning author of Walk Two Moons, comes a heartwarming adventure about finding family, and a home, when you least expect it.

Ruby Holler is a Carnegie Medal-winning novel, and with its quirky protagonists and exciting journey, captures the imaginations of readers of all ages.  

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.

Run by the Trepids, a greedy and strict couple, Boxton Creek seems impossible to escape. When Mr. Trepid informs the twins that they’ll be helping old Tiller and Sairy Morey go on separate adventures, Dallas and Florida are suspicious.

As the twins adjust to the natural beauty of the outdoors, help the Tillers prepare for their adventures, and foil a robbery, their ultimate search for freedom leads them home to Ruby Holler.

Comments

Fegelv Fegelv
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!
just one girl just one girl
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.
Mightsinger Mightsinger
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.
Lyrtois Lyrtois
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!!! ;)
Winasana Winasana
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.
blodrayne blodrayne
I was required to read this book, but then I realized that it is worthy of my interest. This book has an amazing story of hope, and sudden happiness. Overall great book
showtime showtime
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 day......it'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.