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ISBN13: 9781416950035
ISBN10: 1416950036
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Don't miss the latest adventures — and misadventures — of Ruby Lu! The second book in the series about this quirky, inventive northwestern girl will make you laugh at the way Ruby sees the world, squirm in discomfort when she makes the wrong choices, and cheer for her when it all, somehow, comes out right in the end. And you get to learn a little Chinese sign language on the side — what a deal!
Recommended by Galen, Powells.com

Don't miss the latest adventures — and misadventures — of Ruby Lu! The second book in the series about this quirky, inventive northwestern girl will make you laugh at the way Ruby sees the world, squirm in discomfort when she makes the wrong choices, and cheer for her when it all, somehow, comes out right in the end. And you get to learn a little Chinese sign language on the side — what a deal!
Recommended by Galen, Powells.com

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When Ruby's cousin Flying Duck emigrates from China to live with her, Ruby decides the best thing about Flying Duck is that she is a great new friend. BUT the worst thing about Flying Duck is that now, no one speaks English at home. Plus, there's strange food on the table every night and only chopsticks to eat it with. And Flying Duck is deaf, and Ruby doesn't know any Chinese Sign Language. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; As if that weren't enough, this summer proves to be even more perilous as Ruby faces the dangers of swimming lessons, the joys of summer school, the difficulty of staying with a twelve-step program, the miracle needed to keep a beautiful stray dog that wanders into her life, and much more. Is it all too much for anyone — even the Empress of Everything — to handle?

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Lenore Lookandlt;/bandgt; is the author of andlt;iandgt;Ruby Lu, Brave and True,andlt;/iandgt; an ALA Notable Book; andlt;iandgt;Love As Strong As Ginger,andlt;/iandgt; illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Stephen T. Johnson; and andlt;iandgt;Henry's First-Moon Birthday,andlt;/iandgt; illustrated by Yumi Heo. She lives in Randolph, New Jersey.andlt;bandgt;Anne Wilsdorfandlt;/bandgt; is the illustrator of andlt;Iandgt;Ruby Lu, Brave and True,andlt;/iandgt; as well as andlt;Iandgt;Alligator Sueandlt;/iandgt; by Sharon Arms Doucet. She lives in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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algeer, September 16, 2008 (view all comments by algeer)
I read the book Ruby Lu Empress of Everything. The book was a story abou a young girl dealing with immigration, friendship, special needs, and everday issues of a second grade girl. Throught out the book she helped her cousin deal with life in an American School. Ruby neglected her studies and fell behind in class. I thought this book was a fun and interesting book to read to second graders. Children love to hear about stories from their age group and they learn to identify with the character and the situations explored int he text. I would use this book to teach children about the way people deal with different family dynamics.
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amymbr, September 16, 2008 (view all comments by amymbr)
What I liked best about “Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything” was how her thoughts and actions were as real as a 2nd grader could be. I could imagine Ruby Lu as a real girl walking around and getting into trouble. I liked how Ruby Lu was very adventurous. Her swimming experiences and her experiments on the playground slide really made me laugh. Her relationship between her and her family that emigrated from China was a good example of how difficult change can be even if it does involve your own family and customs, but Ruby’s love for her family helped her get through all of the change. I wanted to keep reading to see what Ruby Lu was going to do next. Ruby Lu remained me of my own daughter who just finished third grade, so I could relate to Ruby Lu’s relationship with her best friend and all of the ups and downs that happen throughout a relationship between two 2nd grade girls. To me Ruby Lu was a smart loving little girl who wanted to grow up, but yet still had lots of fun just being a kid.
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knkreger, September 15, 2008 (view all comments by knkreger)
Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything is full of adventures that are intriguing to all readers. Swimming fears, smile buddies, and even summer school are adventures that Ruby Lu and her Chinese-American immigrant cousin Flying Duck experience and sometimes they even find themselves in the principal's office. The Illustrations and structure of the chapters make reading fun and comprehension easy for young readers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416950035
Author:
Look, Lenore
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Illustrator:
Wilsdorf, Anne
Author:
Wilsdorf, Anne
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Ethnic - Asian American
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Readers - Chapter Books
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
People with disabilities
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Series:
Ruby Lu
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr; bandamp;w interior illustration
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.68x4.19x.52 in. .29 lbs.
Age Level:
06-10

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Don't miss the latest adventures — and misadventures — of Ruby Lu! The second book in the series about this quirky, inventive northwestern girl will make you laugh at the way Ruby sees the world, squirm in discomfort when she makes the wrong choices, and cheer for her when it all, somehow, comes out right in the end. And you get to learn a little Chinese sign language on the side — what a deal!

"Staff Pick" by ,

Don't miss the latest adventures — and misadventures — of Ruby Lu! The second book in the series about this quirky, inventive northwestern girl will make you laugh at the way Ruby sees the world, squirm in discomfort when she makes the wrong choices, and cheer for her when it all, somehow, comes out right in the end. And you get to learn a little Chinese sign language on the side — what a deal!

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