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Ruby Lu, Star of the Show (Ruby Lu)by Lenore Look
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Ruby is starting third grade, and she can't wait! In third grade you get to join clubs, like for knitting and ballroom dancing and yoga. In third grade you get to sign up for a musical instrument (Ruby is convinced that she is destined to play the harp) and play in the orchestra. In third grade you also get to learn cursive...and that's only the beginning! But for Ruby Lu, third grade also means an especially big change: her father loses his job. When her mother goes to work to support the family, Ruby and Oscar have to adjust to her father's bizarre caretaking, which is definitely not all fun and games. And then there's the fact that money is tighter than ever. Ruby is determined to change things, though. Surely there's a way for her to make a million dollars!
As Ruby is about to discover, making money isn't easy...but having a loving family is the most valuable thing of all. This is another funny, charming, heartfelt gem from Lenore Look.
andlt;b andgt;Ruby Lu returnsand#8212;in paperback! Can this spunky middle-grader solve her familyand#8217;s money troubles?andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Ruby is starting third grade, and she canand#8217;t wait! Sheand#8217;ll get to join fun clubs, learn cursive, and play in the orchestra. But thereand#8217;s one big change Ruby Lu isnand#8217;t expecting: Her father loses his job. Now heand#8217;s taking care of her and Oscar while her mother works, and itand#8217;s definitely not all fun and games, especially with money so tight. So Ruby, determined and resourceful as ever, sets out to make a million dollars! And though she soon learns that making money isnand#8217;t easy, she also discovers that having a loving family is the most valuable thing of all.
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.
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