PICTURE BOOKS
Hughes, Shirley

Ruby in the Ruins

(3) K-3 Ruby's soldier father returns home to war-ravaged London at the end of World War II. But Ruby hardly knows him and finds refuge playing with friends among the piles of rubble in her neighborhood. An injury brings Ruby and her father together, helping her realize he's still a part of her family. Large colorful pictures illustrate this family-bonding story and incorporate historical details into the visual narrative.

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