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Winner of the Carnegie Medal
Sharon Creech is the author of many prize-winning and internationally bestselling children's books, including the Smarties shortlisted, Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons. Her latest older fiction title, The Wanderer, was a Newbery Honor title and was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Love That Dog was a Carnegie Commended book, and Ruby Holler won the Carnegie Medal.
Ruby Holler . . . is a skilfull, pacy and entertaining heart-warmer * Sunday Times * A book that shows how very satisfying unobtrusive craftmanship can be . . . and it's fun, and it celebrates kindness and decency. -- Philip Pullman * Guardian * A magical novel . . . A book full of powerful relationships * Books Magazine * Ruby Holler is a book that would appeal to any child or adult over six. The age-old story of orphans gets a fresh and wonderful airing. This is a magical story which always manages to stay on the right side of whimsicality * Irish Independent * An Over the Rainbow sort of story . . . Dickensian in the degree of thought that has gone into the characters names * TES Friday * Optimistic and good-humoured ... with its timeless landscapes and gleeful escapades, the book summons up the ghost of Mark Twain * Independent *