cover image Ruthie's Gift

Ruthie's Gift

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Yearling Books, $4.5 (176pp) ISBN 978-0-440-41405-6

""Brisk packing, affectionate humor and an unforgettable heroine distinguish this first novel, set in 1916 Indiana,"" said PW in a starred review. An eight-year-old girl struggles to be the young lady everyone expects her to be in a houseful of boys. Ages 7-12. (Oct.)