‘A Spelling Bee in the Ord World doesn’t actually involve any magic spells.’
Extract from Ruby McCracken: Tragic Without Magic
By Elizabeth Ezra
Published by Floris Books
Ruby McCracken: Tragic Without Magic by Elizabeth Ezra is out now published by Floris Books priced £6.99. Find out more about how the book’s fantastic cover design came about through the Kelpies Design and Illustration Prize in this article also on Books from Scotland.
Elizabeth Ezra was born in California, has lived in New York and Paris, and now lives with her family in Edinburgh. She teaches at the University of Stirling and writes children’s books in her spare time. In 2016 she won the Kelpies Prize for new Scottish writing for children.
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