ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: February 2, 2009
A Heart for Ruby
By (author) Franzeska G. Ewart
This is a charming story perfect for Valentine’s Day about a young girl who desperately wants to learn how to dance.Ruby’s class will be performing in the school Valentine’s Day concert on Friday, but there’s just one problem – Ruby can’t dance. Try as she might, she just can’t make herself lighter than air like everyone else. She always comes down with a thump! Auntie Pooja tells Ruby a story about how once, when she was at a party, she danced so hard that one of her favourite ruby heart earrings flew off, and she never found it. Now she lends Ruby the remaining one for luck and Ruby is delighted. But she wishes she had the other one too – if only she could wear both earrings at the concert, she’s sure it will go like magic. Can she find the second ruby before Friday, and will it help her to soar?
Franzeska G. Ewart
Franzeska G. Ewart is an established author of younger children’s fiction. She also teaches English as an Additional Language in a multicultural primary school, and has taught in Karachi, Pakistan. She currently lives near Glasgow with her cat Lily. Lauren Tobia worked as an intensive care nurse before graduating from the University of the West of England with a degree in Illustration. Whilst studying, she was highly commended in the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize. She lives in Bristol and has two daughters and a greyhound called Mickey.