It's 1931 . . .and Ruby is settling into life at her school in the country. But when a desperately poor family moves to the area, no one wants to be friends with them. Ruby will have to choose sides, and she has already made one enemy at school - Doris Spinks. Will Ruby do what she believes is right? And what does Doris know about Ruby's beloved dad? Follow Ruby on her adventure in the third of four exciting stories about a happy-go-lucky girl in a time of great change.
Penny Matthews's books include Pudding and Chips, Little Red Bear, A Year On Our Farm, Something About Water and A Girl Like Me. Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany. She always loved painting and after graduating in Biology she decided to pursue her dream career as an artist. In 2006 she moved to Brisbane and since then has been happily working as a fine art painter and freelance illustrator.