Tiller and Sairy are a sweet couple who are each restless for one more big adventure while their bodies are still spry enough to paddle a canoe or climb a mountain. Their own children have grownup and moved away, so they're each looking for someone to help them and keep them company on their last exciting journey.
And Ruby Holler is the beautiful, mysterious place that changes all of their lives forever. When Tiller and Sairy invite Dallas and Florida to stay with them and keep them company on their adventures, the magic of the Holler takes over, and the two kids begin to think that maybe, just maybe, the old folks aren't that bad.
Filled with humor, poignancy, cookies and treasure maps, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler is a delightful book about a special place where it's never to late to love, or be loved.
©2002 Sharon Creech; (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers
This story tells the tale of two orphans, Dallas, and Florida who have lived in the BOxton Creek Home since infancy. They have been handed off from foster parent to foster parent and always returned to the home being nicknamed the "trouble twins" They ecentually come up with a plan to sneak off on a midnight train and are waiting for the right oppertunity...one day an older couple, wanting to take a last great adventure,come to the home looking for strong kids to accompany them. They find Dallas and Florida. This is their chance they think however once they arrive to Ruby Holler they cannot leave for the Holler is too enchanting and Tiller and Sairy, the couple who took them in, treat them too nicely. They learn to love it there and after Tiller suffers from a heart attack decidd to stay home from their adverntures to just enjoy the Holler. This is a great book and i recommend it for anyone interested in a heartwarming, great story.
I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.
Sometimes the hardest lesson in life is learning how to love and allowing oneself to be loved.
This lovely journey of Dallas and Florida is exactly that lesson. The twins are orphans and have learned to mistrust everyone, young and old alike. It takes a caring couple needing to open their hearts as wide as they open their home to teach these two young kids how to love and be loved.
Very much recommended.
This book is phenomenal I cannot even believe it's such a work of art .Such a fantastic thing. It is rare to find so much love and meaning in the book. This book should be recommended to anyone who will read a beautiful thing. This book has so much knowledge and compassion! It will connect anyone who reads it to anyone else.
I wish the story would go on forever. Creech does it again. Walk two moons, Chasing Redbird and Ruby Holler. Books for any age listener, beautifully told by narrators that tell them with the kind of passion required for a young listener.
This was a really fantastic book.The author did a good job with the characters and their emotions, and the setting was really good to. I felt like I was in the story I could see everything happening.
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