Ruby Holler

Narrated by: Donna Murphy
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (163 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Trouble Twins" Dallas and Florida have been shuffled between foster families and the orphanage all their lives. All they want is a loving place to call home, but they are mistrustful that one exists for the likes of them.

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

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Ruby Holler Review

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.

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kids book but I really enjoyed it

my daughter loved this book and wanted me to read it. I loved the book. it evoked multiple emotions. Hilarious/ Sad/ Anger/ Melancholy and more. I see why she enjoy it.

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Ok?

This book had very good ending butttttt.......it skipped from part to part which made me confused but I could not write better so good job.

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Jessica

Its a great book for kids that want an adventure. it has words I don't understand though

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narrator and story A+

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.

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Interesting!

So good to hear a pleasant story without shootings and bad language. Enjoyed it very much!

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Endearing story of patience, kindness and love

One of our family's all time favourite road trip stories (agreed upon still with the kids now in their twenties)!

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Best book EVER!!!!😇

I like this story a lot! I'll listen to it all the time that's for sure, get it it's really the best!😉

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A journey about love

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.

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Wish they would fix the chapters

Such a good story, but I wish they would fix the chapters. We're reading this in my classroom, and I was hoping to be able to click on the correct chapter when I play it to the kids. However, the chapters are random and don't make sense. I wish there was a way to fix this!