Author(s): Lauren Child
Meet Ruby Redfort: every smart kid's smart kid. The fifth book in the nail-biting series, created by award-winning author Lauren Child. Ruby Redfort: undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius - you can count on her when you're between a rock and a hard place. There's a lot to lose sleep over in Twinford: there's the snakes and the bivalves, but they aren't half as poisonous as the rumours. With so many twists and turns it's hard to know who to trust, particularly when no one trusts you. Will Ruby make it out in one piece? Well, happy endings are for fairy tales, bozo.
Praise for Lauren Child: 'Lauren Child is a publishing phenomenon' - Observer Magazine 'Lauren Child is so good it's exhilarating' - The Independent Praise for the Ruby Redfort series: 'The coolest girl hero in years ... Child refuses to write down to her tween and teen audience and challenges readers with more twists than a curling tongs party' The Times 'Redfort is one of the best things to happen to ten-plus British fiction' The Times 'The new Ruby Redfort book is utterly exceptionordinarily brilliant' - Clarice Bean 'Lauren Child has put imagination and fun back into the real worlds of childhood' - Julia Eccleshare, Guardian 'Cool, punchy, stylish' - Sun 'A cracking adventure' - Mail 'What more could adventure-loving girls want?' - The Sunday Times
Lauren Child burst on to the children's books scene in 1999 and has since published many bestselling and award-winning books, including those featuring the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success.