The Search for Baby Ruby (Hardcover)

By Susan Shreve

Arthur A. Levine Books, 9780545417839, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2015

List Price: 16.99*
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It was just a few minutes. Stuck in a hotel room babysitting while the rest of her family celebrated downstairs in the hotel, Jess thought she'd try on her sister's wedding dress in the large bathroom while the baby slept. But when Jess opens the door again the baby is gone. Fighting guilt and terror, Jess and her kleptomaniac sister Teddy evade the swirl of police and hotel staff in their own desperate effort to get Baby Ruby back before it's too late.

About the Author

Susan Shreve is the author of twelve novels, more than twenty books for children, and the co-editor of three anthologies. She teaches at George Mason University, where she is a founder of the MFA Creative Writing program. Along with her books, Shreve also wrote short essay documentaries for the Jim Lehrer News Hour, and had one of her books adapted into an NBC series.

Susan lives in Washington DC with her husband.

Praise For The Search for Baby Ruby

Praise for The Lovely Shoes

"The delicious Italian dream-come-true is just plausible, while the conclusion, with Franny figuring out how to get her feet on the ground in her own sensible way, is just right." -- Horn Book

"Since this is Susan Shreve, master of subtle and wise perception, she's not simply offering a story of a girl who finally gets pretty shoes; Franny's exploration of what, for her, is possible and what is actually desirable is a trajectory of maturation." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Praise for Blister

An ALA Notable Book

"With a tightly woven plot and entirely convincing characters, Shreve again proves herself an inspired and inspiring storyteller." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This perceptively written novel with memorable characters gets right to the bone." -- Booklist, boxed review