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Lauren Child
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2 Aug 2012 Ruby Redfort (Book 1)

Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. Break out of boredom with Ruby Redfort, the super-awesome teen detective series from multi-million-copy bestseller Lauren Child…

Want to know more? Of course you do, bozo.

Here’s the low-down on Ruby Redfort: she’s a genius code-cracker, a daring detective, and a gadget-laden special agent who just happens to be a thirteen-year-old girl. She and her slick sidekick butler, Hitch, foil crimes and get into loads of scrapes with evil villains, but they’re always ice-cool in a crisis.

In this first book, we go right back to Ruby’s beginnings as an agent. When an anonymous caller sets Ruby a challenge, it’s not long before she finds her way into the HQ of the most secret of secret agencies – SPECTRUM. They need her help to crack a code but her desk job soon spirals into an all-out action adventure, as Ruby uncovers the dastardly plans of the formidable Fool’s Gold Gang…

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Product details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (2 Aug 2012)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0007334079
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007334070
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lauren Child grew up in Marlborough, Wiltshire. She is the middle of three sisters and both her parents are teachers. She has had a variety of jobs from waitressing to designing exotic, elegant lampshades and working as an artist's assistant to Damien Hirst.

Lauren Child is considered one of the most talented children's book author/illustrators working today and has won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Utterly Me, Clarice Bean, Lauren's first fiction title, was a runaway success all over the world. Lauren has now sold over 3 million books in 19 countries across the globe.

Notable events in Lauren's career include selection for Quentin Blake's Magic Pencil Exhibition (British Library) in 2005; the Charlie and Lola TV series winning a BAFTA in 2007; In 2008 Lauren was appointed Artist for Peace by UNESCO and has been spearheading a project to raise money for UNESCO's Programme for the Education of Children in Need, called My Life is a Story. All profits from the sale of a special edition of That Pesky Rat will go to UNESCO. A retrospective of Lauren's work starting at the Manchester Art gallery toured the country from 2008 to 2010.

Lauren loves designing and making things and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourite things include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being picked up from the airport.

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“The new Ruby Redfort book is utterly exceptionordinarily brilliant” – Clarice Bean

“…clues, gadgets, secret HQs, a heist, explosions…T-shirts with cool slogans and a supply of jelly doughnuts. What more could adventure-loving girls want?” – Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

About the Author

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.

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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than anything I've read in a long time 8 Oct 2011
By Anna
When I first saw this book in WH Smiths, I swear I actually squealed out of excitement.

After reading all the Clarice Bean books when I was about seven - and then rereading them again recently after remembering how great they were - I thought I knew all there was to know about Ruby Redfort.

I was so wrong.

This book just blew my mind. From page 1 I was hooked. I thought it might just be a collectable item for those who had read the Clarice Bean stories and thought it would be awesome to actually read the actual Ruby Redfort books - but no. I would've loved it just the same if I hadn't read the Clarice Bean series. It was sharp; it was witty; it was packed full of adventure and contained loads of cheesy american phrases that I just love - you better believe it buster!

And this book doesn't just have one specific age range. I'm twelve years old, and although a lot of younger people read these too, I was still left puzzling over a lot of the codes Ruby had to crack. Even adults will have fun trying to decipher some of the codes sent between Ruby and her good friend Clancy.

So, in short, if you want a good read - look no further than this.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait to read more! 1 Nov 2011
By Lounty
My daughter chose to save some of her birthday money in July to buy this when it was released. She is 7 yrs old and has enjoyed reading and listening to the Clarice Bean books - as have I! (and the Charlie & Lola books before that) We were both excited when we heard that Lauren Child was creating the Ruby Redfort books. I think these books are probably written for an older audience, I am having to stop to explain elements of the book to my daughter, especially words like sneakers and barrettes etc but I think that adds to her enjoyment - she is also learning about another culture! I am reading it to her as a bedtime story but we are both struggling to stop when it is time for bed ... we both can't wait to read on and see what happens. All in all a fabulous book and a must read for all children 7+
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ruby by Sapphire 2 Oct 2011
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I like Ruby Redfort and I heard about Ruby Redfort from reading Clarice Bean. I enjoyed finding out about her gadgets. I am 6 3/4 (soon to be 7) and I think Ruby is brilliant. Much better than Sapphire Battersea which is the other book I have read this week.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book! 31 Dec 2011
I'm a 14 year old girl and I had this book for Christmas and I have just finished it. It has to be one of the best book I have read ever! It keeps you interested throughout the whole novel and I really could not put it down. I can't wait to see if there is a next book for a Ruby Redfort series as I'm sure it will be just as amazing. I also love the fact that when you have the book you can go on [...] and solve a code with clues found in the book (I'm trying to crack this code at the moment) Overall as iv'e said it is an AMAZING book and I highly recoment you buy it right now! Thanks, and bye.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 31 Oct 2013
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I really enjoyed reading Look into my eyes. Before now I hadn't read any books by Lauren Child and I honestly wish I'd discovered this author sooner. This was the second book I bought on my new kindle and it didn't dissapoint. Having a love for spy books and other books similar to those, I felt this was a good contender to the Gallager Girls series and Jane Blonde. Seeing reviews from other people my age (14) reading this book and enjoying it, I can easily back them up and would recomend this book for everyone. Well done Lauren Child!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brill 13 Oct 2013
By Gem
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This book is the best book ever and I can't wait to read the next one this book is a must read!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this book for my 14 year old granddaughter and read it myself to check it out. I found it a riveting read and totally absorbing. Great fun and an interesting. I will read other books in this series as they are a light-hearted approach to literature and hope they will motivate my teenage granddaughter to enjoy settling into a good book. I recommend it to anyone who wants to put aside their anxieties and immerse themselves in this adventure with Ruby.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 28 Sep 2013
By Mrs S
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I loved this book because I love clarice bean books and adventure books. If you like mystery, fun and secrets you'll love this brill book. I'm a kid. I know what most kids like. If you are in love with reading and adventure, this book is perfect for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!
I loved the book but I found it really hard to get into as I did not understand it but as I got further I could not put the book down. Read more
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I could not put the book (kindle) down. I was so "in the book" , I stayed up half the night reading! Read more
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I stayed up till 10:00 reading this!!! Basically 1 hour and a half later than my bed time!!!! Really hooking, I can't wait to read the next one!
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Whoever doesn't read the next book is a loser!!!!! This is the best book I've read so far!!! Get it nowwwww!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
I recently read this with my niece and loved it. It's highly entertaining and suitable for all would be spies!
Published 2 months ago by Betty Crocker
5.0 out of 5 stars Ruby redfort
I like the book it's mysterious and exciting. I rated it 5 because it's a very good book. I would say it's for 7+.
Published 3 months ago by MRS K R CARRUTHERS
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD
This book was different to what I usually go for but I thoroughly enjoyed it I loved the adventure in it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by hoggy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Have read this to my 8 year old daughter and we booth love Ruby Redford. Appeals to adults and children. Read more
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