Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything

Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything

Illustrated by: Anne Wilsdorf
For Ages: 6 - 10
  • 8
When Ruby's cousin Flying Duck emigrates from China to live with her, Ruby decides the best thing about Flying Duck is that she is a great new friend. BUT the worst thing about Flying Duck is that now, no one speaks English at home. Plus, there's strange food on the table every night and only chopsticks to eat it with. And Flying Duck is deaf, and Ruby doesn't know any Chinese Sign Language.

As if that weren't enough, this summer proves to be even more perilous as Ruby faces the dangers of swimming lessons, the joys of summer school, the difficulty of staying with a twelve-step program, the miracle needed to keep a beautiful stray dog that wanders into her life, and much more. Is it all too much for anyone -- even the Empress of Everything -- to handle?
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 176 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416950035 | 
  • September 2007 | 
  • Grades 1 - 5

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Ruby Lu, Star of the Show
Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding
Ruby Lu, Brave and True
Henry's First-Moon Birthday

About the Author

Lenore Look
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Lenore Look

Lenore Look is the author of Ruby Lu, Brave and True, an ALA Notable Book; Love As Strong As Ginger, illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Stephen T. Johnson; and Henry's First-Moon Birthday, illustrated by Yumi Heo. She lives in Randolph, New Jersey.

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