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Tea for Ruby

Tea for Ruby

Illustrated by: Robin Preiss Glasser
For Ages: 4 - 8
Ruby gets a princess-worthy primer on manners in this charming picture book from #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser and author Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York.

Ruby does her best to have good manners—yet no matter her efforts, she just can’t seem to succeed. But when Ruby receives a mysterious surprise invitation to tea with the Queen, she is especially determined to polish her poise. She goes from the postman to her brother to the playground to her parents, trying her hardest to have manners befitting a princess. Will she ever manage to be proper in time for tea at the palace?
In this New York Times bestseller, cheerful, elegant text from Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, pairs with Robin Preiss Glasser’s “exuberant illustrations, rendered in her unmistakable Fancy Nancy style (Publishers Weekly)” to create an endearing and gently instructive story about manners.
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  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416954200 | 
  • August 2012 | 
  • Grades P - 3
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About the Author

Sarah Ferguson The Duchess of York
Photograph © Randee St. Nicholas

Sarah Ferguson The Duchess of York

Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, is the author of several children’s books, including Ballerina Rosie; Tea for Ruby, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser; and the Little Red series as well as a memoir, Finding Sarah. The Duchess is a devoted spokesperson for many charitable organizations, including Changes for Children. She has two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

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Q. how did you come to write Tea for Ruby?

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I was in New York City visiting family and preparing to attend the Quill Awards, a consumers choice book award program to promote literacy. At the last minute, I was invited to the Simon & Schuster offices to meet with Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, who was also in New York to discuss book projects. We had a wonderful chat, discussing a whole variety of story ideas, and the one that stood out was about manners and etiquette. The Duchess practices what she preaches, demonstrating great thoughtfulness that evening when, right before I headed out for the awards ceremony, she had a messenger deliver to me a beautiful eagle feather for good luck at the Quill Awards. And while I didn't win, the care, kindness, and good humor she demonstrated convinced me that we would work well together.

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