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Ruby Holler

Ruby Holler

Écrit par Sharon Creech

Raconté par Donna Murphy


Ruby Holler

Écrit par Sharon Creech

Raconté par Donna Murphy

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4.5/5 (37 évaluations)
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10 heures
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May 17, 2005
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9780060848422
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From Sharon Creech, the Newbery Medal winning author of Walk Two Moons, comes a heartwarming adventure about finding family, and a home, when you least expect it.

Ruby Holler is a Carnegie Medal-winning novel, and with its quirky protagonists and exciting journey, captures the imaginations of readers of all ages.  

Brother and sister Dallas and Florida are the "trouble twins." In their short thirteen years, they've passed through countless foster homes, only to return to their dreary orphanage, Boxton Creek Home.

Run by the Trepids, a greedy and strict couple, Boxton Creek seems impossible to escape. When Mr. Trepid informs the twins that they'll be helping old Tiller and Sairy Morey go on separate adventures, Dallas and Florida are suspicious.

As the twins adjust to the natural beauty of the outdoors, help the Tillers prepare for their adventures, and foil a robbery, their ultimate search for freedom leads them home to Ruby Holler.

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Sharon Creech has written twenty-one books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler. Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, “lured there by our grandchildren,” Creech says. www.sharoncreech.com

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  • (5/5)
    My daughter said this is one of her favorite books and Sharon Creech is one of her favorite authors. I had already read “Walk Two Moons” but that didn’t set me up proper for this one. Walk Two Moons has big questions, like karma, parental loss, parental absence, and lots of death. Ruby Holler is about a brother and sister, two grandparents in a cabin, and evil villains who run an orphanage.It reminded me of a female Roald Dahl book + Gilmore Girls/Switched at Birth. There’s all this quaint country stuff (living in the woods, rural lifestyle, hiking and boating) with a little spitz of magic. There are some problems with choppiness and loose ends (the evil orphanage owner gets a rather pithy comeuppance for his misdeeds). It’s like "Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events" if it was shown on CMT.
  • (5/5)
    Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech is realistic fiction at its best! Dallas and his sister, Florida, are twins who have had a very rough life. They live in an orphanage run by the Trepids, a couple who can’t stand children. The Trepids have a gazillion rules about all the things kids can’t do while they live there. Dallas and Florida get in a lot of trouble because they're always breaking some rule or another. Other families that have taken Florida and Dallas in for a while, but they are too much trouble for everyone and end up being returned to the Trepids. One day an older couple named Tiller and Sairy arrives at the orphanage to get two kids to go on vacation with them, and they select Dallas and Florida. They bring them home to Ruby Holler, which is out in the middle of nowhere and filled with animals, trees, rivers, hills and all kinds of wonderful outdoor sights. Will Dallas and Florida change their ways? Will Sairy and Tiller be able to handle the destruction that comes with the “terrible two”? Will the Trepids finally be free of Dallas and Florida?

    I highly recommend this feel good book. I laughed my way through it and can still hear Florida’s voice ringing in my ears (maggoty, wretched, etc.). Lots of short chapters- and although it looks like a long book, it's a really fast read! I would recommend this story to kids in third grade and up. The characters are memorable and the story is such fun!
  • (4/5)
    Dallas and Florida - the Trouble Twins, as the couple who run the orphanage call them - are taken in by an older couple, who want young companions on the canoe and bird-watching trips they're planning. The twins are slow to trust adults, since they've been placed in several homes with people who have mistreated and exploited them and then sent them back to the orphanage, where they don't fare much better. But Tiller and Sairy (the older couple with whom they are now staying) are kind and loving and patient, and they live in Ruby Holler, a utopia of woods and streams and wilderness, and between the people and the setting, the kiddos learn to trust and love.I normally really enjoy Creech's books, but this one was a little too much: the kids were a little too exasperating, the mean adults a little too cardboardy-mean, the good adults a little too quirky in their niceness, and the ending a little too pat. Still, the story itself is interesting enough to have kept me engaged and helped me look past the saccharine parts.
  • (1/5)
    The book is good but we don't know the ending because chapters 67-72 are not correct.
  • (1/5)
    Oh joy! A story about maltreated orphans who just want someone to love them. You almost never see one of those!

    Why this book has won the regard of writers such as Pullman mystifies me. The story is hackneyed. The bad guys are such blueprint made to order cretins and the good guys full of such homespun folksy goodness as to be cringe worthy. One of the motifs of the book are the recipes that the fatherly Tiller concoct, getting-over-being-an-orphan stew, welcome-home bacon. What I could have used is a platter of why-the-hell-am-I-reading- this corn pone.
  • (3/5)
    This is about twins who live in an orphanage and are considered troubled. They are invited to the a magical place called Ruby Holler by an older couple. This sets off a series of adventures and discovery. It isn't my favorite book by Sharon Creech, but I think it's worth reading.
  • (5/5)
    This book was AMZING! I loved how both of the characters have completely different personalities, but love each other so much!
  • (3/5)
    I liked this book, although it was a little bit sappy and badly written. I think that the facts did not really click in the end, and you never found out who the main characters' mother was. The main characters, Florida and Dallas were orphans, and their mother had left the twins on the orphanage step when they were babies. Dallas was delivered to the orphanage step in a crate that said 'Dallas, Texas' and Florida was delivered in a crate that said 'Florida Oranges'. That was were they got their names. They were also "fondly" nicknamed 'the trouble twins', by their many adoptive parents. I recommend this book to all 9,10 and 11-year-olds.
  • (3/5)
    Dallas and Florida have lived their entire lives at this horrible orphanage or in a series of appalling foster homes. So when they are sent to live with elderly Tiller and Sairy in Ruby Holler, they are expecting the worse, and make plans to runaway at the first opportunity. But slowly, slowly, the good food and the understanding and patient Sairy and Tiller begin to break down the walls that Dallas and Florida have built around them. As the older couple help the kids, it is apparent that the kids are helping them also. There is excellent character development in the novel. And, although this whole story sounds somewhat sappy, it isn't...mainly because neither Dallas or Florida, nor Sairy or Tiller are the type of characters that would fit in a syrupy, sweet kind of novel. They are all a bit cantankerous and set in their ways. However, as much as I tried, I just couldn't quite get into this story or form much attachment to the characters. There were 66 short chapters, most 3 to 4 pages, but several were just 2 pages. The chapters seemed to skip around to different people and places, and this led to a choppy, disjointed story. Florida just did not seem like a real person to me...something seemed off regarding her dialogue. And finally, there were several plot elements that were just left hanging, and not resolved. So all in all, this was somewhat of a disappointing read for me.
  • (4/5)
     In this book Dallas and Florida are wanting to get out of the putrid orphanage.
  • (5/5)
     You are now entering Ruby Holler, the one and only Ruby
  • (4/5)
    This book is an adventurous book Florida and her brother Dallas were raised in an orphanige together. But they are still having a hard life until they meet a couple going on separete trips and the couple want to bring Florida and Dallas .It is a great story that you will love.
  • (5/5)
    In this book Dallas and Florida are the two main children characters.The main adult characters are Tiller and Sairy. Dallas and Florida are living in the Boxton Creek Children's Home. Tiller and Sairy come to Boxton looking for some children to accompany them on their trips. Dallas and Florida are chosen to go. Tiller and Sairy live in Ruby Holler. Ruby Holler is a sunny place where there are creeks, trees and animals everywhere.
  • (5/5)
     Florida and her twin brother Dallis have lived in the orphanage all their life. One day an old copal, Tiller and Sairy, Take in the twins for a vacation. They deiced to take a practice run but that was a bad idea.
  • (4/5)
    13 year old twins Florida and Dallas are orphans at an orphanage with people there who are not very nice to them. Things change though when they are brought to a house with very nice people who are taking them on adventures...Do they stay with them? Or runaway?
  • (5/5)
    I think that this is a good book cause it talks about how they get in trouble and what they do
  • (4/5)
    Grade: 3-5Genre: FictionThemes: Family, Hardships, Perseverance Dallas and Florida start out in an orphanage run by the hateful Trepids. They have been sent to live with many families throughout their short lives but have always been sent back. That is, until the meet Tiller and Sairy, an old couple who bring them to stay in Ruby Holler. Trust begins to develop between the four and in time the begin to become a family. I did not understand the connection between "Z" and the children. i want to know if he is their dad or not? The book never really develops that plot line except to leave it in the air at the end of the story. I was left wanting to know about that relationship. I do know that the children will be well cared for and have finally found a home. I would use this book as a read aloud and discuss resilience with my kids and how there are rainbows in clouds.
  • (5/5)
    This book is really good because it talks about a couple of kids who move from foster home to foster home. Finally they stay at one home and gets to know these people.They start liking eachother and by the end they are a happy family.
  • (5/5)
    This book is about two twins who are orphans and they have spent their whole life being carted around to different foster parents. Who all turn about to be unbeilivably cruel. Untill the find the perfect foster parents.
  • (4/5)
    A sweet and touching story about finding love and family.
  • (5/5)
    Tiller and Sairy are the most amazing parents and it takes Florida and Dallas a while to trust them but they fall in love with Ruby Holler and eventually trust and love Tiller and Sairy. The meals/desserts named after events are fun (we've started doing that at our house too). I read this book and then, 2 years later, listened to the audio version and enjoyed it both times.
  • (3/5)
    This book tells the story of twins who were left behind at an "orphanage" run by a disreputable husband and wife who called them trouble. They think that perhaps they will always live in this horrible place where punishment is the norm. Until they move to Ruby Holler to live with an elderly couple. They learn that parenting can be good.
  • (5/5)
    very adventurous, mysterious too
  • (5/5)
    A really good book that lets you dream about what happens in the end.
  • (4/5)
    This is the story of Dallas and Florida, two foster children, who are afraid to trust anyone after the homes they've lived in. They get taken in by an eccentric old couple who find themselves more and more taken with the two siblings. Excellent novel!
  • (5/5)
    I enjoyed this book in adventure to mischeif and team work.
  • (5/5)
    This book made me feel the pain of the twins, and their laughter, and happiness.
  • (5/5)
    This book is about 2 orphans who get adopted after living and going to horrible places.I loved this book, it's in my top 2 for sure. It has suspence, excitement, and it is funny!
  • (5/5)
    Ruby Holler tells an adventure about a trouble twins name Dallas and Florida in Boxton Creek Home. The owner of the home, Mr. Trepid and Mrs. Trepid treated them poorly. Finally one day an old couple came to take Dallas and Florida, where there would be lots of adventures waiting ahead of the twins. They are excited about the trip but the couple is not going together. They need one person to go to a river trip across the state to the Rutabago River and one to go to Kangadoon in search of a special bird. Does this mean that the twins are going to be separated?