Ruby Holler (Carnegie Medal (Awards))

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 8V4.344907
As they pulled onto a narrow dirt road, Sairy said, "You are now entering Ruby Holler, the one and only Ruby Holler! Your lives are never going to be the same -- "

Dallas and Florida have been dubbed the "trouble twins." They have been shuffled between foster families and orphanages all their lives, longing only for a loving place to call home, though mistrustful that one exists for the likes of them.

Tiller and Sairy are an eccentric, older couple whose children are grown and long gone, and they're each restless for one more big adventure while their bodies are still spry enough to paddle a river or climb a mountain.

Ruby Holler is the beautiful, mysterious place that changes all of their lives forever. When Tiller and Sairy invite Dallas and Florida to stay with them and keep them company on their adventures, the magic of the Holler takes over, and the two kids begin to think that maybe, just maybe the old folks aren't so bad....

Filled with humor, poignancy, cookies, and treasure maps, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler is a delightful book about a special place where it's never too late to be loved.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on March 1, 2002 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0060277327
ISBN-13: 9780060277321
15 Book Reviews
  • lov
    lovover 4 years44 stars
    It shows that there is always a bright side of life. And that you should stick together as a team.
    • al3720
      al3720over 6 years55 stars
      I love this book soooo much. I have read it like eight times. The first time I heard it was either in third or forth grade.
      • live_love_leila
        live_love_leilaabout 7 years55 stars
        Very good book, for bravery and courage. Cool setting and perfect characters. I would love to live in a place like that.
        • kpollard
          kpollardover 7 years
          I like how Tiller and Sairy took them under their wing as kids and took chances and didn't hurt them at all.
          • raytheeny
            raytheenyover 7 years
            It is cool
            • vonicat
              vonicatabout 8 years55 stars
              I keep reading it again and again, I really love this book!
              • phoenixfeather
                phoenixfeatherover 8 years44 stars
                A great book about two twins- Florida, the rather strong girl, and Dallas,a boy lost in his spectacular daydreams- and how they escape Boxton's Home for Children, run by the twisted Trepids, and reside in a magical place that goes by the name of Ruby Holler with an elderly couple, Sairy andTiller. Thos book is very good and I highly reccomend it~
                • xdarkwolfx
                  xdarkwolfxalmost 9 years44 stars
                  really good so far
                  • brannancreekside
                    brannancreeksidealmost 9 years
                    this is funny and cool. That was very mysterious when the guy gave him money to rob their house.
                    • campbellcreekside
                      campbellcreeksidealmost 9 years55 stars
                      This is a great book. The author did a great job of describing the land and nature. I think everyone should read it.