Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grades 2 - 4N3.813475
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?
Paperback, 176 pages
Published on September 25, 2007 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1416950036
ISBN-13: 9781416950035
1 Book Review
  • ruby50312
    ruby50312over 9 years55 stars
    this is the most amazing book about two girls named ruby & flying duck.I did my book report on this book.and i love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!