Ruth Ann and the Green Blowster is one of the most refreshing and imaginative children’s chapter adventure books to surface in a long time. It’s a whimsical tale with undercurrents of menace, excitement and danger, and a cast of eccentric and original characters.
Following the sudden death of her puppy, Ruth Ann and Whistle Stick are hurled through space aloft the Green Blowster’s breath column, to an alternate world, for one last visit with Dukey Daddles. Throughout their odyssey they meet a host of quirky characters, fight valiantly against treacherous foes, make tremendous sacrifices, and learn the importance of friendship, teamwork, compassion and courage…all while racing against time.
A page-turning adventure
Journey through a whimsical world where Ruth Ann and her friends come upon a host of strange characters, fight unimaginable battles against treacherous foes, and make tremendous sacrifices, all while learning the importance of friendship, teamwork, compassion, and courage in a tale that engages the imagination and reminds readers just how much fun reading can be.
Over seven decades in the making
Author Kathy Luders was a girl no older than Ruth Ann is in this book when she first discovered the tattered pages of this story, written by her long-past grandmother, Frances Willey Beebe. She didn’t see these pages again until after the death of her mother – nearly fifty years later! Since then, she’s worked the story into a refreshing, unique, and charming children’s chapter book.
Attracting new audiences today
“I would love to see Ruth Ann and the Green Blowster made into an animated film for children,” Luders says. “It would be great in the style of the old Disney films.” Early in life, Luders’ mother helped her realize that books open the world. She is currently focused on enjoying every minute of the journey while sharing Ruth Ann’s adventure with children of all ages.
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