I'm delighted to welcome fellow Australian, kid lit author R.J. Simon to the blog today to help celebrate the release of her first book earlier this month. I've had the pleasure of reading RUBY LANE and can tell you that it's a fun, imaginative, and colourful chapter book. So much in the vein of Alice in Wonderland and in the style of Enid Blyton. It's a perfect escape for young minds, allowing them to stretch their imaginations, laugh, smile, and just embrace the silly. Don't expect a story that makes sense or that follows a predictable path; that's not its purpose or intention. If you have or know a child that loves to leave behind routine or who doesn't always do as they're told, then RUBY LANE is the perfect book for them. I'm sure R.J. Simon has a strong future ahead of writing books that immerse children in the unpredictable.
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Ruby is overexcited again, and her brain is spinning creative ideas so fast it feels like her head could explode!
Luckily, it’s school holidays, so she’s allowed to stay up late, reading adventure stories and playing dress-ups with her cat.
But when things get out of control, Ruby decides that helping a crazy pirate cat return a malfunctioning book to its rightful owner is the only logical solution…
* Humorous and mysterious, an adventure story for middle-graders worldwide. *
RJ Simon lives in the Australian bush with her husband, their two daughters, and way too many cats! One of those cats is called Pirate. There is also a wild wallaby, who has no respect for gardens, some very cheeky parrots, goannas, echidnas, lots of spiders, and an emu who all visit whenever they feel like it. RJ Simon enjoys writing stories, illustrating children’s books, and many other creative pursuits.
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