Really Truly Ruthie

Paperback | May 19, 2008

byValerie TrippEditorTamara England, Walter Rane

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Ruthie Smithens, a girl who believes in fairy tales and happy endings, would do almost anything to help her best friend, Kit Kittredge, whose family has been hard hit by the Depression. But Ruthie has learned the hard way that offers of help, even between friends, are tricky. When Ruthie finds out some bad news about the Kittredges' house while at her father's bank, she has to find a way to help the Kittredges reach Kit's Aunt Millie, so that there can be at least the chance of a happy ending!

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Mb>Valerie Tripp received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and has a Master's of Education degree from Harvard University. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 8.5 × 6.1 × 0.4 inPublished:May 19, 2008Publisher:American Girl Publishing IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1593693214

ISBN - 13:9781593693213

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Customer Reviews of Really Truly Ruthie


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ruthie is wonderful I loved this glimpse into Ruthie's character. She's such a sweet, giving friend. It was fun to read about Aunt Millie again and Ruthie's determination to help was very admirable. She's a wonderful example! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ruthie! This book really helps flesh out a plot hole in Kit's stories, and gives a good look at Ruthie as a person. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Truly Ruthie Ruthie is such a wonderful friend, oh my goodness! Sweet girl that saves Kit.
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ruthie In this story, Ruthie finds out that Kit and her family are going to lose their house, so she goes to Kit's Aunt Millie, to get money from her to help save them from being evicted.
Date published: 2015-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Life Lessons This book teaches all about helping others. When Ruthie goes to the extreme to help her best friend Kit, she goes off on an adventure to help. I like this book a lot. Ruthie is very thoughtful and will to anything to help her friend Kit. Good Life Lessons, and wonderful story line! It's a story with a lot of adventure and a little danger. :) You won't be disappointed with this purchase.
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You Will Fall in Love with Ruthie! This is an absolute must-read for any Ruthie fans! Ruthie is such a charismatic, fun, kind character - you will fall in love!
Date published: 2014-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! My daughters are exited that We now have Ruthie's book! We liked how it included aunt Millie and that it is like a following book to Kit's surprise.
Date published: 2013-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ruthie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got this at my library and I loved it! I loved The Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe Stone, and this was really good to!!!!! A great adventure!! I love Ruthie, and this book was so great!!! A+ AG! A+!
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Story! In this book, Ruthie is able to help Kit's family and be brave, even when she doesn't think she is! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2013-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helped My Special Needs Daughter! My Daughter is 11 years old and has a Learning Disability. She was a very late reader and is far behind for her age due to this. Juliana was given this book as a gift and I could not believe it when she finished the entire book in one day!! She was so interested in the Story Line... she could not put it down. Since then we have purchased several more American Girls Books and have had the same results. Not only have the American Girls Books helped my daughter to become a better reader but these books have sparked a huge interest in her for History! American History is now her Favorite Subject and she is eager to learn! Thanks A Million American Girls!
Date published: 2013-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Story, love Ruthie Ruthie shows how good a friend she is to Kit and her family. She doesn't think she is very brave, but she is and proves it. This is a wonderful story of friendship and sacrifice.
Date published: 2012-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Story! We read this book together and very much enjoyed the story. I was impressed with the story, the educational value and historical accuracy of the story and the "LookingBack" portion of the book. Ruthie is a very sweet girl and my daughter was able to relate to her-the happy outlook, dreams of fairy tales and happy endings but also her very brave and determined outlook and willingness to help others. Very important lessons. I appreciate that my daughter and I will read AG Historical books and she will absorb the history aspect and will also apply the lessons learned from the books to her own life.
Date published: 2012-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from meet ruthie meet ruthie is a great book with cool pictures and gives you a lesson on the great deppression. i would love to add ruthie to our ag collection.
Date published: 2011-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Truely Ruthie In this book,I find Ruthie to be very loving and kind to Kit.Ruthie was very brave and she didn't care if she got in trouble or................ruined her shoes.
Date published: 2011-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice story :) The story about Ruthie is sweet and charming, as well as helpful. It shows how Ruthie's big heart reaches out to help out friends in their time of need. Very nice :)
Date published: 2010-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to hear Ruthie's story Ruthies story was great it had good illustrations and a good story line. The book shows how truley nice Ruthie is and all the good she tries to do. My daughters really enjoy reading the Historicall dolls books.
Date published: 2010-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Friend Adventure Story Kit and her family are going to be evicted from their house if they can't come up with money, and soon! Ruthie decides to pay the Kittredge's Aunt Millie (whose has money to save the house). So together Ruthie and Kit's older brother Charlie go on adventure to find Aunt Millie, get the money, and return home before it's too late. I collect AG dolls, and Ruthie is one of my favorites.
Date published: 2010-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS BOOK! I think this book is really well written. I do agree with another reviewer about how Ruthie should have more books!!!
Date published: 2010-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Truly Amazing This is one of the best American Girl books and I have Ruthie the doll. She is a beautiful doll and the story describes her life in a nice way from a great perspective. You also realize Kit in the story which is very nice.
Date published: 2010-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meet Ruthie! I wish there more books about Ruthie: it's hard to really like her parents though, they give Kit's family so much grief. But, through Aunt Millie and older brother Charlie, Ruthie finds a way to save Kit's home and her pride. A wonderful read.
Date published: 2009-05-23