Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure by Thomas Docherty
  

Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure

Written by Thomas Docherty

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This is a magical adventure in which a drab landscape is transformed into a place of beauty and delight. Ruby’s playground is rundown; nothing works except for one swing for which there is always a long queue. One day, Ruby is given a magic ice lolly. When she plants its stick, a multi-coloured shoot appears and grows and grows and grows…Soon Ruby is off and away sweeping up her friends on a roller coaster adventure. Luckily, the magic lasts and her playground is transformed for good!

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Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure by Thomas Docherty

Thomas Docherty’s new picture book sees a return to his nostalgic, classic storytelling style. Introducing Ruby, a magical little girl with improbable dreams. Ruby and her friends want a place to play, but their playground only has one old swing and a broken slide. Magic always finds its way to Ruby, however – when she plants her ice lolly stick in the ground, a magnificent playground begins to grow! Soon, Ruby and her friends are aboard the playground, stopping traffic and causing others to take
note of their plight.

Writing with his wife, Helen, Greenaway award shortlisted illustrator Thomas Docherty introduces the reader to children with different abilities and social backgrounds in this story.

About the Author

Thomas Docherty

Thomas never thought he would end up writing stories. At school he wasn’t good at spelling and reading was a real struggle. Luckily his Mum and Dad read to him and took him to the library where he spent hours looking at Asterix books. Even so, it wasn’t until many years later, after he had been through school and Art College, that he wrote his first children’s book. It was called ‘Pip and the Lost Dream’ and it is published in Spain, Taiwan and South Africa. Now Thomas does most of his work in the UK and is based in Bristol, where he lives with his wife Helen and daughter Lucia. Whenever possible he likes to go along to schools and libraries to talk to the kids about his work and help them write and draw their own stories.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
33 pages

Author

Thomas Docherty
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Author's Website

www.thomasdocherty.co.uk/

Publisher

Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st August 2010

ISBN

9781848774032

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