Reader Reviewed Ruby Redfort : Look into My Eyes by Lauren Child

Ruby Redfort : Look into My Eyes

Written by Lauren Child

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Ruby Redfort, the super-awesome new creation from multi-million-copy bestseller Lauren Child! Ruby Redfort: she's a genius code-cracker, a daring detective, and a gadget-laden special agent who just happens to be a thirteen-year-old girl. She and her slick side-kick butler, Hitch, foil crimes and get into loads of scrapes with evil villains, but they're always ice-cool in a crisis.

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Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Cara, age 9 - 'Ruby Redfort is very Adventurous, and I think it's cool with all the codes that Clancy and Ruby made up.' Read full review >
  • Katherine Sheldon, age 12 - 'All in all an amazing book which kept me turning the pages until a fantastic ending, can't wait to read the next one!!' Read full review >
  • Lucy Evans, age 8 - 'My mum got so annoyed when I was reading it, because I never wanted to put it down, not even to go to bed!' Read full review >
  • Natalie Hunter, age 12 - 'I really love Ruby Redfort and enjoy the mystery. I think the characters individual personalities are brilliant. I also like how the main character though super smart, acts like your average 13yr old.'  Read full review >
  • Rose Heathcote, age 15 - 'This is a cleverly written mystery book, the casual remarks made throughout are important in solving the mysteries, this is what really draws you in and keeps you engaged all the way through.' Read full review >
  • Year 6, Freegrounds Junior School - 'We read this book as a class and loved it - we almost couldn't put it down...Loved the book, great main character and fast plot.' Read full review >
  • Jessamyn Doore, age 16 - 'Saw this and was reminded of my Clarice Bean reading days.  Just had to give it a go and was so glad I did.  Ruby Redford is great!' Read full review >
  • Hannah Pendel, age 10 - 'Hold onto your hats, Ruby has been recruited for spectrum. A secret spy agency hidden from the world. Is she really capable of saving gold - but is it the gold that needs saving?' Read full review >
  • Lily Boniface, age 15 - 'This is the best adventure book I have read in a long time. It had just the right amount of ‘on the edge of my seat’ suspence and mystery to keep you guessing.' Read full review >
  • Isabel Kardos-Stowe, age 10 - 'This is a great book that really draws you in. You just have to turn over every page...I won't tell you much about the book but you HAVE to read it.' Read full review >
  • Daisy Theobald, age 11 - 'I really enjoyed this book because I love mystery. As soon as I read the first page I was gripped.' Read full review >


Ruby Redfort : Look into My Eyes by Lauren Child

In Look Into My Eyes, we go right back to Ruby's beginnings as an agent. When an anonymous caller sets Ruby a challenge, it's not long before she finds her way into the HQ of the most secret of secret agencies -- SPECTRUM. They need her help to crack a code but her desk job soon spirals into an all-out action adventure, as Ruby uncovers the dastardly plans of the formidable Fool's Gold Gang!


'This is a marvellous romp of a book, packed with action, villains, eccentric and embarrassing parents, superb gadgets and some perplexing codes.. Child excels at creating rounded central characters full of spiky defiance, wild imagination and touching loyalty to friends, and supports them with a thrilling cast of adversaries.' Daily Mail

'The new Ruby Redfort book is utterly exceptionordinarily brilliant' - Clarice Bean

'Lauren Child has put imagination and fun back into the real worlds of childhood.' - Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian

'Lauren Child is so good it's exhilarating' - The Independent

'Lauren Child is a publishing phenomenon' - Observer Magazine

Praise for Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now:

'Both hilarious and moving - this is going to be a huge hit.' - Guardian Books Supplement

'combines Lauren Child's inimitable style and wit' - Sunday Post

About the Author

Lauren Child

Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since
published many bestselling and awardwinning books, including those featuring
the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won
numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and
the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning
TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success. In December 2008 she was named as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, and was awarded an MBE in 2009.

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432 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

29th September 2011




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