Take Your Last Breath by Lauren Child

Take Your Last Breath

Written by Lauren Child
Part of the Ruby Redfort Series

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June 2013 Book of the Month The second book in the Ruby series which follows the adventures of Ruby, a genius code-breaker, daring detective and gadget-laden special agent who just happens to be a thirteen-year-old girl. Ruby and her slick sidekick butler, Hitch, foil crimes and fend off evil villains remaining ice-cool in every crisis.

The Ruby series began with Ruby Redfort: Look into My Eyes. Click here to download an extract.


Take Your Last Breath by Lauren Child

Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. So break out boredom with multi-million-copy bestselling author Lauren Child, and meet your new favourite heroine...Ruby Redfort: detective, secret agent, thirteen-year-old kid.

Everyone's favourite kid detective is back for a second mind-blowing instalment, packed with all the off-the-wall humour, action and friendship of the first book. This time, though, it's an adventure on the wide open ocean, and Ruby is all at sea...Can she crack the case of the Twinford pirates while evading the clutches of a vile sea monster as well as the evil Count von Viscount? Well, you wouldn't want to bet against her...

Click here to visit the Ruby Redfort website - Have you got what it takes to be a secret agent?!

And join in the chat on the Ruby Redfort facebook page!


Praise for Ruby Redfort:

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

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

What more could adventure-loving girls want? - The Sunday Times

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

6th June 2013




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