Continuing with our Spy theme this week with a series of Ruby Redfort books written by Lauren Child. Please note that the hardback and paperback versions of this book can have very different covers!! Lauren Child is a very successful author. She wrote the very popular "Charlie and Lola" books and the Clarice Bean series. This series is for an older audience.
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Here’s the low-down on 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 sidekick butler, Hitch, foil crimes and get into loads of scrapes with evil villains, but they’re always ice-cool in a crisis.
In this first book, 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…"
The series has its own website: