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Little Red Ruthie
Little Red Ruthie

Little Red Ruthie

A Hanukkah Tale

By Gloria Koster, Illustrated by Sue Eastland


32 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: August 2017

ISBN 9780807546468

Rights: WOR

Albert Whitman & Company (Aug 2017)

Price: $16.99


It was a chilly winter in the northern woods, but Ruthie did not mind. Dressed in her favorite puffy red coat, she was going to spend Hanukkah with her grandmother, who lived on the other side of the forest. Ruthie was bringing sour cream and applesauce to go along with the yummy latkes. She carefully packed her basket and kissed her mother good-bye. Snow began to fall. Soon Ruthie was lost in a thicket, and she was not alone. Someone was hiding behind the tree, and when he jumped out, Ruthie found herself face to face with a wolf. Ruthie will have to convince the wolf that eating latkes will be tastier than eating her!


"A Hanukkah culinary delight." —Kirkus Reviews

"Koster and Eastland's spoof takes several twists and turns . . . Eastland's digital drawings, breezy and punctuated with lots of red, are a stylish counterpoint to the poker-faced text." —Publishers Weekly

"A welcome holiday offering." —School Library Journal

"Whimsical, humorous illustrations." —The Association of Jewish Libraries

"The cartoony illustrations and lighthearted text incorporate Hanukkah details and motifs." —The Horn Book

Author Biography

Gloria Koster is an elementary school librarian. It is there where she gets her ideas for her stories. She lives in New York with her family. Sue Eastland is a British designer, illustrator, and author. She studied graphic design at college and later earned a masters degree in spatial design at Huddersfield University. She currently lives and works in the North of England.