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The Search for Baby Ruby

By Susan Shreve


The search for a missing baby drives this heart-pounding page turner, from Edgar Award Winner Susan Shreve

Jess O'Fines has always been the good child. She's the one who never complains, who always says yes to her (sometimes) crazy siblings and (always) crazy parents, and who stays good as gold, no matter what. So of course it's Jess who gets stuck looking after her baby niece when the babysitter cancels, instead of attending the glamorous rehearsal dinner for her sister's wedding. Good old reliable Jess.

But when Jess leaves Baby Ruby alone to try on makeup in the hotel room bathroom - just for a few minutes -- she returns to find her vanished. Jess's frustration with her family turns to panic. No one in the hotel has seen Baby Ruby, and the rest of the O'Fines family is blissfully unaware in the dining room downstairs. Jess can't bear to confess to her family and spoil her sister's wedding. So it's up to her (with some help from her big sister Teddy) to find Baby Ruby and bring her back before it's too late.

Edgar Award winner Susan Shreve returns to her mystery roots in this thrilling tale of kidnapping, sisters, and family pulling together in the unlikeliest of times.


Reviews and Awards

“An entertaining thriller with a feel-good ending that… showcases the emotionally resonant ties that bind sisters and families.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Tense and fast-paced.” - Publishers Weekly


Purchase Options
Indiebound • Scholastic Store • Amazon • Barnes & Noble


Summer 2015
Middle Grade Novel
ISBN: 978-0-545-41783-9
Price: $16.99 / $19.99
Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Page Count: 224
Foreign Rights: Scholastic
Translation Rights: Scholastic
Rights Available? yes


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