By Ruth Irene Garrett
8 1/2" x 11" hardcover with full color dust jacket
Ruthie Goes to Town, the first book in the Little Ruthie Series, is the heartwarming children’s story of a day in the life of a young Amish girl, Ruthie, and her dog Heidi. Written with an insight that only its former-Amish author could provide, Ruthie is both entertaining and informative, charmingly depicting the unexpected choices our young farm girl encounters all the while providing a rare, accurate portrayal of Amish farm life and their austere but fascinating ways. Beautifully illustrated in lovely full-color throughout, Ruthie Goes to Town is a delightful story teaching moral character in a way no children’s book has ever attempted. Certain to thrill young readers from toddlers through 8 years old, even adults will enjoy Ruthie and its timeless values.
About the Author
Ruth Irene (Miller) Garrett grew up Amish on a farm in Kalona, Iowa. She is now a best-selling author with three previous books on Amish life, including her most recent biography, Born Amish. She resides with her husband, Ottie Garrett, Jr., in Glasgow, Kentucky. She lectures frequently on Amish life to eager audiences across the country, and has been featured in numerous magazines such as Glamour and Marie Claire and television broadcasts such as 20/20.
About the Illustrator
Rhonda Mullins Dellepiane is an artist, living in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and three children. Ruthie goes to Town, the first in the Little Ruthie Series, is the fourth book she has illustrated. The others include Goodbye, Geraldine, a novel by Robert J. Morgan, as well as two textbooks, Dinner Time and Our Book of Dua. She has been working as an illustrator, graphic and mixed media artist for 17 years. You may contact her at RhondaArt@aol.com. Rhonda dedicates this book to her grandmother and mentor, Beth Lehman.
48 pages with full-color illustrations