Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ruby's Slippers


Dottie Meyers and Dorothy Gale from the Wizard of Oz have many things in common. They both own a little black dog and they both live on a farm in Kansas. Just like Dorothy; Dottie gets knocked unconscious by some debris during a tornado. Unfortunately Dottie does not end up in the wonderful world of Oz. Dottie instead wakes up in a nursing home in California. Dottie receives a mysterious package. Inside the package is a pair of ruby red slippers. The slippers were left by Dottie’s father. Someone who she has not seen since she was a little girl. Dottie decides to go on a road trip to find her father. She is accompanied by some really wild and crazy companions.

I don’t know where to start. There are so many things I liked about this book…from the beginning, everything in the middle, till the very end. Who I enjoyed the most through was Sophia. She is a little old lady that Dottie meets in the nursing home and one of Dottie’s travelling buddies. She had this great sense of humor but watch out for her driving. Another fun element I liked about this story was Ms. Ellis’s innovative way on how she incorporated all the characters from the Wizard of Oz into Ruby’s Slippers. Leanna Ellis proves with this book that there is no place like home.

2 comments:

Linda Jacobs said...

What a cool idea! I'll be on the lookout for this title at the library.

Well-written review! I always enjoy what you have to say.

carolsnotebook said...

Sounds like a fun book.