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The one and only Ruby  Cover Image Book Book

The one and only Ruby / Katherine Applegate ; illustrated by Patricia Castelao.

Applegate, Katherine, (author.). Castelao, Patricia, (illustrator.).


Ruby’s story picks up a few months after the events of The One and Only Bob. Now living in a wildlife sanctuary, Ruby’s caretaker from the elephant orphanage in Africa where she grew up is visiting. Seeing him again brings back a flood of memories both happy and sad of her life before the circus, and she recounts the time she spent in the African savannah to Ivan and Bob. -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780063080089
  • ISBN: 0063080087
  • Physical Description: 217 pages, 10 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2023]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
8-12 years.
Subject: Elephants > Juvenile fiction.
Wildlife refuges > Juvenile fiction.
Best friends > Juvenile fiction.
Circus > Juvenile fiction.
Africa > Juvenile fiction.
Applegate, Katherine. One and only Ivan ; > 3.
Genre: Novels in verse.
Animal fiction.

Available copies

  • 19 of 50 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at De Soto.


  • 5 current holds with 50 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
De Soto Public Library JF App (Text) 33858000016933 New Books Available -

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