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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ruth Hooker  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Children; Children;

Born: April 30, 1920, in Rockville Center, NY

Died: June 1, 1998, in Naperville, IL


-- Ruth Hooker on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=ruth+hooker


Illinois Connection

Ruth lived most of her adult life in Naperville.

Biographical and Professional Information

In addition to her writings of juvenile books Ruth was also a Children's Librarian in Naperville Il.


Published Works

  • Gertrude Kloppenberg (Private), Abingdon, 1970
  • Gertrude Kloppenberg II, Abingdon, 1974
  • Kennaquhair, Abingdon, 1976
  • Pelican Mystery, Whitman, 1977
  • The Kidnapping of Anna, Whitman, 1979
  • At Grandma and Grandpa`s House, Whitman, 1986
  • Sara Loves Her Big Brother, Whitman, 1987
  • Matthew, the Cowboy, Whitman, 1990


Selected Titles At Your Library

Gertrude Kloppenberg (private)
ISBN: 0687140943. OCLC Number:

Abingdon Press. Nashville,. [1970]

A lonely little girl keeps a diary in which she records her search for a "true blue friend."

Gertrude Kloppenberg II.
ISBN: 0687140978. OCLC Number:

Abingdon Press. Nashville,. [1974]

A lonely little girl keeps a diary in which she records her search for "a true blue friend."

Kennaquhair /
ISBN: 0687207940. OCLC Number:

Abingdon,. Nashville :. ©1976.

Having escaped robot-like from a holocaust, six children find their way to a livable valley where an old man helps them become independent individuals, yet able to work together.

The pelican mystery /
ISBN: 0807563951. OCLC Number:

A. Whitman,. Chicago :. ©1977.

A resourceful brother and sister find adventure and mystery in the Florida Keys.

The kidnapping of Anna /
ISBN: 0807541761. OCLC Number:

A. Whitman,. Chicago :. ©1979.

A brother and sister uncover a sinister kidnapping plot when their family moves into a strange house over Christmas vacation.

At Grandma and Grandpa's house /
ISBN: 0807504777. OCLC Number:

A. Whitman,. Niles, Ill. :. 1986.

At Grandma's and Grandpa's house there are always special things to see and do.

Sara loves her big brother /
ISBN: 0807572446. OCLC Number:

A. Whitman,. Niles, Ill. :. 1987.

Two-year-old Sara's devotion often exasperates her patient big brother.

Matthew the cowboy /
ISBN: 0807549983. OCLC Number:

A. Whitman,. Niles, Ill. :. ©1990.

After receiving a cowboy suit for his birthday, Matthew takes an imaginary trip out West where he tames a wild horse, solves the puzzle of a mysterious cattle brand, and captures some rustlers.


Awards

Award from Friends Of American Writers, 1971 for Gertrude Kloppenberg (Private)