Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ruth Hooker  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

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

Died: June 1, 1998, in Naperville, IL

-- Ruth Hooker on WorldCat --

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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Gertrude Kloppenberg (Private)
ISBN: 0687140943

Abingdon Press. 1970

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

Gertrude Kloppenberg II
ISBN: 0687140978

Abingdon Press. 1974

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

ISBN: 0687207940

Abingdon. 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 (Pilot Books)
ISBN: 0807563951

Albert Whitman & Co. 1977

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

The Kidnapping of Anna (Pilot Books)
ISBN: 0807541761

Albert Whitman & Co. 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

Albert Whitman & Co. 1986

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

Sara Loves Her Big Brother
ISBN: 0807572446

Albert Whitman & Co. 1987

Two-year-old Sara adores her big brother, following him everywhere, waking him up in the morning, attempting to be with him at all times, and, sometimes, annoying him, in an affectionate story about family relationships

Matthew the Cowboy
ISBN: 0807549983

Albert Whitman & Co. 1994

A birthday gift of a new cowboy suit is a dream come true for an imaginative little boy named Matthew who promptly spends the day riding the range and capturing bad guys


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